Counseling: Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (M.A.)
The Master of Arts in Counseling is a professional graduate degree that equips counselors to offer concern and care for the whole person. It prepares you to excel in counseling in private practice, church, agency, or school settings.
As with most counseling degrees, this program offers skill-based coursework and practicum experience. You will be required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of personal counseling as part of your preparation for counseling others. Since this program is offered at a seminary, it provides foundational biblical and theological studies in order to assist students as they integrate a Christian worldview with their counseling preparation.
This curriculum satisfies the requirements to apply with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to register as an Associate MFT in the State of California, and later sit for your exam to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). It also allows you to register as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and later sit for the exam to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).