2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Christian Counseling

2020 Most Affordable Christian Counseling Masters Degrees Badge

The 18 schools in this list represent the most affordable options for obtaining an online master's degree in Christian counseling. At #1, Amberton University offers an online Master of Science in Family Studies - Christian Counseling for only $4,770 per year. Liberty University comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $5,500 per year. Courses include Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling, Foundational Doctrines for Pastoral Counselors, Multicultural Issues in Pastoral Counseling, and Small Group Ministries.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,770
# 2 #2 $5,500
# 3 #3 $5,746
# 4 #4 $5,950
# 5 #5 $6,480
# 6 #6 $7,225
# 7 #7 $8,136
# 8 #8 $9,525
# 9 #9 $10,350
# 10 #10 $10,980
# 11 #11 $12,740
# 12 #12 $13,035
# 13 #13 $14,025
# 14 #14 $15,660
# 15 #15 $17,850
# 16 #16 $18,072
# 17 #17 $21,420
# 18 #18 $21,600
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 993
  • Example Classes: Christian Counseling; Counseling Ethics; Family Life Ministry; Family Studies; Life Span Development; Practical Experience in Christian Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Family Studies - Christian Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $5,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 33,217
  • Example Classes: Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling; Family Discipleship; Foundational Doctrines for Pastoral Counselors; Leading the Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church; Multicultural Issues in Pastoral Counseling; Small Group Ministries

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA: Divinity: Chaplaincy
  • MA: Divinity: Community Chaplaincy (Thesis)
  • MA: Divinity: Pastoral Counseling
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Christian Ministry Counseling
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Community Chaplaincy
  • Annual Tuition: $5,746
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 438
  • Example Classes: Ethical and Legal Issues in Pastoral Counseling; Methods of Pastoral Counseling; New Testament History and Interpretation; Pastoral Intervention in Crisis; Spiritual Issues in Pastoral Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $5,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,616
  • Example Classes: Christian Doctrine and the 21st Century Church; Human Sexuality and Pastoral Counseling; Pastoral Counseling and Process Addictions; Pastoral Intervention in Crisis; Spiritual Formation; Theological and Historical Methods and Contextualization

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Religion - Pastoral Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 380
  • Example Classes: Catholic Social Teaching; Mission and Evangelization; Morals and Psychology; Nature and Grace; Pastoral Counseling 1: Spiritual Helping & Accompaniment; Pastoral Issues with Human Sexuality

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Marriage and Family Studies
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Spiritual Direction
  • Annual Tuition: $7,225
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 255
  • Example Classes: Biblical Theology of the Old Testament; Counseling Addictive Behavior; Counseling Survivors of Abuse; Holy Land Tour; Proverbs and Counseling; Theology and Practice of Pastoral Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Biblical Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,136
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 75
  • Example Classes: Advanced Counseling Theories and Techniques; Biblical Foundations for Counselors; Counseling for Crisis, Abuse, and Addiction; Data-Driven Decisions

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Leadership - Christian Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $9,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 31
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Christian Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,111
  • Example Classes: Christian Spiritual Direction Orientation; God, Humans, and Salvation; Group Counseling and Psychotherapy; Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders; The Bible and Wholeness: Context, Interpretation, and Formation; Theories of Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Human Sexuality
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Marriage & Family
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Professional Life Coaching
  • Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 750
  • Example Classes: Analysis of the Helping Relationship; Family Research Methods; Integrations of Theology and Counseling; Life Span Development; Substance Abuse Counseling; Suicide Intervention and Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Family Ministry
  • Annual Tuition: $12,740
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 900
  • Example Classes: Christian Ethics; Following God; Knowing God; Philosophy of Religion; Psychology of Moral and Spiritual Development; Urban Church Planting

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry - Biblical Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $13,035
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,205
  • Example Classes: Christian Ethics; Diagnosis & Treatment of Addiction Disorders; Evangelism and Discipleship; History of Christianity; Marriage and Family Counseling; The Helping Relationship

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Theological Studies in Biblical Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $14,025
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 358
  • Example Classes: Biblical Sanctification; Church Leadership & Administration; Counseling Applications; Counseling Issues Seminar; Crisis Counseling; Systematic Theology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
  • Master of Divinity - Biblical Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $15,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 358
  • Example Classes: Human Growth and Lifespan Development; Pastoral Counseling; Theories and Practices of Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Counseling/Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Christian Studies - Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Global Leadership - Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership - Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Divinity - Pastoral Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $17,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,536
  • Example Classes: Community & Crisis Counseling; Counseling Models & Strategies; Helping Skills & Techniques; Multicultural Awareness & Individual Diversity; Professional Ethics in the Human Services Fields; Survey of Christianity

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Human Services - Biblical Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services - Christian Counseling
  • M.A. in Pastoral Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services
  • M.A. in Practical Theology - Missiology
  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Practical Healing
  • Annual Tuition: $18,072
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,752
  • Example Classes: Abnormal Psychology; Addictive and Compulsive Disorders; Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development; Christian Counseling Skills; Faith Formation in Life Stages; Theological Perspectives in Christian Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry - Counseling Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Family Ministry - Christian Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $21,420
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 410
  • Example Classes: Crisis Intervention; Ethical and Legal Issues; Human Growth and Life Span Development; Integration Issues in Behavioral Sciences; Methods and Techniques in Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Divinity - Counseling
  • Master of Divinity - Family Ministry
  • Annual Tuition: $21,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 404
  • Example Classes: Community and Social Systems; Ethics and Professional Identity; Hermeneutics; Homiletics; Marital and Family Systems; Spiritual Leadership

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Divinity in Professional Counseling