Doctor of Education in Community Care & Counseling / Pastoral Counseling
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty University’s online Doctor of Education in Community Care & Counseling – Pastoral Care and Counseling program will equip you to provide professional counseling services in a ministry setting. Through this program, you will learn to evaluate diverse individual, group, and family populations. This program is ideal for professionals — such as pastors, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers — who want to expand their knowledge base to enhance their careers.

Professional careers include:

  • Church counselor
  • Marriage and family counselor
  • Outpatient care therapist
  • Social worker


  • Master's degree
  • 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
  • College transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • 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.