Master of Arts in Religion / Pastoral Counseling
The Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling program through Liberty University Online prepares students to serve and lead in non-professional counseling situations in a variety of ministry settings, including churches, rescue missions and shelters. Emphasis will be on pastoral counseling strategies, practices and theories pertaining to pre-marital and marital counseling. This program is geared toward individuals seeking an introductory graduate degree in religion, and provides a solid foundation of the fundamentals of the Bible, Christianity, Christian theology and the Christian church. Potential Career Fields: Associate or Senior Pastor, Church Education Administrator, Lay Leader, Missionary, Youth Pastor.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
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.
Regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.0 GPA for admission in good standing; Rawlings School of Divinity Questionnaire; Pastoral recommendation; TOEFL scores (if applicable)
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We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible. One of our Admissions Counselors is ready to assist you with this process. Here is what you can expect from us:
- 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
- Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
- Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
*excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
Benefits of Attending Liberty University
- No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements.
- Credit for prior training, certification, licensure, experience, and learning, and more such as:
- Real Estate
- Emergency Response
- Courses taught from a Christian worldview.
- 8 start dates a year, with an 8 week course format.
- 87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.
Tuition discounts for
- Military service members, including active duty, retired, veterans, and their spouses.
- Emergency Response Personnel
Corporate Tuition Assistance
- Deferred – If you company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.
Other convenient payment options are available
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