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

Tuition Ranked Top 10 Most Affordable

On Campus Only – Accredited

60 Credit Hours – 2 Years (avg.)

No GRE required

The Master’s in Pastoral Counseling is a degree that will travel far in an imperfect world. Our non-licensure Pastoral Counseling degree is a great option for professionals just entering the field with a desire to help people work through life’s challenges. The Counseling Department seeks to offer life-changing degrees to prepare people-helpers to serve better care seekers who struggle with the basic challenges of life in a way that addresses the physical, psychological, spiritual, and relational needs.

SFBC’s professors are chosen with your future in mind. As you pursue a degree in Pastoral Counseling, you will learn from professors that began with your same passion. All faculty hold terminal degrees and many of faculty hold professional positions in ministry and agency-based settings. You will learn from their vast years of experience, combined with your knowledge, to grow in practice and leadership. We desire to help you become more effective and efficient in the shaping process of lives around the world. The Master’s in Pastoral Counseling is offered only on campus.

Our courses in the Pastoral Counseling degree seek to help meet the needs of a hurting world by equipping students to direct individuals asking for Biblical guidance. Every course in our Pastoral Counseling degree program provides insight into how to best navigate a ministry’s highly relational network. As a whole, this degree helps students become more Biblically responsible, relationally wise, and ministry savvy.

Potential Career Options with your Degree in Pastoral Counseling

    • Associate Pastor
    • Non-licensed Counselor
    • Church Counselor

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. You can complete our Master’s in Pastoral Counseling degree in about two years. You will benefit from networking opportunities with other professionals in the program from around the community.

Pastoral Counseling Degree Featured Courses

    • Pastoral Counseling Theories
    • Marriage and Family Counseling Theories
    • Career Development in Counseling
    • Counseling in Community Settings

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