24 months
5700 USD/year
5700 USD/year
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Get the skills and knowledge you need to counsel families and couples in a variety of ministry and/or agency-based settings with  M.A. in Pastoral Counseling - Marriage and Family degree at Liberty University.

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From newly married couples to families with teenage children, you’ll learn how to help families at all stages overcome challenges and fulfill God’s purpose for them.

Courses for this degree will introduce you to the theories and skills required to provide pastoral crisis intervention and counseling. And, they’ll also help you develop the skill sets to address specific psychological issues that apply to men, women, and children throughout their lifespan.

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 - Marriage and Family degree at Liberty University

  • Church/pastoral counselor
  • Marriage and family counselor
  • Lay Church Counseling
  • Chaplaincy
  • Agency-based settings



Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Premarital and Marital Counseling
  • Advanced Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Counseling the Adolescent and Their Families
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Counseling Women

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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