Doctor of Philosophy in History
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty’s 100% online Ph.D. in History provides a grounding in advanced historical studies while providing a uniquely flexible format and curriculum that will help students gain the expertise they need for their specialized field of study. With a core of American history, academic excellence, and innovative doctoral research, students will complete comprehensive courses of study in major primary and scholarly sources of American and European history. This program is designed to equip students with a thorough understanding of historical research methods, essential original research skills, and the ability to apply a Christian worldview to the study of history. This program is designed for students who want to pursue careers in professional settings, public history venues, and in academic institutions. Graduates will be well-equipped to pursue roles in university teaching, higher education administration, professional writing, museum curation, historic site preservation, historical research, and nonprofit or government roles related to historical preservation.


  • A regionally or nationally accredited Masters degree or its equivalent
  • 3.0 or above GPA
  • Official college transcripts 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency

School Accreditation Statement

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.