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Master of Arts inPastoral Counseling

Online

Degree

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Oral Roberts University’s Master of Arts 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 the bible, theology, spirituality, and ministry from both pastoral and community viewpoints. 

 

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ORU Online is voted Best Online Master's in Oklahoma. 

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WHAT ABOUT ACCREDITATION?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This program, offered by our Graduate School of Theology and Ministry, is also accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).


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HOW WILL A MASTER OF ARTS IN PASTORAL COUNSELING ADVANCE MY CAREER?

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders can enhance your effectiveness as you serve in these ministry-related occupations:

  • Pastoral Counselors
  • Lead Pastors
  • Associate Pastors
  • Ministry Leaders

 

WHAT COURSES WILL I TAKE?

To earn a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, you will take various courses that will set you apart as a skilled pastoral counselor. A few of the fundamental courses that will set you apart in ministry:

  • Theology of Pastoral Counseling
  • Scripture and Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling and Crises
  • Pastoral Counseling Methods
  • Pastoral Counseling for Relationships
  • Pastoral Counseling and Addictions

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO GRADUATE?

This degree program requires 36 credit hours. If you enroll full-time, you could finish it in just 24 months. To be considered a full-time student, you need to take one 3-credit hour course over a 7-week term, with six terms per year. During each course, you will meet your instructor and classmates in a live-stream webinar four times. The program culminates with a Pastoral Counseling Practicum where you will apply counseling principles to clients and congregants in a ministerial context to gain practical experience.

 

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 admissions team.
  • 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 platform.
  • ORU Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and utilizes the same world-class curriculum as traditional courses.

Ask us about our introductory 7-day Graduate Orientation class that will jump-start your graduate studies. Experience what students around the world have gained earning a degree with ORU Online

 

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Why ORU?

Why ORU?

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.

 

 

 

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