Master of Arts in Counseling

This Masters of Arts in Pastoral Counseling provides academic and professional training needed in order for persons to provide ministerial support and counselling to individuals, couples and families within diverse settings. Courses provide students with a strong understanding of biblical counseling principles and strategies in order to better meet the needs of others. The degree program is designed to equip student with the skill necessary to effectively integrate theology and pastoral education (inclusive of, but not limited to the study of human development, crisis intervention and counselling, and pathology) into their ministerial practice.


Learning Outcomes 

Acquired awareness, knowledge, and skills to deliver counseling services that value the human dignity and worth of all clients irrespective of their individual differences. Demonstrate knowledge of major theories of pastoral care and counseling and life cycle development. Demonstrate the ability to integrate theological tenets with psychological knowledge and skills in offering pastoral care and counseling. Demonstrate pastoral counseling knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. Identify themselves as pastoral counselors. Works ethically and legally in counselling settings. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and responsiveness with community members. Integrates self-awareness, counseling roles and reflective practices into a professional counseling identity. 

Master of Arts in Counseling - Program of Study Degree Plan

Course Number

Course Name

Hours

Trimester

 

Year One

 

 

WREM 5013

Research Writing and Theological Learning 1

3

Fall 2016

PGDC 5013

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

3

Fall 2016

PGDC 5113

Introduction to Counseling Theories

3

Fall 2016

PGDC 5213

Basic Psychopathology

3

Fall 2016

PGDC 5313

Lifespan & Human Development (crosslisted with the Ministry program)

3

Winter 2017

PGDC 5123

Counseling & Ethics (crosslisted with the Ministry program)

3

Winter 2017

PGDC 5233

Holy Spirit and Counseling

3

Winter 2017

LIPC 5413

Legal Issues in Counseling

3

Spring 2017

PGDC 5936

Practicum for Master of Arts in Counseling Year I

3

Spring 2017

 

Year Two

 

 

MPC 6013

Power and Oppression: Constructs, Impacts and Intervention Strategies

3

Fall 2017

MPC 6113

Cycles of Addiction in Counseling

3

Fall 2017

MPC 6213

Marriage and Family Issues in Counseling

3

Fall 2017

MPC 6313

Trauma and Grief Counseling

3

Fall 2017

MPC 6023

Counseling Children Youth and Young Adults

3

Winter 2018

MPC 6223

Counseling the Community

3

Winter 2018

LIPC 6423

Assessment and Testing

3

Winter 2018

MPC 6976

Capstone Project - MA in Pastoral Counseling

 

 

Total Transferred Credits Accepted From Other Degrees

 

Credits towards the Master of Arts in Counseling

 

 

Program Credits Required:

54

Program Length:

2 year

Seminary Core Courses:

33 credits

Seminary General Courses:

6 credits

Seminary Elective Courses:

15 credits

Tuition:

$10,800@$200 per credit hour

Administration Fee:

$250

Technology Fee:

$100 per year

Library Fee:

$80 per year

Application Fee:

$50

Program Prerequisite:

Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 2.0 or International Equivalent

Pastoral Recommendation

Personal Christian Belief Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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