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.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)