2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Christian Counseling Degrees

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This list of the 20 most affordable schools offering online Christian counseling degrees includes schools offering degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate levels. All schools on the list offer degrees at tuitions under $20,000 per year. Number one ranked Amberton University offers a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling at a low annual price tag of $4,500 per year. Liberty University offers the most variety, with 16 master's degree options, including a specialization in life coaching, as well as programs at all other degree levels that start at $11,700 per year. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online Christian counseling degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Christian Counseling Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Amberton University Annual Tuition $4,500 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $5,940 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 Luther Rice University & Seminary Annual Tuition $6,048 Christian Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral
#4 #4 God's Bible School and College Annual Tuition $6,090 Christian Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Bob Jones University Annual Tuition $7,770 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Apex School of Theology Annual Tuition $8,166 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 World Mission University Annual Tuition $8,460 Christian Counseling Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#8 #8 Ottawa University Online Annual Tuition $9,300 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 Davis College - NY Annual Tuition $9,750 Christian Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 Johnson University Florida Annual Tuition $9,750 Christian Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's and Doctoral
#11 #11 Heritage Christian University Annual Tuition $9,792 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Clarks Summit University Annual Tuition $10,075 Christian Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#13 #13 Faith International University Annual Tuition $10,080 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 Mid-America Christian University Annual Tuition $10,476 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
#15 #15 Shasta Bible College and Graduate School Annual Tuition $10,500 Christian Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#16 #16 Arlington Baptist College Annual Tuition $11,000 Christian Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's
#17 #17 Oral Roberts University Annual Tuition $11,168 Christian Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700 Christian Counseling Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#19 #19 Missouri Baptist University Annual Tuition $11,760 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $19,635 Christian Counseling Degrees: Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Counseling; Counseling Ethics; Family Life Ministry; Family Studies; Life Span Development; Practical Experience in Christian Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Christianity & Culture; Contemporary Worldviews; Ethical and Legal Issues in Pastoral Counseling; Expository Biblical Ministry; Pastoral Intervention in Crisis; Spiritual Issues in Pastoral Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $6,048
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Crisis Counseling and Pastoral Care; Foundations of Biblical Counseling; Helping Skills; Issues, Ethics, and Legal Concerns for Counselors; Methodology for Biblical Counseling; Spiritual Formation
  • Annual Tuition: $6,090
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Beliefs; Doctrine of Holiness; Practice Church Growth; Practice of Evangelism; Practice of Prayer; Principles of Christian Life
  • Annual Tuition: $7,770
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Sanctification; Church Leadership & Administration; Counseling Applications; Counseling Issues Seminar; Crisis Counseling; Systematic Theology
  • Annual Tuition: $8,166
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Issues in Church Leadership; Demystifying the Doctor of Ministry Project and Dissertation Process; Family Systems Therapy; History of Christian Thought; Issues in 21st Century Leadership; Old and New Testament English Bible
  • Annual Tuition: $8,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Life and Ethics; Cross Cultural Counseling; Music and Worship; Pentateuch; Spiritual Formation; Systematic Theology

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Addictive Disorders; Counseling Adults from Dysfunctional and Abusive Families; Counseling Skills; Human Sexuality: A Christian View; Integration of Psychology and Christianity; Trauma, Loss and Grief
  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, ABHE, and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Example Classes:
    Former Prophets; Fundamentals of Counseling; Global Engagement; Hermeneutics; Latter Prophets; Pentateuch

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, ABHE, and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Teaching and Preaching; Encountering Cultures; Exegetical Methods for English Bible; Family Services; Fundamentals of Christian Faith; Pastoral Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $9,792
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Congregational Health and Ministry; Directed Studies in Homiletics/Ministerial Care; Family Life Ministry; Practicum in Ministry; Seminar in Small Church/Limited Resource Ministry; The Ministry of Preaching
  • Annual Tuition: $10,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Behavior; Bible Survey; Dynamics of Discipleship; Evaluating Research; Examining Worldviews; Methods of Biblical Change
  • Annual Tuition: $10,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment and Diagnosis (DSM); Cross-Cultural Counseling; Dynamics of Team Leadership; Missional Thought and Theology; Psychopathology; The Leader's Inner Journey
  • Annual Tuition: $10,476
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Church of God Theology; Homiletics; Isaiah; Synoptic Gospels; The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit; Youth Ministry
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Courtship, Marriage, and the Family; Curriculum Development; Educational Psychology; Life-Cycle Issues; Principles of Biblical Counseling; Self-Confrontation and Biblical Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Service; Counseling Problems / Procedures; Cross Cultural Ministry; Premarital Counseling; The Acts of the Apostles; Wisdom Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $11,168
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Developing Helping Skills; Oral Communication; Pastoral Approaches to Counseling; Spirit-Empowered Living; Teaching the Bible; Whole Person Assessment
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Family Discipleship; Issues of Christian Counseling; Multicultural Issues in Pastoral Counseling; Psychological Foundations of Learning; Small Group Ministries; Survey of Biblical Literature

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (23)

Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Ethics; Following God; Knowing God; Philosophy of Religion; Psychology of Moral and Spiritual Development; Urban Church Planting
  • Annual Tuition: $19,635
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Acts of the Apostles; Apologetics; Christian Discipleship; Christian Ethics; Ministry Communication Skills; Spiritual Formation
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