During Liberty University ’s Pastoral Counseling - Theology (Online) degree, you will study psychology and the Christian understanding of human nature that informs biblical counseling. You will also be provided with balanced training in spiritual and mental health issues, which can help equip you for success in your current ministry or in a future Christian counseling role.
If you want to enhance your ministry and personal growth through advanced studies in the Christian faith, the theology area of study in our pastoral studies counseling degree allows you to pair in-depth, Christ-centered theology courses with your counseling training. The profound biblical truths taught in our theology courses can help prepare students like you to provide pastoral care in non-licensure human services settings, local churches, or counseling centers that do not require you to hold a professional counseling license.
Career Options with a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling – Theology
- Associate pastor
- Church counselor
- Lay ministry leader
- Outpatient care counselor
- Teaching pastor
A degree in Christian counseling can help equip you for ministry-based, non-licensure counseling roles in many areas — including marriage and family counseling, addiction counseling, and counseling women. Graduates of the theology area of study will receive enhanced, graduate-level theology training that may open up ministry and academic teaching opportunities.
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- Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling
- Marriage & Family Counseling
- Theories & Techniques in Pastoral Counseling
- Pastoral Counseling Internship
- Systematic Theology
- Doctrine of God
- Public Theology
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- 18 months
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DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology Christian Studies View 260 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in United States
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- A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA is required for admission in good standing.
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International13560 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 18 months.
National13560 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 18 months.
In-State13560 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 18 months.
- PT tuition per credit: $615
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.