Pastoral Counseling

Liberty University

Master Online
24 months
615 USD/credit
615 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Do you have a passion for ministry, serving, and counseling others? Liberty University’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) online in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University provides training in effective pastoral counseling strategies so you can learn to serve the needs of your ministry and congregation. 


Through this program, you will gain a deeper understanding of discipleship, evangelism, preparing a sermon, and theology, all through a biblical and theoretical framework.

You will have the option to choose from pastoral counseling courses on various topics including multicultural issues in counseling, human sexuality, and counseling special groups like women, young people, or the elderly. 

If you have a heart for people and ministry, the M.Div. in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University will give you the knowledge you need to effectively lead others with a biblical perspective through the difficult circumstances in life.

Potential Career Options for Our M.Div. in Pastoral Counseling

  • Church  counselor (non-licensed)
  • Family pastor
  • Senior pastor


Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multicultural Issues in Pastoral Counseling
  • Human Sexuality
  • Gerontology
  • Counseling Women

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




75 alternative credits



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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Pastoral recommendation contact information
  • 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 24 months.
  • National

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Pastoral Counseling
Liberty University