Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling

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Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling

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Help Bring Healing to Your Community with Our Online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling

Liberty University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling is an excellent way to gain fast-track training in essential skills for biblical counseling. Even if you are not a counselor, Christian counseling skills play a critical role in the church and community by equipping ministry professionals to offer support to people who need healing and guidance. The pastoral counseling certificate program will guide you through an in-depth but concise study of the relationship between spiritual and mental health.

In as little as one semester, our pastoral counseling certificate can prepare you to serve in the church and a variety of other ministry settings. If you are seeking the quickest way to gain training in biblical counseling for your current ministry, or you want to branch out into a counseling role, Liberty’s Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling will give you the fully-accredited training you need!

What Will You Learn in Our Online Graduate Pastoral Counseling Certificate Program?

  • Learn essential skills for the practice of pastoral care and Christian counseling.
  • Study the integration of psychology and theology.
  • Learn how theology and spirituality in counseling create a holistic approach to mental health.

Through fascinating online pastoral counseling classes, you will learn to integrate biblical principles with mental health support techniques. Our online pastoral counseling certificate will equip you to effectively address the mental and spiritual needs of people and offer faith-based solutions while opening the door for a variety of career and ministry opportunities.

You may also be interested in exploring our certificate in Christian ministry or our master’s degree in pastoral counseling.

Our Graduate Pastoral Counseling Online Certificate Program Highlights 

  • By earning your graduate certificate online from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your certificate will be well respected within your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • You can complete this online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling in as little as one semester.

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set log-in times.

 

9

Credit Hours

.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Jan 13, 2020

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Experience that Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000+ – acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

We’re now ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

– by BestColleges.com

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective and our faculty sees themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

Liberty’s online courses give you the ability to choose when and where you study.

Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university and has not increased tuition in four straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is the valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Tuition amounts are for an entire degree and all tuition rates and credit hour requirements are based on data published on competitor’s websites as of 12/10/19. Therefore, this information is believed but not guaranteed to be accurate. All tuition data and credit hour requirements are for online programs. Individual institutions may charge additional fees above published tuition costs. Rates are subject to change.


 

Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.