A program that prepares individuals, including but not limited to, ordained clergy and other counseling professionals to respond to the emotional and/or spiritual needs of patients and families in health care emergencies and other situations, and to consult with and counsel other health care professionals. Includes instruction in advanced interpersonal communication; individual and small group counseling; interdisciplinary teamwork; crisis management; extended care relationships; self-analysis; medical ethics; pastoral care art; spiritual dimensions of human growth and health; counseling psychology and therapy; and applications to grief, death, emotional collapse, injury, individual/family adjustment, and chronic illness situations.
|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|1||Trinity International University-Illinois||22||5%||$39,680|
|2||Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary||18||10%||$15,679|
|4||Virginia Commonwealth University||9||0%||$28,297|
|5||Christian Theological Seminary||7||12%||N/A|
|8||Houston Baptist University||3||1%||$39,001|
|9||George Washington University||1||0%||$61,446|
|10||Loyola University Maryland||1||0%||$58,578|
|11||Loma Linda University||1||0%||N/A|
|12||South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary||1||10%||$5,930|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.