MA: Pastoral Counseling

HBU Online Learning Program


About the Degree

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling program is designed to provide graduate coursework to those seeking to work more effectively helping others in their current ministries. Areas of study include: addiction & recovery, crisis response, human sexuality, marriage & family, military & veteran care and counseling, and life coaching. The program emphasizes the development of research supported interpersonal skills while encouraging students to reflect on their personal values, and to grow in maturity. This program includes an internship in pastoral counseling.


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HBU offers students a higher education through its online Undergraduate and Graduate programs. By combining faith, reason, and liberal arts into one core curriculum, we’ve created an education that goes further than most.

An education that’s based not only on technical training, but the teachings of Christ, reason, and the past successes and failures of humanity. An education that puts our students on the fast track to being leaders, both in their careers and in their communities. HBU strives to send its students out into the world with a better understanding of how to live a fulfilling, accomplished, and righteous life.

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Houston Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.

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