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Pastoral Counseling: M.A. in Pastoral Counseling

Residential Program for the MA in Pastoral Counseling: Pastoral Counseling

Gain an understanding of biblical counseling principles and strategies that can help people thrive psychologically, spiritually, and relationally.

With your Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Pastoral Counseling degree, you’ll learn how to navigate the highly relational network of ministry. Research shows that the development of interpersonal skills and mental health training supports ministry leaders’ ability to flourish in today’s challenging times.

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 while the pastoral counseling area of study may allow you to apply for some Christian counseling certifications, 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: Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling Courses You Could Take

  • Integration of Psychology and Theology (PACO 506)
  • Theology and Spirituality in Counseling (PACO 507)
  • Healthy Sexuality (PACO 625)
  • Gerontology and Counseling (PACO 630)
  • Counseling Women (PACO 687)

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

  • Local church ministry
  • Ministry-based organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Agencies