24 months
5700 USD/year
5700 USD/year
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Prepare to strategically serve in the local church and other Christian ministries. With the M.A. in Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Church Ministry degree at Liberty University, you’ll equip yourself with proven methods for family discipleship, small group ministries, and church administration.

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The discipleship and church ministry area of study will help you develop small group ministry for families, age or interest groups, and small devotional groups. You will learn how small group ministries work and how best to start or support them, while also gaining important instruction in leading a healthy and growing church.

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 after M.A. in Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Church Ministry degree at Liberty University

  • Chaplain
  • Church Counselor
  • Ministry Worker
  • Pastoral Staff



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


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

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

    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
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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