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About

The 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Parent and Child-Adolescent from Liberty University is designed to train ministry professionals and church leaders to become biblical counselors in Christian ministries and agency-based, non-licensure settings.

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Overview

Students in the online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Parent and Child-Adolescent from Liberty University will study psychology and the Christian understanding of human nature and God’s creation that informs biblical counseling. 

The online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling provides a balanced treatment of spiritual and mental health which will equip ministry professionals already in the field or students who want to move into a Christian Counseling role.

Liberty University has collaborated with world-renowned psychologist, author, radio show host, and family expert Dr. James C. Dobson to create Liberty University’s James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, and Family Studies. 

Through this partnership, Liberty University offers a parent and child/adolescent program track for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling that is designed to give ministry professionals and pastors the tools to help parents and their children to grow together.

Potential Career Options with a Degree in Pastoral Counseling

Students who complete a degree in Christian counseling like the online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling will be equipped for ministry-based, non-licensure counseling roles in many areas including marriage and family counseling, addiction counseling, and counseling women. Graduates of the parenting and child/adolescent development track will be equipped for specialized parent counseling and family therapy ministry.

  • Associate pastor
  • Caseworker
  • Child advocate
  • Church counselor
  • Family therapist
  • Outpatient care counselor

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Child and Family Development
  • Human Growth and Lifespan Development
  • Childhood Issues, Trauma, and Abuse
  • Healthy Sexuality: Biblical and Developmental

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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.
2

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.
80
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • discounted graduate tuition of $395 per credit for part-time
  • students attending full time or higher are eligible for a block rate of $2,750 per semester!

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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