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

Tuition Ranked Top 10 Most Affordable

On Campus Only – Accredited

36 Credit Hours – 1.5 Years (avg.)

No GRE required

As a Christian counselor, you do more than just help people work through their problems – you help people recognize their spiritual needs and connect with God’s healing grace. Whether you need a Biblical counseling degree to further your current ministry or want to branch out into Christian counseling as your primary ministry role, our MA in Pastoral Counseling will provide a flexible and affordable path to the skills and knowledge you need. SFBC’s Seminary School has developed a master’s in pastoral counseling program that is both a study of human psychology and a Biblically-based ministry practice degree.

Through SFBC’s pastoral counseling master’s degree, you will develop the Biblical counseling skills you need to address the relational, mental, and spiritual needs of suffering people in your community. You will further your career and your ministry by applying the skills you learn directly to helping people in your community grow and conquer their emotional and spiritual challenges so they can lead healthy, productive, and Christ-centered lives. As a pioneer of distance education since 1985 and a top-ten ranked Christian college for affordability, SFBC has the resources, reputation, and Biblical worldview you need to equip you for an effective and impactful Christian counseling ministry.

Potential Career Options with your Degree in Pastoral Counseling

    • Church Counselor
    • Ministry Worker
    • Pastor

Highlights of SFBC’s M.A. in Pastoral Counseling Degree

By earning your Master’s in Pastoral Counseling degree from a nonprofit institution whose programs ranked in the top forty of more than 2,100 Christian colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field. Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs is ranked Top 10 in the country, with no out of state tuition. While many other colleges have raised tuition, SFBC has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit institution. Gain hands-on experience in your own community with the MA in Pastoral Counseling program’s practicum. You can complete our master in pastoral counseling degree in as little as a year and a half.

Pastoral Counseling Degree Featured Courses

    • Human Growth and Development
    • Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling
    • Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse
    • Couples Counseling

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