It is a 60-hour, seminary based, clinical mental health counseling degree grounded in a Biblical worldview. Designed to serve both traditional students and working adults, the program brings together a community of learners who are taught by faculty with real-world experience. Your cohort will learn through lectures, labs, and supervised clinical training experiences. You’ll master basic counseling techniques and be given the opportunity to choose electives according to your interests. You’ll prepare for the NCE and state licensure exams while studying theology and Scripture.
Whether you are just completing your undergraduate degree or are already in the workforce, the MAC program lets you tailor your education to fit the needs of your life and ministry. Most courses are taken in an eight-week block format, one evening a week (6:30 to 10 p.m.). Additional opportunities are available each semester for online (bible, theology, and church history courses) and week-long intensive coursework for theory-focused elective courses. A combination of online and face-to-face training helps cultivate the professional maturity and interpersonal skills necessary for a successful counseling career. This hybrid approach makes it easier to fit a graduate-level education into your busy life. Past course syllabi can be found under each course below.
The LCU Master of Arts in Counseling degree will challenge you spiritually, grow you professionally, and shape you relationally as you prepare for Kingdom service in either faith-based or secular mental health settings.