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Master of Science in Counseling - Pastoral/Spiritual Direction

Program Details

Individuals looking for an advanced education program that approaches counseling from a spiritual and Christian perspective may wish to consider the Master of Science in Pastoral/Spiritual Direction Counseling.  Offered by Mid-America Christian University, this degree combines theological and biblical teachings with research-proven counseling principles.  This program is ideal for current ministers who wish to take a larger counseling role within their church. Students will learn how to use their counseling expertise to reach out and affect their surrounding community. Graduates will be trained in a wide range of skills such as career counseling, psychotherapy and prayer as treatment.

This is an accelerated program that has been designed for working, busy adults. Students will attend one class per week on the Mid-America Christian University’s campus located in Oklahoma City, OK. The on-campus classes will give students the opportunity for hands-on, practical application of counseling skills and guidance from trained Christian counselors.  In addition to the on-campus classes, online classes will be administered during the remainder of the week. These online classes offer the same, intensive education available during on-campus learning sessions. Students will be able to complete online assignments according to a schedule that works best for them. This flexible system allows students to balance work, family and ministry while still earning their degree. Students will complete a total of 36 credit hours before earning their degree.

To be admitted, students must have a bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited institute of higher learning.  Students must also hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.


Students must possess a bachelors degree earned with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


Students must attend class once per week on-campus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.