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About

The 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Marriage and Family Studies (Dobson Center) 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 - Marriage and Family Studies (Dobson Center) degree 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.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Marriage and Family Studies?

If you are already a ministry professional and desire the training to help people struggling with spiritual and mental health crises, completing an online Christian counseling degree like the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling will help you get there. 

This non-licensure program is designed to build on your ministry experience to support your Christian counseling and pastoral care role, as well as to receive important life coach training. If you want to branch out into a Christian counseling role, the field-specific training and biblical counseling techniques in the online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling will provide much-needed support for biblical counseling in a variety of settings.

Potential Career Options with a Pastoral Counseling Degree in Marriage and Family Studies

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 marriage and family studies track will be equipped for specialized marital counseling and family therapy ministry.

  • Associate pastor
  • Church counselor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Outpatient care counselor

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

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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