Ministry (D.Min.) - Pastoral Counseling

Ministry (D.Min.) - Pastoral Counseling

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. 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
DMIN 810Foundations for the Doctor of Ministry 13
DSMN 815Personal Spiritual Formation3
Pastoral Counseling Cognate
PACO 825Growth & Development of the Contemporary Minister3
Choose six credit hours of the following:6
Individual & Family Issues in Pastoral Counseling
Premarital & Marital Issues in Pastoral Counseling
Crises and Current Issues in Pastoral Counseling
Portfolio or Thesis Project Report Courses 1,2
Choose one of the following options:15
Portfolio Option 1
Micro-Project I: Biblical Precedence
Micro-Project II: Current and Historic Practices
Micro-Project III: Personal Engagement
Micro-Project IV: Recommended Engagement
Portfolio Presentation
Thesis Project Report Option 1
Research and Thesis Development
Thesis Project Proposal Development
Thesis Research and Writing Part 1
Thesis Research and Writing Part 2 3
Thesis Project Defense
Total Hours30

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than one grade of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Portfolio or Thesis required (Minimum grade of B-)
  • 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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