24 months
545 USD/credit 9810 USD/year
545 USD/credit 9810 USD/year
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The M.A. in Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Church Ministry degree at Liberty University provides the training you need to be an effective church planter, discipleship and life group pastor, lay leader, and non-licensed counselor.

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The M.A. in Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Church Ministry degree at Liberty University can help you develop a better understanding of how to reach hurting people. Our core pastoral counseling courses focus on marriage and family counseling and crisis counseling. In addition, our discipleship and church ministry-focused courses explore family discipleship and small group ministry training.

Get excited about impacting your church and community with a master’s degree that prepares you for more. As a non-clinical counseling track, this program provides you with a degree path that can be completed in as little as one year. Imagine walking away with a graduate degree that equips you to better serve your congregation in under 12 months!

What Will You Learn in Our Pastoral Counseling Master’s Degree?

The graduate students studying pastoral counseling explore the multicultural, family, and spiritual issues most often faced in a pastoral setting. As a student in this program, you will receive training in solution-based models so you can apply various behavioral approaches and appropriate biblical teaching in your work. You will also examine the best ways to promote spiritual growth during crises, as well as in premarital and marriage circumstances.



Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Family Discipleship
  • Leading the Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church
  • Small Group Ministries
  • Church Administration

Key information


  • 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. 


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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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.


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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