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9 Masters Programs in Pastoral Care

A student typically pursues a master’s degree following a four-year degree from a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program. With this type of advanced study, the individual will have additional career opportunities within the chosen field with advanced positions that will generally offer higher salaries. What is a Master in Pastoral Care? A Master in Pastoral Care provides students wi… Read more

A student typically pursues a master’s degree following a four-year degree from a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program. With this type of advanced study, the individual will have additional career opportunities within the chosen field with advanced positions that will generally offer higher salaries.

What is a Master in Pastoral Care? A Master in Pastoral Care provides students with in-depth study that focuses on the nature of pastoral care, interventions and education. With a thorough concentration of theological reflection, the degree will give students the skills to minister to specific populations with integration of psychology and theology. This will increase their effectiveness to congregations and others they may serve. It also offers the students curriculum involving the practice and theory of ministry.

Graduates who obtain this type of degree will benefit from acquiring a comprehensive study in the combination of religious studies, ethics and pastoral counseling to apply to all aspects of their careers. Individuals will also increase their existing communication skill set to work with a wide range of people in different settings, from churches to hospitals.

Costs for this type of degree will vary widely depending on the choice of university. Factors that will determine the financial expenses include location, course of study and the duration of the degree. It typically takes from one to three years to complete.

The career opportunities for an individual who receives a Master in Pastoral care are in various sectors. Positions can include a pastor of a church congregation, a chaplain in a hospital or a minister working as a consultant for youth, the elderly or other areas of clinical work. The jobs are focused around ministry with the integration of psychology and spirituality.

Programs with a focus in pastoral care are available in many countries around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Vancouver School of Theology
Vancouver, Canada

The concentration in Spiritual Care is designed for those intending to pursue vocations as spiritual care practitioners in settings such as healthcare facilities, prisons and ... +

The concentration in Spiritual Care is designed for those intending to pursue vocations as spiritual care practitioners in settings such as healthcare facilities, prisons and correctional facilities. This specialization has been designed to be in sync with the BC provincial government framework standards as well as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care certification requirements. Within 24 months students can meet the BC standards requirements for a spiritual health practitioner. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Institute of Lutheran Theology
Brookings, USA

The Master of Military Chaplaincy program is specifically designed to equip students to become faithful and effective ministers of the gospel as chaplains in the armed forces ... +

The Master of Military Chaplaincy program is specifically designed to equip students to become faithful and effective ministers of the gospel as chaplains in the armed forces of the United States. The program fulfills all Department of Defense requirements, as well as those of most church body endorsing agents. ILT provides a mentor who guides and advises students through the chaplain candidacy process. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 5 years
English
24 Aug 2020
23 Aug 2020
Online
Heythrop College - University Of London
London, United Kingdom

Integrate theology and experience, theory and practice, and faith and action in this degree, as you reflect on the relationships between faith, humanity, experience, practice, ... +

Integrate theology and experience, theory and practice, and faith and action in this degree, as you reflect on the relationships between faith, humanity, experience, practice, professional and working life -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Mater Dei Institute of Education
Dublin, Ireland

The MA in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work course provides the academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional development for those already working or wishing to ... +

The MA in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work course provides the academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional development for those already working or wishing to work in the above contexts who seek to enrich their skills in the areas of Faith Development, Chaplaincy and Chaplaincy Coordination. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
The King's University
Southlake, USA

This degree seeks to Prepare students to ethically counsel individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective; Equip students with self-awareness, global-awareness ... +

This degree seeks to Prepare students to ethically counsel individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective; Equip students with self-awareness, global-awareness, and spiritual-awareness in order to prepare them to become effective clinicians; prepare students to read, interpret, and conduct empirically based research; and provide students with an adequate understanding of various aspects of the mental health field including various levels of care. -
Master
Full-time
60 hours
English
Campus
Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College
Cochrane, Canada

The Master of Christian Ministry (MCMin) degree program is designed to prepare graduates for competent Christian leadership in a wide variety of ministry callings. Foundationa ... +

The Master of Christian Ministry (MCMin) degree program is designed to prepare graduates for competent Christian leadership in a wide variety of ministry callings. Foundational studies include the Bible, theology, ministry skills and praxis. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
60 hours
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Vancouver School of Theology
Vancouver, Canada

The Masters of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership recognizes the kinds of leaders that are needed for the changing nature of Christian communities and supports persons eng ... +

The Masters of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership recognizes the kinds of leaders that are needed for the changing nature of Christian communities and supports persons engaged in various forms of leadership, from congregations to social entrepreneurship, faith-based social services, NGOs, community-based development, mediation services and community-based justice initiatives. -
MA
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Heythrop College - University Of London
London, United Kingdom

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and -
Master
Full-time
Campus
Mater Dei Institute of Education
Dublin, Ireland

The Professional MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy offers students a multidisciplinary approach to Healthcare Chaplaincy. It provides academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and pro ... +

The Professional MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy offers students a multidisciplinary approach to Healthcare Chaplaincy. It provides academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional education for people who wish to work in Healthcare settings. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus

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