Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology – Behavioral Health Leadership is designed to help students pursue administrative and management positions in mental and behavioral health organizations. Throughout this program, students will be trained in advanced research methods as well as practical leadership skills – equipping them to solve important problems in the field. The Ph.D. in Psychology – Behavioral Health Leadership is an excellent option for those who want to pursue leadership roles, manage teams and organizations, and address research issues within the field of behavioral health. Students will have the opportunity to build on their previous studies and experience in psychology and behavioral health while preparing for new roles in research, academia, and industry. Some of the topics covered in this program include research, statistics, analysis, and the relationship between Christianity and psychology. Students can also learn how to teach the subject of psychology at the college level as well as how to handle the administrative aspects of overseeing a behavioral health organization. By completing a dissertation, students can synthesize their knowledge and develop original research to help address challenges in the field. Upon graduation, students can pursue roles as administrators/directors of behavioral and mental health organizations, consultants, grant writers, nonprofit organization leaders, professors, program or department heads, project managers, and researchers.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent