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Master of Arts in Counseling Curriculum

Master of Arts in Counseling Curriculum

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CCU’s Master of Arts in Counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It has been reviewed against professionally approved standards, resulting in a streamlined licensure application process.

Curriculum in the Counseling Master's Degree Program

The Master of Arts in Counseling program, offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies, will provide you with a strong clinical counseling background within a Christian framework that promotes study of the whole person, including the spiritual dimension. Integrating faith, clinical experience, and current counseling theory into a comprehensive educational experience will equip you to be an effective counselor in a variety of settings.

As a Counseling graduate student, you will participate in a foundational core of study that includes counseling theories and techniques designed to equip you as a leader and counseling professional in the mental health field. You will explore counseling theories and methods, family systems, developmental psychology, group therapy, and career development from a Christian worldview and a culturally responsive framework. You will complete your course of study with an innovative capstone course designed to integrate theory, faith, and clinical field experience.

The in-seat M.A. Counseling degree requires completion of the following 60 hours:
  • Counseling Core (41 hours)
  • Bible and Theology (4 hours)
  • Practicum/Internship (9 hours)
  • Electives (6 hours)
The online M.A. Counseling degree requires completion of the following 60 hours:
  • Counseling Core (39 hours)
  • Bible and Theology (4 hours)
  • Practicum/Internship (9 hours)
  • Residency (4 hours)
  • Electives (4 hours)

National Counselor Examination

The Master of Arts in Counseling curriculum includes all coursework needed to prepare you for licensure in the state of Colorado. You will be equipped to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE), which is the licensing exam in Colorado and many other states. As a graduate student in the Counseling program, you'll be academically prepared to become a licensed professional counselor and begin the process of pursuing state licensure. State licensure requirements vary from state-to-state. Research your individual state licensure requirements for more information.

CACREP Accreditation

CCU’s Master of Arts in Counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Programs accredited by CACREP are reviewed against professionally approved standards, resulting in a streamlined licensure application process.

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