Master of Arts in Religion / Pastoral Counseling
Liberty University

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.


  • A 2.0 GPA
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency

School Accreditation Statement

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