Skip to Content
Graduate Certificate In Pastoral Counseling
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Not Applicable
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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

Liberty University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling prepares you to bring healing and hope to your community through a biblical foundation in Christian counseling, ministry skills, and foundational biblical studies. The online Pastoral Counseling Graduate Certificate gives you an in-depth, concise overview of biblical counseling to prepare you for a variety of non-licensed counseling ministry roles. Through the online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling, you will become equipped to serve as a staff servant leader involved in non-professional counseling to the church congregation and members of the community.

Read More

Why Choose Liberty’s Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling Online Program?

Liberty University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling will provide you with opportunities to further your career while staying connected with your family, church, and community. You will be taught by professors who have real-world counseling ministry experience and teach practical skills within a theoretical framework to develop your knowledge and skills in the theological, psychological and biblical foundations of Christian counseling ministry.

What Will You Learn in the Online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling?

Throughout our online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling program, you will study a solutions-based model of Christian counseling that incorporates foundational biblical principles with mental health studies. You will work through a systematic overview of Christian doctrines and theological viewpoints for context while studying theories developed by prominent Christian counselors.

Read More

Program Highlights
Certificate Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling Information and Requirements

Apply NowRequest Info

Program Highlights of the Online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling Program

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years  ̶  and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.  As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • By earning your Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • You can complete the online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling in as little as one semester.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

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

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Certificate Programs

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts; if not available, submit a transcript request form.
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.


Back to Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling

Online Athletics Alumni Business Engagement More
Request Info Apply Now Visit Us
View Profile Change Password Sign Out
Apps close
Your Account
View Profile Change Password Sign Out
Sign In