2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Christian Counseling

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The following 15 schools offer the most affordable online programs for master’s degrees in Christian counseling. Amberton University leads the list with a low tuition of only $4,770 for a Master of Arts in Family Studies: Christian Counseling. Faulkner University and Liberty University are tied at #9 with an affordable annual tuition rate of $10,170. Liberty University offers a total of 24 master’s programs related to chaplaincy and Christian counseling. Thirteen out of the 15 schools on this list fall under $12,000 in annual tuition, making them affordable choices for a master’s degree in Christian Counseling.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Amberton University Annual Tuition $4,770
#2 #2 Maranatha Baptist University Annual Tuition $5,355
#3 #3 Holy Apostles Annual Tuition $5,760
#4 #4 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $7,590
#5 #5 Grace College and Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $7,626
#6 #6 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $8,395
#7 #7 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $8,925
#8 #8 Crown College Annual Tuition $9,540
#9 (tie) #9 (tie) Faulkner University Annual Tuition $10,170
#9 (tie) #9 (tie) Liberty University Annual Tuition $10,170
#11 #11 California Southern University Annual Tuition $10,395
#12 #12 Ottawa University Online Annual Tuition $11,430
#13 #13 Missouri Baptist University Annual Tuition $11,760
#14 #14 Dallas Baptist University Annual Tuition $17,262
#15 #15 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $21,060
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,148
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Counseling; Counseling Ethics; Family Life Ministry; Family Studies; Life Span Development; Practical Experience in Christian Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $5,355
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 129
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $5,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 330
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $7,590
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 357
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $7,626
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 381
  • Example Classes:
    New Testament Survey; Old Testament Survey; Pre-Marital and Marital Counseling; Principles and Practice of Prayer; Spiritual Formation; Theological Foundations in Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,094
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Ethics; Diagnosis & Treatment of Addiction Disorders; Evangelism and Discipleship; History of Christianity; Marriage and Family Counseling; The Helping Relationship
  • Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,097
  • Example Classes:
    Acts of the Apostles; Apologetics; Christian Discipleship; Christian Ethics; Community & Crisis Counseling; Counseling Models & Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $9,540
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 173
  • Example Classes:
    Human Growth and Lifespan Development; Pastoral Counseling; Theories and Practices of Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 698
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 30,631
  • Example Classes:
    Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling; Family Discipleship; Foundational Doctrines for Pastoral Counselors; Issues of Christian Counseling; Leading the Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church; Multicultural Issues in Pastoral Counseling
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,395
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Family Systems Theory; Human Sexuality; Psychology of Aging; Psychology of Death and Dying; Psychology of Religion; Systems of Family Therapy
  • Annual Tuition: $11,430
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 43
  • 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: $11,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,106
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Ethics; Following God; Knowing God; Philosophy of Religion; Psychology of Moral and Spiritual Development; Urban Church Planting
  • Annual Tuition: $17,262
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,004
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $21,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 313
  • Example Classes:
    Crisis Intervention; Ethical and Legal Issues; Human Growth and Life Span Development; Integration Issues in Behavioral Sciences; Methods and Techniques in Counseling

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