Ohio Christian University

Master of Arts in Ministry— Pastoral Care and Counseling Concentration

Ohio Christian University’s (OCU) Master of Arts in Ministry – Pastoral Care and Counseling Concentration is designed for ministers called to a counseling ministry. Experienced instructors with real-world ministry experience teach the coursework. The online ministry degree program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective minister.

Completion of the Pastoral Care and Counseling concentration verifies successful completion of the courses required to earn the concentration and does not constitute a certificate or license required under Ohio law or any other state law to engage in the practice of professional counseling. Ohio Christian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

Program Information

School Name: 
Ohio Christian University

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Higher Education

Program Name: Master of Arts in Ministry-Pastoral Care and Counseling Concentration

Program Length: Two to three years

Enrollment Type: N/A

Instruction Methods: Online

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Phone Number: 855-628-4723

Program Requirements:

  • 36 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a 2.75 GPA
  • Education and experience requirements:
    • Minimum 2 years of pastoral or lay leader experience
    • Minimum 6 semester credits in Bible
    • Minimum 3 semester credits in Theology
  • Completed application with $25.00 fee
  • Ministry Reference Forms (two references)

Ohio Christian University’s program information was last updated in April of 2020. For more information, visit the university's website above.