Community Care & Counseling (Ed.D.) - Pastoral Care & Counseling

Community Care & Counseling (Ed.D.) - Pastoral Care & Counseling

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
EDCO 705Issues and Trends in Community Counseling3
EDCO 711Advanced Group Counseling 13
EDCO 715Applied Counseling Theories3
EDCO 725Teaching and Learning3
EDCO 735Statistics 1,23
EDCO 740Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors3
EDCO 745Intermediate Statistics and Research 13
EDCO 747Qualitative Methods of Research3
EDCO 790Crisis & Trauma Counseling 33
EDCO 810Dissertation Design 13
Pastoral Care & Counseling Cognate
EDCO 821Ethics & Issues in Pastoral Counseling3
EDCO 826Growth & Development of the Pastoral Counselor3
EDCO 831Individual & Family Issues in Pastoral Counseling3
EDCO 836Premarital & Marital Issues in Pastoral Counseling3
EDCO 841Crisis & Current Issues in Pastoral Counseling3
Dissertation Courses 4
EDCO 716Dissertation Topic 51
EDCO 770Dissertation Formation 51
EDCO 988Dissertation Proposal and Research 5,65
EDCO 989Dissertation Completion 5,65
EDCO 990Dissertation Defense 5,60
Total Hours57

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 57 hours
  • A minimum of 42 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 15 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful defense of Dissertation
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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