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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING‚Äč

Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Psychology and Counseling (PHD 64-credit hours)

Purpose

The purpose for this professional Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Psychology and Counseling (PHD) program is to provide the candidate with an advanced competencies and biblical insights through the teaching, preparation and observation for those actively involved in vocational Christian ministry of education.

This program provides the biblical, theological, and practical education required to provide leadership in a church-counseling center or in an independent lay counseling ministry. It is not intended to prepare individuals for a State Licensure but will qualify the candidates for organizational professional licensed counseling credential.

Program Objectives:

Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Psychology and Counseling (PHD) program will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of ministry in relation to the biblical, theological, academic, and educational disciplines.
  • Articulate and apply a comprehensive and critical philosophy of ministry.
  • Demonstrate advanced competencies in the areas of critical thinking, Research and Writing, Biblical Theology, Biblical Communication, Administration/Education Leadership, and Great Commission Strategies.
  • Plan, implement, and critically evaluate major undertakings in ministry toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.
  • Evaluate personal, spiritual, and professional development and design a plan for lifelong learning.

An Online PHD Degree Based on Biblical Principles and Values, Designed Specifically for those who are highly functional with a higher learning and independent conceptual mindset.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Psychology and Counseling (PHD) degree provides individuals with the opportunity to develop advanced research skills using the flexibility and convenience of distance learning aptitude. The curriculum consists of 64-84 hours of study and provides a solid foundation in major business functional areas. Ethical psychological and counseling leadership, information literacy, speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills are emphasized throughout the curriculum. This program is available to qualified PHD candidates both in North American and internationally.

Course #
Course Title
Credits
HEM703
Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics
3
THE713
Christian Apologetics (Norman)
3
RES723
Research Methods and Concepts
3
RES714
Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
4
PSY764
Introduction to Psychology
4
PSY704
Introduction to Psychology and Counseling
4
PSY714
Psychology and Christianity
4
CON716
Christian Counseling
6
CON723
Crisis and Trauma Counseling
3
PSY733
Sexuality and Our Diversity
3
PSY753
Principles of Social Psychology
3
PSY763
Social Psychology
3
CON783
The Premarital Counseling
3
CON793
Marriage and Family Counseling
3
PSY803
Psychology and Religion
3
PSY764
Principles of Sociological
3
CET863
Christian Ethic
3
CET874
Counseling Ethics and Decision
4
CON884
Counseling Troubled Teens and Their Families
3
PSY884
Developing Mind
3
PSY894
Psychology of Religious Behaviour
4
CON894
Understanding Counseling
4
PUS764
Public Speaking
4
PSY764
Human Relations
4
SOC883
Sociology
3
PHD900
Dissertation Research
15