M.Div. in Care and Counseling



75 credit hours

Program Length

as few as 36 months


Regionally Accredited by SACSCOC

The M.Div. (Care and Counseling) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to address emotional and spiritual needs using short-term counseling resources. It prepares you to serve in a counseling, family life, or spiritual formation ministry in a church, para-church, or cross-cultural ministry setting.


This program will equip you to:

  • Apply Scriptural principles for spiritual and emotional health in multi-cultural settings
  • Use theologically-based counseling skills in discipleship and spiritual formation
  • Care for the emotional and spiritual needs of others utilizing short-term counseling skills
  • Foster healthy relationships among members of the body of Christ
  • Counsel individuals dealing with issues related to grief, loss, crisis, and/or addiction

View academic requirements for the M.Div. in Care and Counseling in the Academic Catalog.

Next online class starts May 8, 2023

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Admission Requirements

• Completed application
• Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
• Church leader reference
• Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
• A GPA of 2.5 or higher

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Pastoral Care Director
  • Mission Care Provider
  • Director of Family Life
  • Director of Marriage Ministry