Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling — Addictions and Recovery

MA in Pastoral Counseling - Addictions & Recovery

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The online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling — Addictions and Recovery program offered by Liberty University School of Behavioral Sciences prepares students to serve in the local church in nonprofessional counseling roles, as well as in other ministry settings.

In this program, students learn to treat addictions, along with overseeing the recovery process from a Christian worldview. Courses will cover the diagnosis and treatment of substance and sexual addictions, the biological aspects related to addictions and recovery, and the treatment processes.

Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of positions. This degree may meet the requirements to serve as a military chaplain or assist students seeking professional licensure; however, licensure requirements are not completely met through this program.

Quick Facts

2016-2017 Tuition Rates

  • $395 per credit hour (0-8 credit hours or 16+ credit hours)
  • $2,750 Rawlings School of Divinity block rate for students enrolled in 9-15 credit hours


Program Delivery Format

  • Online


Credit Hours

  • 36 total hours
  • Up to 12 credit hours can be transferred in


Potential Career Fields

  • Church counselor
  • Non-licensed counselor
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Rehabilitation specialist


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