The Pastoral Counseling Department offers five degree programs, each with a unique purpose and professional goal. These programs offer a complete range of graduate degree tracks which serve a variety of professional credentialing goals as well as ongoing formative learning.
- Master of Arts in Spiritual and Pastoral Care
The Master of Arts in Spiritual and Pastoral Care consists of 45 credits and focuses on contemporary ministry and pastoral conversation. Students pursue tracks in ministry, chaplaincy, faith and social justice, and spiritual direction.
- Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling
The Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling is CACREP-accredited under the clinical mental health counseling standards. It offers a professional, clinically intensive counseling program that leads to state licensure. It is completed in 66 credits with an 800-credit-hour internship, of which 260 hours are direct client contact.
- Master of Science / Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Counseling
The combined Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy Pastoral Counseling option includes the M.S. licensure degree with the CACREP-accredited doctoral program.
- Doctor of Philosopy in Pastoral Counseling
The Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Counseling is the only CACREP-approved counselor education and supervision program that is specifically designed to study, in theory and practice, the integration of spirituality and the social sciences.
- Certificate of Advanced Study in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care is comprised of 30 post-master’s credits in counseling and is specifically geared toward those seeking licensure or to enrich their educational repertoire.
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