Liberty’s 100% online Ph.D. in Psychology – General track provides a core of advanced study and knowledge for behavioral sciences professionals. Students in this program will engage in rigorous research training that will prepare them for careers in academia and research in the field of human behavior studies. Liberty’s online Ph.D. in Psychology is ideal for students who want to bring new knowledge of human behavior to the field and find new ways to help people heal, grow, and thrive.
With this goal in mind, students will learn how to evaluate research through the lens of a biblical worldview, learn effective clinical techniques, essential behavioral theory, and develop their research and writing expertise through an integrated doctoral dissertation. Students can also take part in optional face-to-face on-campus intensives that will allow them to meet faculty and other students while they develop their professional and research skills.
This program is ideal for students who want to pursue advanced studies in psychology while developing research in the field of human behavior studies, for those who want to enter higher education in psychology, and for those who want to leverage their expertise to consult in business and policy. Students in the general track can use their electives to make themselves more marketable by specializing their studies for a unique field or research area. Students who earn Liberty’s Ph.D. in Psychology will be well-equipped to pursue roles as college professors, corporate or organizational psychologists, psychology researchers, mental health wellness program directors, and human behavior specialist policy consultants.
- Master's degree
- 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
- College transcripts
- 12 hours of undergraduate psychology coursework, including courses in general psychology, statistics, research methods, and one additional course
- Contact information for 2 recommenders
- 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.