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Earning a graduate degree in pastoral counseling is an excellent way to capitalize on your current education while expanding your ministry potential. Whether you are looking to become a lay leader, non-licensed counselor, youth pastor or another type of leader in ministry, Liberty University’s MA in Pastoral Counseling - Leadership degree can train you for the career God has called you to pursue.

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Increase Your Ministry Potential with Liberty’s M.A. in Pastoral Counseling - Leadership Degree

Our pastoral counseling graduate degrees provide you with the proper skill set to help believers and nonbelievers alike as they experience life’s challenges. This degree is a great option if you are looking to work in church, hospital, or community settings that do not require clinical counseling licensure. In fact, as a non-licensure track, the entire graduate degree in pastoral counseling can be completed in as little as one year!

So why wait? Your future in Christian leadership and pastoral counseling may only be 12 months away. Get started with Liberty University so you can meet the emotional and spiritual needs of fellow believers, your congregation, and your community.

Why Choose Liberty’s Pastoral Counseling Master’s Degree in Leadership?

Choosing to study at the graduate level is a big decision. You want to be sure that the education you are receiving is a good investment of your time and money. We want you to be confident in your skill set as a ministry professional, as well. As a nonprofit, Christian university, we offer a pastoral counseling and leadership master’s degree that provides you with academic rigor without the typical price tag of a private school.

Career Opportunities for Pastoral Counseling and Leadership Graduates

  • Associate Pastor
  • Human Services Specialist
  • Lay Leader
  • Non-licensed Counselor
  • Teaching Pastor
  • Youth Pastor



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biblical Foundations of Leadership
  • The Life of Leaders
  •  Introduction to Pastoral Counseling
  • Theories and Techniques in Pastoral Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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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