Masters Programs in Pastoral Care

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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 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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Master of Divinity – Pastoral Counseling

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is intended to prepare students for professional work in Christian ministry within local churches as well as para-church organizations. [+]

Masters in Pastoral Care. Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is intended to prepare students for professional work in Christian ministry within local churches as well as para-church organizations. The M.Div. program provides an in-depth knowledge of biblical leadership principles and methods, and an in-depth study of Scripture and Christian principles. Coursework places emphasis on embracing the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve in a variety of roles as a pastor. This online divinity program is also great for military students looking to fulfill service requirements as chaplains for certain branches of the armed services. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care

Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE
Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 Spain Madrid

The Institute offers a private Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care, in collaboration with the School of Formators at the San Ignacio Spirituality Center in Salamanca. The aim of this MA is to comprehensively prepare students to provide formation within religious congregations and other current ways of life in the Church, helping them to discern and fostering in them a strong sense of loyalty to their respective vocational commitments. As such, it is designed for priests, religious brothers and sisters and laymen and laywomen who play a direct role in vocational promotion, formation or care. [+]

Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care The Institute offers a private Master's Degree in Vocational Discernment and Pastoral Care, in collaboration with the School of Formators at the San Ignacio Spirituality Center in Salamanca. The aim of this MA is to comprehensively prepare students to provide formation within religious congregations and other current ways of life in the Church, helping them to discern and fostering in them a strong sense of loyalty to their respective vocational commitments. As such, it is designed for priests, religious brothers and sisters and laymen and laywomen who play a direct role in vocational promotion, formation or care. It is also aimed at people who are involved in personal formation processes through leading Spiritual Exercises, offering spiritual direction or providing formation in pastoral care. Admission Who is it intended for? This Master’s Degree is designed for priests, religious brothers and sisters and laymen and laywomen who have or plan to take on a direct role in vocational promotion, formation or care. It can also be of use for educators of the Faith or people who are involved in personal formative processes through leading Spiritual Exercises, offering spiritual direction or providing formation in pastoral care. Regular admission requirements are: Preferred age: between 25 and 35 Study background: licentiate (five-year) degree or diploma (three-year degree) with proven experience of at least two years of work That the candidate commits to three consecutive years of study. The admission process to the Master's Degree is as follows:... [-]

Master Current Challenges In Pastoral Practice

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca

This is an annual refresher course and training in Practical Theology which offers a deeper analysis and criteriology for work in the pastoral area. [+]

Masters in Pastoral Care. Program Description This is an annual refresher course and training in Practical Theology which offers a deeper analysis and criteriology for work in the pastoral area. bioethics, family, education, social life, offering training paths response to the great challenges that society directs the Church in the fields of pastoral action, of spiritual life and moral reflection is proposed. GOALS In the field of university education (academic), the Master is presented as a refresher course and training in practical theology oriented delve into some of the challenges that society is facing today the evangelizing action of the Church, mainly taking consider the field of bioethics, spirituality, family, education, migration and catechesis. Professional profiles Pastoral religious professionals Curriculum Block 1: Moral Area (12 ECTS) 2nd block: Spirituality and Pastoral Area (15 ECTS) 3rd block: Seminar (6 ECTS) 4th block: Methodology (3 ECTS) Block 5: Memory (24 ECTS) The student, in consultation with the director of the Master, can make a curriculum where different thematic blocks remain defined by the range of courses and seminars Faculty offers at different degrees. He also elect a teacher to accompany him in making a memory of the subject that the student wishes to delve into the subject areas covered by the Master. Methodology The Master has 60 ECTS to be held in solitary face teaching throughout the academic year. In addition to the master classes of different courses, a research seminar and support in conducting a research report will be provided. Duration... [-]

Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology

New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA New Brunswick Jamaica + 1 more

The mission of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology is to prepare pastoral leaders for effective ministry broadly defined that is theologically informed, compassionately practiced, and holistically employed in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology. [+]

The mission of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology is to prepare pastoral leaders for effective ministry broadly defined that is theologically informed, compassionately practiced, and holistically employed in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology. This program of study is intended for: persons who are ordained ministers in churches that do not require the M.Div. degree who wish to pursue theological study for the enrichment of their ministry; persons in non-church-related vocations (e.g., secondary school teacher, counselor, writer) for whom graduate study in the humanities may be particularly helpful or enriching; persons who, for reasons of professional specialization, wish to combine a professional degree (e.g., the Master of Library Science or the Master of Social Work) with a theological degree; persons who have already completed the M.Div. degree but desire further in-depth theological study in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology; persons who, with or without a M.Div. degree, wish to prepare to enter a Ph.D. program in the theological discipline of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology, or in some other related field within the humanities Overall, the M.A. concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling can serve as an excellent path of study for person who 1) work in a supportive role within the life of the congregation, 2) who desire a career in pastoral counseling in a non-profit community agency, or 3) who envision chaplaincy (health care, corrections, military, or community) as an expression of their call to ministry. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The application deadline... [-]

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

The King's University
Campus Full time 60 hours September 2017 USA Southlake

This degree seeks to Prepare students to ethically counsel individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective; [+]

Masters in Pastoral Care. Program Objectives 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 adequate understanding of various aspects of the mental health field including various levels of care. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to: Integrate empirically-based systemic treatment methods with a Christian worldview; Develop an ethical and legal understanding of the counseling field of practice; Develop the skills necessary to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, married couples, and families from a diverse background with a wide range of presenting problems; Critically analyze counseling theories from a biblical worldview. Please Note: The Master’s of Marriage and Family Therapy degree is only offered at the Southlake, TX campus. [-]

Master of Divinity

Trinity International University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA Deerfield Dolton Davie Santa Ana + 3 more

All Christians are called to be ministers of the Gospel, but there are many different vocations in which a believer can answer that call. Our MDiv is designed to give comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those desiring preparation for some form of Christian ministerial or academic leadership, all within the context of Trinity’s broadly evangelical ethos. [+]

All Christians are called to be ministers of the Gospel, but there are many different vocations in which a believer can answer that call. Our MDiv is designed to give comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those desiring preparation for some form of Christian ministerial or academic leadership, all within the context of Trinity’s broadly evangelical ethos. Where can this degree take me? The Master of Divinity is considered the standard professional degree for ordained pastoral ministry, as well as providing an excellent foundation for further academic work and many other unique ministry contexts. MDiv alumni have gone on to a wide variety of vocational pursuits, including pastors, denominational leaders, scholars, authors, community development leaders, and missionary workers in many different contexts locally, nationally, and globally. The MDiv is the prerequisite degree for Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs and is the recommended graduate degree for those intending to pursue advanced theological study (usually at the ThM or PhD levels). What will I study? The Master of Divinity curriculum (94 hours total) is centered on four primary areas: Scripture and Interpretation - 35 hours ID 5000 Biblical Theology and Interpretation 3 hours NT 5210 NT Greek Exegesis I 4 hours NT 5211 NT Greek Exegesis II 2 hours NT 5212 NT Greek Exegesis III 1 hour NT 6600 Preaching from the New Testament 1 hour NT 6221 Synoptics and Johannine Literature 3 hours NT 6222 Acts, Pauline, and General Epistles 3 hours OT 5240 Elementary Hebrew I 3 hours... [-]

MRes Pastoral Theology

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

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

Masters in Pastoral Care. This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research. CORE MODULES - Foundations of Pastoral Theology - Religion: Context and Crisis - Research Skills in Theology OPTIONAL MODULES - Mission and Ministry - Modern Theologies of Liturgy - The Bible in the life of the Church - Theology of Religious Life Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Pastoral Theology - PGDip Pastoral Theology Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]