Academic Catalog

2023-2024 Edition

Concentration in Applied Pastoral Counseling

The Applied Pastoral Counseling concentration provides the fundamentals to obtain ministry-related positions in the helping industry. Additionally, this is a progressive step for those who are considering achieving their master’s in counseling or psychology to obtain licensure, but desire a more Christian concentration. This concentration also is progressive for those seeking a master’s in divinity or interested in chaplaincy. Potential employment opportunities may be found in lay counseling ministries and Christian service organizations.


Requirement Title Credits
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3


Requirement Title Credits
PSYC 425Crisis Counseling and Intervention3
PSYC 450Family Systems3
PSYC 455Conflict Management3
PSYC 460Motivation3
PSYC 470Positive Psychology3
Total Credits15

The Applied Pastoral Counseling concentration cannot be paired with the Child and Adolescent Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Human Services, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or Psychology in the Healthcare Profession concentrations.