The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling is for those students who would like to practice Christian Counseling in pastoral ministry and para-church organizations such as Christian schools, Christian crisis pregnancy centers, etc. The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling does not qualify a person to sit for state licensure or board exams but rather for Christian, vocational ministry.
This degree requires a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Theology, Christian Counseling, Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work. In the event a prospective student does not have a degree in any of the above, the student is required to complete the prerequisite 30 hours in Biblical or Theological studies.
The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of CNS and PSY. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70
- PSY604 Developmental Psychology (required)
- PSY612 Cognitive Therapy (required)
- CNS530 Introduction to Christian Counseling
- CNS531 Biblical Counseling
- CNS631 Effective Counseling Skills
- CNS632 Counseling Paradigms
- CNS641 Advanced Counseling Skills
- CNS642 Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling