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Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

Program Details

The online Pastoral Counseling degree program offers training in pastoral counseling for clergy and lay pastoral counselors, drawing from the Christian psychology, mental health counseling, and clinical pastoral education fields. This program will arm you with counseling techniques, approaches to caring for others, and knowledge in areas such as substance abuse, marriage & family, and crisis.

This degree is ideal for individuals who desire to serve in:

  • Pastoral care
  • Family service centers
  • Christian schools
  • Church counseling centers
  • Coaching


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or approved institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Community Life form
  • Personal goals statement

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges