Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling — Theology

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Theology

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The online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling — Theology program offered by Liberty University School of Behavioral Sciences provides an overview of the field of counseling from a Christian worldview. With an emphasis on systematic theology, the doctrine of God, and ethics within Christian ministry, students in this program will find themselves well equipped to provide counsel in a variety of church and ministry settings.

Graduates of this program will be trained to integrate theological principles with psychological knowledge to provide compassionate pastoral and counseling care. This degree may meet the requirements to serve as a military chaplain or may assist students seeking professional licensure, although licensure requirements are not completely met through this program.

Quick Facts

2016-2017 Tuition

  • $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 and Residential


Credit Hours

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


Potential Career Fields

  • Church Counselor
  • Lay Pastor
  • Non-licensed Counselor
  • Teaching Pastor


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