24 months
545 USD/credit 16350 USD/year
545 USD/credit 16350 USD/year
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 God hasn’t called you to walk this path alone, and our Master of Arts in Religion - Pastoral Ministries degree at Liberty University is designed to provide you with the skills you need to help your congregation identify and overcome a variety of challenges.

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In your M.A.R. degree program, you will be taught by experienced ministry professionals who are dedicated to helping you practice biblical counseling that is grounded in clinical research. By earning a pastoral counseling master’s degree, you will learn how to respond to spiritual, psychological, and marital crises with grace and compassion and help bring healing and restoration. 

Career Opportunities for Master of Arts in R Religion - Pastoral Ministries degree at Liberty University  

  • Associate pastor
  • Church planter
  • Evangelist
  • Lay leader
  • Missionary
  • Youth pastor


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Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • History of Christianity 
  • Discipleship Ministries
  •  Spiritual Formation 
  •  Contemporary Evangelism 
  • Global Studies Survey 
  • Preparation of the Sermon
  • New Testament Orientation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

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 in the final term of their bachelor’s degree
  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity questionnaire
  • Pastoral recommender contact information

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16350 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.


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