The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling Degree is completed in three phases:

 

Program Requirements for New Students:                                                                              

  • Previously earned Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a mental health related field, or Bachelor of Theology degree

  • Commissioning, Licensure or Ordination as a Christian minister (can be obtained during the degree program)

  • Professing Christian and member of a local church body

 

PHASE I:

COURSEWORK
Students must complete the following courses:

    

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete the following:

  • Complete a practicum, consisting of administering the APS report to 10 individuals.

  • Complete three hours of clinical supervision.

  • Submit responses to the NCCA’s National Licensing Board of Examiners 50 question

  • Submit a headshot or photo.

  • Submit a resume detailing ministry & vocational experience.

  • Apply for Membership to the National Christian Counselors Association.

  • Apply for Membership to the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling.

 

Following the student’s completion of Phase I, he or she will earn:

  • Certified Temperament Counselor from the National Christian Counselors Association

  • Membership in the National Christian Counselors Association

  • Membership in the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling

PHASE II:

COURSES
Students must complete the following courses:

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete the following:

 

  • Complete a practicum, consisting of administering the APS to 15 more individuals.

  • Complete three additional hours of clinical supervision.

  • Complete an application for NCCA licensure as a Certified Pastoral Counselor.

  • Complete a background check for licensure.

  • Provide (or complete and earn) ministerial credentials.

 

Following the student’s completion of Phase II, he or she will earn:

  • Licensed Pastoral Counselor from the National Christian Counselors Association

PHASE III:

COURSES
Students must complete four Advanced Certification (elective) courses. Depending on the elective courses chosen, students are eligible to receive advanced certification in one of the following areas:

 

Advanced Certification Fields

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete the following:

  • Complete a Thesis, 100 pages minimum taken from the 25 APS case studies completed in phase I and II. 

  • Complete the matriculation process to award the student’s degree.

 

Following the student’s completion of Phase III, he or she will earn:

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

  • Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor from the National Christian Counselors Association

  • Advanced Certification (if applicable)

 

Total Program Cost:

The following costs constitute the entire program for the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling:

                                                                                      Degree Program Total for Student: $6,183

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