Christian Leadership (Ph.D.) - Spiritual Formation

Christian Leadership (Ph.D.) - Spiritual Formation

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. 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
CLED 700Biblical & Theological Foundations of Leadership3
CLED 720Biblical & Theological Foundations of Education3
CLED 800Theological Anthropology in Leadership & Education3
CLED 815Character & Ethics in Leadership & Education3
CLED 820Leadership and Management Theory3
CLED 835Organizational Theory and Development3
CLED 845Group and Team Dynamics: Theory and Practice in Leadership3
CLED 855Teaching & Learning: Theory & Practice in Leadership3
Total Hours24
Spiritual Formation Cognate
CLED 715Ecologies of Christian Formation3
Choose two of the following:6
Biblical Theology of Spiritual Formation
History of Spiritual Formation
Facilitation of Spiritual Formation
Total Hours9
Research Courses
CLED 730Research Methods for Christian Leadership I3
CLED 770Research Methods for Christian Leadership II3
CLED 805Research Methods for Christian Leadership III3
CLED 830Research Methods for Christian Leadership IV3
CLED 987Research Methods for Christian Leadership V5
CLED 988Research Methods for Christian Leadership VI5
CLED 989Dissertation Research & Writing 15
CLED 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours27

Students who are not ready for enrollment in CLED 990 after completing CLED 989 may be required, as determined by the student's dissertation chair, to repeat CLED 989 until deemed ready for enrollment in CLED 990.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of Comprehensive Examination
  • Successful defense of Prospectus and 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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