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Theology: M.A. in Pastoral Counseling

Residential Program for the MA in Pastoral Counseling: Theology

Provide compassionate pastoral counseling in a variety of church and ministry settings with your Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Theology degree from Liberty University. Get an in-depth look at theological doctrine and principles, which will equip you to provide care, guidance, and comfort to those in need.

With this degree, you can pursue a deeper study in theology which will enhance your ministry teaching and personal growth. The profound, foundational biblical themes and principles you will explore are the same concepts found in Liberty University’s theological studies degree. These profound biblical truths will reinforce your biblical counseling and pastoral care.

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: Theology

Credit Hours

36 credit hours

Program of Study

Pastoral Counseling (M.A.) – Theology

Admission Requirements

Find M.A. in Pastoral Counseling: Theology admissions requirements.

Theology Courses You Could Take

  • Systematic Theology I (THEO 525)
  • Systematic Theology II (THEO 530)
  • Doctrine of God (THEO 626)
  • Ethics and Christian Ministry (THEO 650)

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

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