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5700 USD/year
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M.A. in Pastoral Counseling - Crisis Response and Trauma at Liberty University you’ll learn how to counsel and treat those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, combat-related trauma, and acute stress. 

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You’ll also explore how different types of crises affect a person’s body, mind, emotions, and relationship with God and others.

With this degree, you’ll have the opportunity to customize your crisis response and trauma electives in areas that will be most useful to your ministry. Choose to receive general crisis and first responder training so you are prepared to help during a disaster or receive training in P.T.S.D. and combat-related trauma so that you can assist veterans and their families.

Learn from professors who have years of experience in licensed professional counseling and/or pastoral counseling and ministry. Many of our faculty members currently hold professional positions in secular, ministry, and agency-based settings.

Career Opportunities for Pastoral Counseling - Crisis Response and Trauma at Liberty University  Graduates

  • Chaplain
  • Church Counselor
  • Life Coach
  • Pastoral Staff
  • Trauma Counselor



Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundational Doctrines for Pastoral Counselors 
  • Multicultural Issues in Pastoral Counseling
  • Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling 
  • Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Theories and Techniques in Pastoral Counseling 
  • Pastoral Counseling Internship 

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  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


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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

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    5700 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2850 USD per semester during 24 months.
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    5700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2850 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Lynchburg

942 - 1540 USD /month
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