• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Psychology - Developmental Psychology program at Liberty University provides an in-depth study of human growth and development that will help give you advanced insight into human psychology. 
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Overview

Through rigorous research training that will prepare you for a career in academia and research, 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.

The Psychology - Developmental Psychology program at Liberty University is designed to prepare you to evaluate research and to understand the truth about human behavior from a biblical worldview. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and we fulfill this mission by training professionals to use science and biblical values to understand the full breadth of human experience. Our unique, biblically-based approach to this field will prepare you to make a positive impact on those around you.

Potential Careers with a Ph.D. in Psychology

Graduates of our program will be able to work in a variety of educational, research, or corporate settings. With the credentials you receive in this degree, you can obtain jobs that meaningfully impact individual and societal change through research, writing, project management, or leading programs.

  • Independent consultant
  • Collegiate professor
  • Organizational mentor/consultant
  • Researcher/Writer

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Doctoral Study in Psychology
  • Psychological Research and Biblical Worldview
  • Teaching of Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission application
    • Application fee
    • Official college transcripts
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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