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Leadership: M.A. in Pastoral Counseling

Residential Program for the MA in Pastoral Counseling: Leadership

Enhance your effectiveness as a ministry and/or agency-based leader while you gain the strategic planning and administrative skills needed to oversee Christian organizations.

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Leadership degree will equip you to counsel and lead those in ministry. Discover how to handle the administrative and organizational challenges faced by church leaders and ministry professionals as you develop a mission and vision for your church. And, learn how to prevent ministry burnout.

Learn from professors who have years of experience in licensed professional counseling and/or pastoral counseling and ministry. Many of our faculty members currently hold professional positions in secular, ministry, and agency-based settings.

Please note that the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling is not designed to fulfill any requirements for state-licensed professional counseling. You can view Liberty University’s licensure-track Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree for more information about counseling licensure.


Academics for the MA in Pastoral Counseling: Leadership

Credit Hours

36 credit hours

Program of Study

Pastoral Counseling (M.A.) – Leadership

Admission Requirements

Find MA in Pastoral Counseling: Leadership admissions requirements.

Leadership Courses You Could Take

  • Biblical Foundations of Leadership (LEAD 510)
  • The Life of Leaders (LEAD 520)
  • Team Leadership & Conflict Resolution (LEAD 610)
  • Mission, Vision & Strategic Planning (LEAD 620)

Start Your Career in Pastoral Counseling


Career Opportunities for Leadership: M.A. in Pastoral Counseling Graduates

  • Minister
  • Pastoral Staff
  • Church Counselor
  • Para-church Organization