Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Ministry (Online), M.A. | Online | Liberty University | United States
18 months
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565 USD/credit 13560 USD/year
565 USD/credit 13560 USD/year
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Liberty University’s Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Ministry (Online) degree is designed to train ministry professionals and church leaders to become 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 will study psychology and the Christian understanding of human nature and God’s creation that informs biblical counseling. Additionally, this pastoral counseling degree provides a balanced examination of spiritual and mental health which equips ministry professionals already in the field or students who want to move into a Christian counseling role.

With Liberty University ’s Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Ministry (Online) degree, you will expand on the Christian counseling and pastoral care training at the core of the program to create healthy, effective church and parachurch group ministries. If you want to bring people together to support each other as they grow and heal, the discipleship and church ministry track can equip you to use your biblical counseling training to guide these groups and raise up new leaders.

Potential Career Options with an M.A. 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. This includes settings in marriage and family counseling, addiction counseling, and counseling women. Graduates of the discipleship and church ministry area of study will be equipped to start and support group ministries in a church or parachurch organization.

Some of the specific roles you may qualify for with an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling include:

  • Associate pastor
  • Church counselor
  • Lay ministry leader
  • Life coach

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Theories & Techniques in Pastoral Counseling 
  • Pastoral Counseling Internship 
  • Family Discipleship
  • Small Group Ministries 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

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

    13560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    13560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    13560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • PT tuition per credit: $615

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.

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