Master of Arts in Pastoral Counselling

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The Masters in Pastoral Counseling program is a two- year graduate program designed to equip pastors and Christian lay-workers in the area of Christian counseling in the local church or Christian counseling centers.  This is not a clinical licensure degree however this program can be credited to other colleges/schools overseas (subject to

approval from each school) for students wanting to pursue further a licensure and professional recognized degree.

The Objectives of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling program is that the students will:


  • Understand the nature of the human person, marriage and the family from a biblical and theological perspective.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills for effective counseling.
  • Learn how to apply biblical truths and principles to human life situations.
  • Appreciate the complexities of the human person and family.


  • Sustain an abiding conviction of the relevance and applicability of Scripture to life.
  • Develop a growing commitment to furthering spiritual maturity in themselves and others in the image of Christ.
  • Develop a compassion for others and the desire to minister wholeness to the human person.
  • Reinforce a personal motivation to accomplish the will of God through sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.

Life and Ministry Skills:

  • Develop counseling skills and ability to train lay-counselors to serve the church and community in peer counseling and support groups.
  • Develop skills in counseling people based on biblical principles.
  • Develop personal disciplines.
  • Develop the capacity to facilitate people based on biblical principles.
  • Develop the ability to integrate biblical, theological and psychology insights into an effective counseling ministry in the church and community.

Curriculum–Total of  48 Credits


Counselling – 48 Credits

PCO510 Foundations of Pastoral Counselling (3)
PCO745 Counselling Skills I (4)
PCO746 Counselling Skills II (4)
PCO713 Theories & Techniques (4) (4)
PCO640 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PCO618 Group Dynamics In Counselling (3)
PCO622 Counselling Children & Adolescents (3)
PCO715 Models of Intervention in Counselling (3)
PCO750 Community Counselling (3)
PCO752 Multicultural Counselling (3)
PCO712 Marriage & Family Counselling (3)
PCO754 Lay Counselling Strategies (3)
THE501 Man & Sin (3)

Other Requirements

RES520 Library/APA writing Course (0)
PCO760 Internship (6)
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