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Overview for Pastoral Studies/Counseling

A program that focuses on the theory and principles of pastoral care and prepares ordained clergy to provide non-clinical pastoral counseling to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in pastoral leadership, counseling psychology; crisis intervention; individual and group procedures; theological and spiritual counseling; pastoral care; and applications to specific types of ministry.

Careers for Pastoral Studies/Counseling Majors

A major in Pastoral Studies/Counseling is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Pastoral Studies/Counseling

Top 48 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Pastoral Studies/Counseling among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Wesley College
Florence, MS
 Universidad Teologica del Caribe
Trujillo Alto, PR
Open Admissions$3,140 
 Colegio Pentecostal Mizpa
Rio Piedras, PR
Open Admissions$2,900 
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Dallas Christian College
Dallas, TX
 Messenger College
Joplin, MO
Eugene Bible College
Eugene, OR
Nebraska Christian College
Papillion, NE
Open Admissions$10,800 
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John Wesley College
High Point, NC
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
Kansas City, MO
 Arlington Baptist College
Arlington, TX
Open Admissions$7,340 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.