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Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies

Online Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies is an online degree that prepares Christian scholars and leaders in mental health counseling, research, scholarship and psychological science. This culminating degree is structured for the international student who does not require North American accreditation and the scholar seeking to impact culture in ministry contexts outside of the formal professional organizations of psychology or counseling in any region. You will gain a solid foundation in research methodology, grant writing, and policy analysis. You will also explore subjects including addictive behaviors, disaster trauma, indigenous mental health care, and psychometrics. Your concentration will be determined at admission based on your master’s coursework.

  • Develop an advanced level of qualitative data collection, analysis and oral and written data presentation.
  • Pursue your greatest passion and break new ground in the field of psychology through the planning and presentation of your dissertation.
  • Develop your professional identity and consider how to apply it as you examine the interface between Christian theology and psychology and historical and current issues affecting faith and profession.

Career Opportunities:

  • Global University Faculty/Leadership
  • International Director of Mental Health Services Agency/Nonprofit
  • Director of Guidance
  • Researcher/Writer

This culminating degree is structured for the international student who does not require North American accreditation and the scholar seeking to impact culture in ministry contexts outside of the formal professional organizations of psychology or counseling in any region.


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