18 months
615 USD/credit 14760 USD/year
615 USD/credit 14760 USD/year
615 USD/credit 14760 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (Online) is a degree that can travel far in an imperfect world. If you want to help people work through life’s challenges, Liberty University’s non-licensure pastoral counseling degree is a great option. 

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Liberty University ’s non-licensure Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (Online) can provide you with the counseling skills and biblical knowledge needed to help people in all walks of life – from spouses and families to service members and new believers.

Pastoral counselors combine theology with psychotherapy to address relational, emotional, and spiritual needs. By integrating modern psychology with ministry training, they can help people overcome many challenges, including addiction, marital issues, family conflict, and trauma. As leaders in ministry and mental health, they provide valuable guidance and comfort to people of all ages and stages.

Partner with us and learn how to provide quality care to those in your community.

Careers: What Can You Do with a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling?

By earning an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling, you can improve your effectiveness as a leader in the church. You may practice pastoral counseling in some of the following roles:

  • Associate pastor
  • Church counselor
  • Non-licensed counselor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundational Doctrines for Pastoral Counselors
  • Multicultural Issues in Pastoral Counseling
  • Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Theories & Techniques in Pastoral Counseling

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

For online programmes, Liberty University offers multiple intakes depending on your chosen time table. To find out more information, visit the university's page.


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36 SCH



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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 18 months.


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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