Education Specialist in Community Care & Counseling / Pastoral Care & Counseling
Liberty University

Program Details

With Liberty University’s 100% online Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Community Care and Counseling – Pastoral Care and Counseling, students can learn how to combine biblical principles with effective counseling techniques to help hurting people find healing. Throughout this program, students can develop the knowledge needed to excel as educators, administrators, and researchers in the helping professions. The Ed.S. in Community Care and Counseling – Pastoral Care and Counseling is a great option for pastors, licensed professional counselors, therapists, and social workers who are looking to strengthen their skills or pursue new job opportunities. Additionally, those who currently work in non-licensure counseling settings can benefit from this degree and learn how to better serve their clients. Students in this program will examine counseling and treatment strategies through the lens of a Christian worldview and explore a holistic approach that accounts for the emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of human existence. Other topics of study include advanced group counseling, applied counseling theories, and research methods. With this well-rounded course of study, students can become equipped to promote spiritual, mental, and emotional health in their communities. Upon graduation, students can pursue roles as Christian counselors, non-licensed counselors, pastoral counselors, researchers, and university professors.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)