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.

Featured Faculty

Andre Rogers

Professor of Preaching, DML Program Director

Michael W. Langston

Professor of Practical Theology

Rhonda R. Pruitt

Professor of Mission Care

Steve A. Johnson

Professor of Counseling

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