Ohio Christian University

Master of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Care and Counseling


1476 Lancaster Pike

Circleville, OH 43113

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Care and Counseling

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Ministry enhances the ministry skills of pastors and lay leaders in the local church. The program will prepare you to serve even more effectively in the church and society, whether you are in paid or lay ministry. The program consists of 8 required courses and concentrations (Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Counseling), each consisting of 4 courses. All graduates of this program must be grounded in the Bible, theology, and historical thought in context of the church.

The Pastoral Care and Counseling Concentration is designed for those who feel the need for enhanced skills in their ministry role of pastoral counselor. The program is not designed to qualify the graduate to work as a licensed counselor, but better equips one for this type of ministry in the pastoral context. The following required courses for a Master of Arts in Ministry with a Pastoral Care and Counseling concentration are listed with corresponding credit hours:

  • Methods of Pastoral Counseling 3
  • Spiritual Issues in Pastoral Counseling 3
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Pastoral Counseling 3
  • Pastoral Intervention in Crisis 3


Ohio Christian University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: www. hlcommission.org, 800-621-7440, The Association for Biblical Higher Education: www.abhe.org, 407-207-0808, The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education: www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation, 202-463-6930, The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation: caepnet.org/, 202-223-0077. It is authorized by The Ohio Department of Higher Education to offer associate, baccalaureate, and master’s level education.

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): Master: $435

Classification: Unknown

Loans Offered: Loans and grants may be available. Applicants are encouraged to apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). OCU FAFSA Code: 003030

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