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
- Child advocate
- Church counselor
- Family therapist
- Outpatient care counselor
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
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- Child and Family Development
- Human Growth and Lifespan Development
- Childhood Issues, Trauma, and Abuse
- Healthy Sexuality: Biblical and Developmental
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- 18 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Religious Studies & Theology Counselling View 170 other Masters in Psychology in United States
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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
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International615 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
National615 USD/creditTuition FeeBased 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!
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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