Pastoral Counseling (M.A.) - Addictions & Recovery

Pastoral Counseling (M.A.) - Addictions & Recovery

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
PACO 500Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 13
PACO 501Foundational Doctrines for Pastoral Counselors 13
PACO 504Multicultural Issues in Pastoral Counseling3
PACO 509Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling 23
PACO 604Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling3
PACO 615Marriage and Family Counseling3
PACO 617Theories and Techniques in Pastoral Counseling 23
PACO 699Pastoral Counseling Internship 3,43
Total Hours24

PACO 500 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling (3 c.h.) and PACO 501 Foundational Doctrines for Pastoral Counselors (3 c.h.) are required first entry courses for all students in this degree


Intensive format optional


May register for PACO 699 Pastoral Counseling Internship (3 c.h.) after successfully completing 21 hours


Background check clearance required

Addictions & Recovery Cognate
SUBS 505Addictions and the Recovery Process3
SUBS 606Biological Aspects of Addiction and Recovery3
SUBS 607Treatment and the Recovery Process3
SUBS 608Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction3
Total Hours12

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 2.5 GPA
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 10 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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