Master of Arts (M.A.) in Christian Counseling

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Christian Counseling

This program is not accepting new students effective January 2011.

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, the graduate should be able to:

1. Synthesize Christian knowledge and the Biblical Worldview with psychological methodology;

2. Evaluate both Christian and secular psychological approaches in order to employ appropriate counseling field methods;

3. Develop interviewing skills and psychological techniques that reflect diverse counseling theories;

4. Formulate counseling strategies and apply them to a practical research project/thesis; and

5. Develop the mastery of various counseling approaches that can be utilized in the Christian community and beyond.

This program consists of fifty-two credit hours of study, clinical supervision that includes 600 hours of counseling practicum with an approved Christian counselor or psychologist, and a thesis. Individuals who fulfill the requirements of the program will receive the Master of Arts degree in Christian Counseling.

This is the breakdown of the core curriculum for the graduate major in Christian Counseling:

Breakdown of core curriculum…
Class Class Description Credits
CCO 540 Human Development: Birth and Death 3 Credits
CCO 510 Christian Counseling 3 Credits
CCO 610 Law for the Christian Counselor 3 Credits
CCO 616 Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 3 Credits
CCO 622 Mediation 3 Credits
CCO 624 Administrative & Organizational Procedures 3 Credits
CCO 560 Crisis and Intervention 3 Credits
 CCO  631 Critical Problems in Children & Youth 3 Credits
 CCO  590 Counseling Addictions & Addictive Behavior 3 Credits
 CCO  634 Marriage Counseling 3 Credits
 PSY  612 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders 3 Credits
 CED  612 Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum 3 Credits
 CCO  580  Counseling Children, Adolescents and Adults 3 Credits
 CCO  570  Counseling & Abuse 3 Credits
PSY 550 Group Theory & Practice 3 Credits
 CCO  670 Graduate Research 4 Credits
 CCO 680 Practical Project 6 Credits
Total: 52 Credits