Liberty University

1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515

Program Details

Offered through Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary is the Doctor of Ministry – Pastoral Counseling. This degree was designed to help individuals in the counseling field to know how to speak to those having emotional, mental, and spiritual struggles. Students in the program may be taught how to better understand biblical principles in order to be successful in pastoral counseling career. This Ministry program is ideal for individuals wanting to pursue career options as a pastoral counselor, church counselor, or church administrator.

The Doctor of Ministry – Pastoral Counseling requires students to complete 33 credit hours for completion. The degree contains core courses, pastoral counseling cognate, elective courses, and thesis courses. Students will take a variety of classes including Individual and Family Issues in Pastoral Counseling, Crisis and Current Issues in Pastoral Counseling, and Growth and Development of the Contemporary Minister. The thesis requirement will demand thesis project writing and thesis project defense.
 
Students may have the opportunity to meet with well-known church leaders to discuss the goals and purpose of ministry. Upon completion of this program, individuals should have a deeper understanding of what it means to serve in a pastoral setting.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Doctorate
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      33

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

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    Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian character and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws: Coordinator of LU Online Disability Academic Support at (434) 592-5417 or luoodas@liberty.edu; Director of Disability Academic Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or odas@liberty.edu; Title IX Coordinator at (434) 582-8948 or TitleIX@liberty.edu.