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About

Equip yourself for a career that pairs your passion for people with your desire to serve the Lord. The M.A. in Pastoral Counseling degree at Liberty University  provides the skills, training, and experience you need to help people understand their situation, prevent further hardship, and begin the healing process.

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Overview

Becoming a pastoral counselor allows for incredible ministry opportunities. Imagine being entrusted with your congregation’s emotional and spiritual well-being. You will have the chance to minister to countless individuals at a time when they need it most.

Whether you are looking to become a full-time counselor in your church, a non-licensed marriage and family counselor, or even a pastor, this graduate degree will put you on the right track. Our experienced team of professors have spent years in pastoral ministry, so you can trust that your courses will highlight the exact skill set you’ll need.

Why Choose M.A. in Pastoral Counseling degree at Liberty University

Wherever you see your ministry taking you, you want to be fully prepared to make the most positive impact. Choosing to pursue a master’s degree in pastoral counseling can help you gain the skillset, knowledge, and experience necessary to minister to your clients, congregation, and community.

Our team of pastoral counseling professors are excited about sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience as they lead the next generation of Christians in the field of behavioral sciences. With over 140 years of pastoral counseling experience between them, our faculty knows the ins and outs of providing exceptional care to those working through grief and trauma. Choose Liberty and learn from the best in the field.

Accreditation

Liberty University is Accredited by SACSCOC.

Programme Structure

Specialisations

  • Crisis Response and Trauma
  • Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Leadership
  • Marriage and Family
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Theology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Liberty’s admission deadline is flexible, and we accept applications on a rolling admission basis. 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official bachelor’s degree transcripts with a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Lynchburg

942 - 1540 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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