Pastoral Counseling - Marriage and Family Studies (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 - Marriage and Family Studies (Online) degree is designed to equip ministry professionals and church leaders with the skills they need to become biblical counselors in Christian ministries and agency-based, non-licensure settings. 

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Overview

Students in Liberty University ’s Pastoral Counseling - Marriage and Family Studies (Online) degree will study psychology, the Christian understanding of human nature, and how God’s creation informs biblical counseling. This degree program provides a balanced treatment of spiritual and mental health studies — which can help equip ministry professionals already in the field or students who want to move into a Christian counseling role.

The marriage and family specialization section of this degree in biblical counseling is designed to broaden your understanding of challenges commonly posed to married couples and their families. Our pastoral counseling degree in marriage and family studies was created in conjunction with Dr. James C. Dobson — a world-renowned Christian psychologist, author, radio host, and family expert who has been providing faith-based counseling to families for decades. By choosing Liberty’s Christian counseling program in marriage and family studies, you are choosing a degree that was created with your success in mind.

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

*May require a counseling license. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling 
  • Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Counseling 
  • Theories & Techniques in Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling Internship 
  • Counseling Children & Adolesc.: Issues & Strategies 

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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