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Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Ministry

Liberty University

M.A. Online
18 months
Duration
615 USD/credit
615 USD/credit
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About

Liberty University 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Ministry is designed to train ministry professionals and church leaders to become biblical counselors in Christian ministries and agency-based, non-licensure settings.

Overview

Students in the online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Discipleship and Ministry 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.

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 including 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. Students may also be able to pursue additional requirements for state licensure and pursue licensed clinical counseling practice.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family Discipleship
  • Small Group Ministries
  • Leading the Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church
  • Church Administration

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a 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.

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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