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Program Details

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.

Requirements

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)

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.

Disclosure

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. Visit for Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.