Master of Arts in Ministry / Pastoral Care & Counseling
Ohio Christian University

Program Details

Whether you are a lay person or minister within your congregation, an online MA in Ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling can help you serve others in need.  Theological thinking is imparted in this advanced degree from Ohio Christian University, where you will learn to research and rely upon biblical literature to use in counseling.  This program is not intended for licensure, but will impart you with skills that can help others through crisis.  Classwork likely includes:

  • Methods of pastoral counseling
  • Ethical and legal issues in pastoral counseling
  • Spiritual issues in pastoral counseling
  • Pastoral intervention in crisis


  • Must hold a bachelor or graduate degree from a regionally or ABHE accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Ministry Reference Form (1 reference)
  • Statement of Faith Form

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, or Wyoming.