Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling program is designed to provide graduate coursework to those seeking to work more effectively helping others in their current ministries. The program emphasizes the development of research supported interpersonal skills while encouraging students to reflect on their personal values, and to grow in maturity. It includes an internship in pastoral counseling. This program is available in both a hybrid and online format. The hybrid format is a blend of residential / face to face classes and online classes.


This program allows you to choose a specialty area in which you can gain specialized knowledge. The choices include: Crisis Response and Trauma Care, Military and Veteran Care, Marriage and Family, Addiction and Recovery, and Professional Life Coaching.


This degree program is 39 hours of graduate coursework. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and complete all courses with a grade of “C” or higher.

*This program does not lead to licensure in mental health or marriage and family counseling.

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