Graduate Certificate inPastoral Counseling & Chaplaincy
Your Certificate in Pastoral Counseling and Chaplaincy Degree Starts Here
Oral Roberts University’s Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling is a 100% online
program that can equip you to serve on the front lines of the Spirit-empowered movement
today. You will graduate with practical knowledge, grounded in Scripture, with applied
skills related to the ministry of pastoral counseling, taught by faculty who have
both pastoral and clinical experience.
More than this, our commitment to educating your whole person—mind, body, and spirit—can
truly set you apart with a practical online ministry degree for anyone who feels called
to serve in church, para-church, or ministry training settings. It is designed for
who have been out of college for at least two years, and who are looking for an affordable
way to study scripture and theology, along with methods of pastoral counseling.
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WHAT ABOUT ACCREDITATION?
This program is offered by ORU’s Graduate School of Theology and Ministry. As a university,
we meet the accreditation standards of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
HOW WILL A MASTER OF PASTORAL COUNSELING ADVANCE MY CAREER?
Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders can enhance your effectiveness
as you serve in these ministry-related occupations:
- Pastoral Counselors
- Ministry Leaders
WHAT COURSES WILL I TAKE?
To earn a Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling you will take various courses
that will set you apart as a skilled pastoral counselor. A few of the courses that
will set you apart in ministry:
- Theology of Pastoral Counseling
- Scripture and Pastoral Counseling
- Pastoral Counseling and Crises
- Pastoral Counseling Methods
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO GRADUATE?
This degree program requires 12 credit hours. If you enroll full-time, you could finish
it in just two semesters. Students take one 3-credit hour course over a 7-week term.
During each course, you will meet your instructor and classmates in a live-stream
webinar four times.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS PROGRAM COST?
Our affordable tuition means your finances go further. In addition, many students
benefit from federal aid and our interest-free payment plan. To view your cost, click here.
ANY OTHER REASONS TO COMPLETE MY DEGREE ONLINE WITH ORU?
- You’ll graduate on time with a team of Success Coaches who’ll walk with you every
step of the way.
- You can begin classes ASAP with year-round terms and direct access to our friendly
- Fit classes into your schedule so you can balance work and family commitments.
- Academic support with easy access to caring professors and helpful learning resources.
- Access classes anytime and anywhere with our mobile-friendly and user-friendly online
Ask us about our introductory 7-day Graduate Orientation class that will jump-start
your studies. Experience what students worldwide have gained by earning a certificate
with ORU Online.
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Oral Roberts University is one of the largest and most influential Christian universities
in the world. We develop whole leaders for the whole world through a unique Whole
Person education. Spirit-empowered leaders come to ORU, not to “stay” in their faith,
but to GROW in faith.