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Find your degree of interest by choosing from more than 250 online programs of study.

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Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling — Discipleship & Church Ministry 

Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling — Discipleship & Church Ministry program explores small group ministries and discipleship as well as church leadership for the purpose of equipping ministry leaders to assist in the spiritual formation of believers.

Potential Career Options:

  • Chaplain
  • Church Counselor
  • Ministry Worker
  • Pastor

Liberty University’s online program offers you the flexibility to study at your own pace, from your home or office, while retaining a level of structure that will help you stay on track toward achieving your educational goals. You’ll receive a quality education – that is both flexible and affordable – from an accredited institution.

Average course length

Most online courses are eight weeks long, while a few are 16 weeks long.

World-Class Christian Education



Since 1971, Liberty’s mission as a university has been to provide a world-class educational experience with a solid Christian foundation.


We provide the same quality course offerings online as on our residential campus. As the world’s largest Christian university, we stand by you as you grow in your career and faith.


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Prepare for a Career


Go from merely surviving in your current job to thriving in the career of your dreams.

Enjoy Flexible Courses


Complete assignments at your own pace, at a time convenient to you within each week.

Grow in Your Faith


Each of our programs is grounded in biblical principles, and our professors consider teaching to be more than a job – it’s their calling.

Access Academic Support


Access our online library, writing resources, study aids, and IT support.

Liberty’s online courses give you the ability to choose when and where you study.

Military Benefits



We have honored veteran and military personnel for their courageous service since 1986. Every branch of active military, reservists, veterans, and military spouses can access exclusive benefits:



  • Military Tuition Discount

    Online military, veteran, and military spouse students are given a discount to reduce their tuition to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate students, and $275 per credit hour for graduate students. This discount applies to associate, bachelor's and all master's level programs, as well as the Doctor of Education and Education Specialist programs. For undergraduate students, this keeps tuition within the Tuition Assistance cap per credit hour requirement.

  • Military Book Voucher

    Undergraduate, military, veteran, and military spouse students are given a book voucher worth $100-$400 based on the number of courses taken per term. This is a free benefit for all undergraduate military students and is not based upon any outside aid.

  • Dedicated Military Support Office

    Trained professionals are dedicated to assisting military and veteran students with academic and financial needs, the admissions and enrollment process, and military and veteran benefits. Liberty University wants to honor you through military benefits and help you receive the education that can shape your future. Find out more information by contacting us today.