Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies / Pastoral Counseling
Regent University

Program Details

Offered 100% online, Regent University’s PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies has a concentration in Pastoral Counseling. If you do not require professional accreditation within your organization, you can advance your work, impact your community, and counsel others with the knowledge and skills you gain from this program.  Regent’s Pastoral Counseling concentration will enable you to impact others in various settings.  You can learn to apply theology and scripture to areas such as substance abuse, crisis, marriage and family counseling.  Sample courses within this curriculum include:

  • Issues in pastoral counseling
  • Marriage and relationship counseling
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Appraisal and psychometrics


  • Regionally accredited master's degree in a mental health field
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • At least one year of experience in a mental health field (highly desirable)
  • Resume or CV
  • College transcripts
  • Academic writing sample
  • Interview

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges