Pastoral Studies/Counseling.

A program that focuses on the theory and principles of pastoral care and prepares ordained clergy to provide non-clinical pastoral counseling to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in pastoral leadership, counseling psychology; crisis intervention; individual and group procedures; theological and spiritual counseling; pastoral care; and applications to specific types of ministry. Examples: [Christian Counseling]

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Loyola Marymount University

Formed by a merger between Marymount College and Loyola University, Loyola Marymount University is a private school affiliated with the Jesuit religion and one of the largest Roman Catholic universities on the West Coast. Spread across 142 acres in...

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Well, what can I say. I just finished my first semester at LMU and I am loving it! The first thing I told my dad when he picked me up last week was, I think I learned more this semester alone at LMU than during my four years in high school. You...

” – Alejandro from Chula Vista, CA
Biola University

Founded in 1908, Biola University is an Evangelical Christian University in the Los Angeles metro area with a focus on Bible-centered education. Biola offers over 150 academic majors and programs and every student is required to complete 30 credits...

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A lot is an understatement to describe the amount of learning a student does at Biola. What is so unique and wonderful about this school is that you have the opportunity to receive top notch education from a high profile faculty on not only general...

” – Marco from Palmdale, CA
California Baptist University

California Baptist University is a private, Christian institution. With over 11,000 students, the 160-acre campus in Riverside, CA, features 10 schools and colleges that offer 80 bachelor’s degrees with Christ-centered curriculum in majors ranging...

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CBU is the place to be if you are looking for a smaller, community-oriented, and serious academic school. CBU's motto is Live your purpose. If you don't know what your life purpose is yet, CBU might just be the place to discover it!

” – Brittney from Riverside, CA
Faulkner University

Faulkner University is a Christian liberal arts school in Montgomery, Alabama, affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Faulkner confers undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic majors and sets the stage for graduate study or employment in a wide...

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very proactive hands on teachers that are serious about helping you to learn.

” – Colea from Montgomery, AL

Formed by the merger of two junior college, Harding University is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in northern Arkansas. Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Harding confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 100 academic majors and minors. As...

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This is only my semester here and I have already learned a lot! There are so many different types of classes you can take that pertains to your interests, but classes that everyone has to take are general education classes. Even if you're not very...

” – Noelani from Manchester, NH
Holy Names University

Founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Holy Names University is a 4-year Catholic school in Oakland. Holy Names grants undergraduate degrees in 15 academic programs. As a Catholic university, Holy Names celebrates mass on...

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Holy Names University is a great school! The campus is very community oriented, and it's small size allows for a student to know everyone. I enjoy everything down to the small class sizes.

” – Christi from Oakland, CA
Simpson University

Originally founded in Seattle, Simpson University is a Christian liberal arts institution in northern California and the region’s only Christian university. Affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Simpson grants undergrad degrees in 24...

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Simpson University is a christian like environment, with very caring and loving people. I would recommend Simpson university to an individual who looks to strive in a small college environment. Simpson University is currently one of the top Christian...

” – Christian from Torrance, CA

La Sierra University is a private nonprofit liberal arts college based in Riverside, California. It is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. LSU is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and its campus is a designated...

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LSU is a small campus so its easy to get around. The teachers and professors are great. Everyone is friendly.

” – sophomore
Oakwood University

Founded in 1896 as an educational institution for freedmen, Oakwood University is a Christian school in northern Alabama and an Historically Black College and University. Operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Oakwood is home to schools of...

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The faculty at Oakwood is wonderful. The teachers don't only teach the information in the textbook, but they also teach from the Bible. This is great because, in the end, the only wisdom that will truly count is what we learn from the Bible and...

” – Kelcie from Madison, AL
Naropa University

Naropa University is a private, 4-year institution established in Boulder, Colorado. Academics at Naropa are liberal arts-centric, featuring programs in areas of study such as Environmental Studies, Psychology, and Peace Studies. The college is...

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Naropa provides an opportunity for self reflection and personal growth, while encouraging interpersonal relationships and community involvement.
You are literally transformed into a new compassionate individual, fully capable and willing to thus...

” – Christine from Boulder, CO
Vanguard University of Southern California

Originally founded as a Bible school, Vanguard University of Southern California is a Christian liberal arts college in Orange County. Vanguard confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 fields of study. As a Christian institution, Vanguard holds chapel...

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In my time at Vanguard, I have learned more than I possibly could have imagined in general education and theatre. They have provided me with multiple opportunities to gain experience and I couldn't have asked for more.

” – Amanda from Bakersfield, CA

Life Pacific College is a private institution affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The school is located in San Dimas, California, and offers both associate and bachelor’s degree programs. Favored fields of study include...

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Life Pacific College gives an excellent education while providing a means to gaining a broader perspective on the world around us. Life Pacific College also gives back to it's community by showing concern with their humble service to those in need...

” – Sarah from San Dimas, CA

Established in 1976, Bethesda University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Anaheim, California. All undergraduate students are required to participate in extracurricular ministry, as well as to attend a weekly chapel event...

Amridge University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Montgomery, Alabama. The college primarily utilizes an online course format, offering over 35 academic programs that award degrees from associate to doctoral levels. The...

The Master's University

The Master’s University is a conservative, Christian, liberal arts university located in Santa Clarita, CA. The tree-filled, 95-acre campus offers 14 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate degrees, as well as teaching credentials and dual-enrollment...

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I am learning a lot in education, spiritual growth and socially. Without the Master's college professors and beliefs I would not be who I am today.

” – Kate from Lusk, Wy, WY

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the Iliff School of Theology is a Christian graduate school with an emphasis on social justice. The Iliff School offers four theological master’s degrees in Divinity, Pastoral Care, Theological Studies...

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Overall, Iliff is a wonderful theology school. It is a private, expensive, Methodist graduate school. There are sometimes remiss in creating an environment for student well-being, especially those of historically marginalized heritage.

” – from COLORADO

With campus a short distance from the Connecticut River, Holy Apostles College and Seminary is a Roman Catholic seminary in the Hartford metro area. In addition to a Priestly Formation program, HA confers bachelor’s degrees in five theological...

Shasta Bible College and Graduate School is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Redding, California. Shasta offers 16 on-campus undergraduate and graduate programs between its Education and Bible & Theology departments, as well as...

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Those who are seeking a life in ministry, this would be a great start for you. You learn the basics you need such as New Testament Survey, Old Testament Survey, Hermeneutics, and Spiritual Life. These will mark out the foundation you need to advance...

” – Mark from Epsom, NH
Concordia University-Montreal

Concordia University in Montreal is the best university in Canada under 50 years old, according to the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, and among the largest, with 50,000 students. Montreal is the number one student city in North...