Master of Divinity + Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. (Dual Degrees)

Master of Divinity + Master of Science 

School of Ministry

The Master of Divinity/Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is awarded jointly by the School of Ministry and the School of Education and Behavioral Studies. The goal of the M.Div./M.S. Dual Degree is to educate students to assume responsibilities as pastors or counselors for churches or para-church organizations.


What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Pastor
  • Ministry
  • Missionary
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Social Worker
  • Counselor
  • Therapist

Program Details

Distinctively PBA 

The School of Ministry is all about equipping. We equip passionate young people with the earthly tools and spiritual perspective needed to create positive change in the world guided by the Word of God. We promise a connected, engaging and fulfilling learning experience that will equip you to use your gifts for His Glory. Our programs prepare students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world ministry skills. PBA’s multi-cultural, multi-denominational environment is the perfect to prepare our seminary students for dynamic gospel ministries in an ever-changing world. 

As a student majoring in any of the graduate programs offered in the School of Ministry, you’ll wade into an ocean of diverse learning opportunities designed to prepare you to positively impact lives.

  • Gain specialized training in ministry
  • Experience spiritual growth with a deeper understanding of God and His Word
  • Practice your ministry abilities through internships, practicum experiences and field service activities
  • Learn in a supportive community

Additional Information 

The Master of Divinity + Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling degree is directed towards students who wish to develop biblical, historical, and theological knowledge that will enable them to lead and shepherd a church or parachurch counseling ministry.

  • A 114 credit-hour dual degree that thoroughly prepares students to provide counseling services in church or parachurch contexts
  • An innovative seminary education that integrates its curriculum (e.g. 1 Corinthians and Pastoral Leadership) and thus combines knowledge, skills and character for effective ministerial training
  • Extensive counseling internship, job listing and networking opportunities
  • Courses offered in traditional daytime and evening formats at the West Palm Beach campus


Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog

Tuition & Fees

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid. 

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