Master of Arts in Pastoral Care & Counseling
Freed-Hardeman University

Program Details

Earn a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling with Freed-Hardeman University.  This program is designed for preachers, associate ministers, youth ministers, and Bible school teachers seeking spiritual and practical tools of engagement and professional practice.  Topics covered by this degree include but are not limited to:

  • Family ministry
  • Suffering and the human condition
  • Communication in ministry
  • Christian leadership

Discover how you may best serve those facing emotional and psychological challenges.  Integrate research and application of learned techniques in a ministerial context.  Enhance the practice of examination, use of media and technology in integrative contexts, and more with Freed-Hardeman University.


  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education accreditation and approved by the program director
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts 
  • Personal essay 
  • Three recommendation 
  • For students for whom English is a secondary language, official scores for the TOEFL

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges