Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (M.A.)

M.A. in Pastoral Counseling

Admissions Information
Liberty University Online Program

Residential Program

Be prepared to serve in non-clinical counseling opportunities through church or other ministry settings. The Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling degree from the School of Behavioral Sciences will equip you with a strong understanding of biblical counseling principles and strategies that will help you meet the needs of others.

Academic Information


  • Addictions & Recovery - Online
  • Community Chaplaincy - Online
  • Crisis Response & Trauma - Residential & Online
  • Discipleship & Church Ministry - Residential & Online
  • Leadership - Residential & Online
  • Life Coaching - Online
  • Marriage & Family - Residential & Online
  • Military Resilience - Online
  • Pastoral Counseling - Residential & Online
  • Theology - Residential & Online

Because course offerings can change semester to semester, check the course catalog when registering to determine what courses are only offered in the online format.


Sampling of program courses:

  • PACO 509 Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling – Intensive course
  • PACO 604 Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling
  • PACO 615 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • PACO 617 Theories and Techniques in Pastoral Counseling – Intensive course


Program of study

Visit Liberty's Registrar page for Degree Completion Plans

Career Opportunities

  • Local churches
  • Ministry-based organizations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Agencies 

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