Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) — Pastoral Counseling

Doctor of Ministry - Pastoral Counseling

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Rawlings School of Divinity’s Doctor of Ministry — Pastoral Counseling online program equips students with the knowledge needed to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual struggles of the heart and mind. It is ideal for those currently in the counseling field who are looking to expand their practice and impact lives through counseling services within the church setting.

Areas of study include biblical principles of counseling, best practices, and pastoral leadership.

Quick Facts

  • $25 intensive fee
  • $50 administration fee

Credit Hours

  • 33 total hours
  • Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred in


  • A 9-credit-hour thesis is a required part of the D.Min. program.

Potential Career Options

  • Senior Church Administrator
  • Senior Pastor
  • Military chaplain
  • Lead/Associate pastor
  • Youth pastor
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Church planter
  • Worship leader
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Community Chaplain
  • Preaching Pastor
  • Church Administrator
  • Small Group Pastor

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