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DMin Pastoral Care and Counseling

Pastoral Care and Counseling

A degree specially equipping pastors to provide pastoral care.

This program is designed to be completed while continuing to serve in a ministry context. The program provides opportunities for advanced study in intensive seminars, courses and field settings. It combines academic study and experiential learning under faculty and field supervision to integrate theology and practice.

This program includes a 1-credit hour program orientation, a 3-credit hour Minister as Person and Professional workshop, a 2-credit hour integrative theology workshop, 12 hours of intensive seminars, 4 hours of contextualized learning experiences, and 9 hours related to the student's final project.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

TOTAL HOURS

31

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

3 years

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • DMN 8702 - Crisis, Trauma and Emotional Disorders 

  • DMN 8703 - Care and Guidance for Marriage and Family 

  • DMN 8705 - Effective Pastoral Care 

  • DMN 8706 - Life Issues and Ministry Practice  

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What can I do with this Degree?

D.Min. graduates serve in ministry positions, and the program is designed to equip them to serve at a higher level of professional competency.

  • Leading in the Local Church
  • Specialized Ministry


Who will teach me?

TATE COCKRELL


Associate Professor of Counseling

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STEVEN P. WADE


Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

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