M.A. in Counseling

The Master of Arts in Counseling degree program, non-licensure and licensure, is designed to prepare students for counseling individuals, couples, and families from a Christian worldview. After graduation, non-licensure students may choose to proceed on to a Master of Divinity degree program with advanced standing or seek admission to a doctoral program of study. Licensure graduates may choose to do the same in seeking advanced degrees and also continue work toward accumulating the required 3,000 clock hours as an intern, which are necessary for state licensure along with passing the National Counselor Exam and other prescribed state exams.

CURRICULUM

MA Counseling (Non-licensure - 36 Hours)

MA Counseling (Meets Licensure Requirements - 48 Hours)
 

BIBLICAL STUDIES PREREQUISITES

BIB 105 Hermeneutics
EMS 101 Personal Evangelism
THS 101 Spiritual Foundations

One of the following:

NTS 310 New Testament Intensive
OTS 310 Old Testament Intensive

One of the following:

THS 203 Systematic Theology I
THS 301 Systematic Theology II

COUNSELING PREREQUISITES

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 102 Dynamics Marriage and Family

COUNSELING CORE CURRICULUM (18 or 36 Hours)

Required for all Counseling Majors (18 Hours)

CSL 505 Counseling Theories
CSL 510 Social, Cultural, and Family Issues
CSL 515 Counseling Methods and Techniques
CSL 601 Appraisal and Assessment
CSL 620 Professional Orientation
CSL 630 Practicum I

Required for Licensure (Additional 18 Hours)

CSL 520 Human Growth and Development
CSL 525 Abnormal Human Behavior
CSL 530 Lifestyle and Career Development
CSL 605 Research
CSL 615 Group
CSL 640 Practicum II

COUNSELING ELECTIVES (18 or 12 Hours)

Six of the following required for non-licensure:
Four of the following required for licensure:

CSL ____ Counseling Elective
EDU 532 Principles of Teaching
EDU 601 Educational Psychology
EDU 610 Organizational Management
EDU 615 Conflict Management
____ ____ Leadership Elective
____ ____ Open Elective
____ ____ Open Elective

APPLIED STUDIES

AMP 500 Applied Ministry Project (No Credit - Required Every Semester)
RES 601 Library Research Seminar (Required Seminar)

 

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