Care and Counseling

Master of Divinity

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.

Locations Offered
On Campus
75 credit hours
Program Length
as few as 36 months

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
See program details in the Academic Catalog.

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