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Take the next step in your academic and professional journey with Liberty. Whether you want to counsel individuals in your community or church, the M.A. in Pastoral Counseling - Theology at Liberty University can equip you for success.

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Prepare for Your Future in Ministry with Liberty’s M.A. in Pastoral Counseling - Theology

When people experience difficult situations in their lives, they can feel confused and lost. Having the right answers to their questions during this time will allow you to minister to them in a way you couldn’t otherwise. Our pastoral counseling degree is designed to prepare you for these conversations so you can effectively help individuals recover and heal from whatever they are facing.

If you choose to pursue our specialization in theology, you will develop Scriptural applications to integrate into your counseling practices. You will assess the methods of secular and Christian counselors and learn from both to ground yourself in effective, ethical techniques.

Why Choose Liberty’s Pastoral Counseling – Theology Master’s Degree?

As a pastor and counselor, people will look to you for spiritual and general life guidance. Choosing to pursue a concentration in theology is a great way to gain deeper insight into doctrine and provide the answers people need when they are going through difficult times.

With Liberty University , you will be learning from the best in the field. Our team of pastoral counseling professors are excited about sharing with you from their wealth of knowledge and experience. With over 140 years of total pastoral counseling experience between them, our faculty knows the ins and outs of providing exceptional care to those in need of spiritual truths and emotional guidance.

Career Opportunities for Pastoral Counseling and Theology Master’s Degree Graduates

  • Associate Pastor
  • Chaplain
  • Church Counselor
  • Lay Leader
  • Non-licensed Counselor
  • Teaching Pastor
  • Youth Pastor



Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling
  •  Systematic Theology 
  • Doctrine of God
  •  Public Theology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


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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.


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