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Doctor of Theology (ThD) in Pastoral Counseling

Columbia Theological Seminary's Doctor of Theology (ThD) in pastoral counseling degree is an accredited four-year graduate program. It is designed for ministers who wish to become pastoral counselors, serve as consultants to other clergy, or train others in pastoral care. Upon completion students qualify for specialized ministry at a doctoral level, including teaching, and membership in the American Association of Pastoral Counseling. They may also become licensed counselors by the state. The ThD program requires students to design and execute a major research project and complete a doctoral dissertation on their findings. Applications to the ThD program are currently not being accepted (for the fall 2016 academic year) while the program is under formal review. 

For more information, you may contact Dr. John William Harkins, III, Director of ThD Program by email or by phone 404-687-4574.