Top Pastoral Studies/Counseling Masters degree Programs - 2022

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.

Michigan grants the most Masters degrees in Pastoral Studies/Counseling of all US states with 72 degrees being granted last year. Students wanting to major in Pastoral Studies/Counseling can expect about 50% percent of their classmates to be women and 50% percent of their classmates to be male. Most students graduating in this field earn a Masters degree. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Pastoral Studies/Counseling is $32,900.

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Top Colleges for Pastoral Studies/Counseling

If you’re interested in studying Pastoral Studies/Counseling, then you should think about applying to Baptist Bible College! This institution awards about 1 degrees at the Masters degree level in Pastoral Studies/Counseling every year.

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Careers for Pastoral Studies/Counseling Majors

Some top careers related to Pastoral Studies/Counseling, include Religious Workers, All Other and Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary, both of which have many employment opportunities. Yet there are jobs that pay more, like Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary. the most in-demand position for Pastoral Studies/Counseling majors is Clergy.

Top Paying Careers for Pastoral Studies/Counseling

  1. Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $76,160)
  2. Clergy   (Median Wage: $51,940)
  3. Religious Workers, All Other   (Median Wage: $33,530)

Most in Demand Careers for Pastoral Studies/Counseling

  1. Clergy
  2. Religious Workers, All Other
  3. Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
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