Indiana Wesleyan University’s Pastoral Care and Counseling Certificate students acquire theoretical and practical application of the practice of pastoral care and counseling. The certificate itself serves as documentation of this accomplishment, as does the transcript notation. This program provides valuable, personal spiritual growth as well as professional development for those in church or para-church ministries and careers. Students completing the Pastoral Care and Counseling Certificate acquire added knowledge and skills for more effective ministry.

Admission Requirements

  • Accepted as a regular degree seeking student or as an unclassified student 
  • Proof of high school graduation required for unclassified students. 

The Pastoral Care Certificate has specific admission requirements as follows:

  • Currently enrolled in or a graduate of the Bachelor of Science with a major in Biblical Studies program; OR 
  • Licensed or ordained minister (copy of current credentials required) 

Completion Requirements

  • Completion of the specified 15-16 credit hours with a grade of “C” or better in each course. Nine of the 15 credit hours must be taken at IWU. All credits must be earned at IWU for unclassified students. 
  • Payment of all tuition and fees. 

Course Requirements

Required Courses


In addition, students choose four courses from among the following:

16 credit hours

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Last updated: 11/11/2016