The online format of CCU's M.A. Counseling program allows you to connect with instructors and fellow students around the world. You'll experience community in a personal way even though the platform is virtual.
The Master's in Counseling degree program offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies is available in an online format. This unique training opportunity invites students to participate in the counseling master's program from their own communities.
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.
The combination of online counseling courses and attendance at residential trainings in Colorado facilitates optimal counselor competency through rigorous academic clinical training, mentoring relationships, community engagement, and spiritual integration. Students will experience three separate, five-day integrative and intensive residential trainings. Students will also participate in synchronistic course experiences and academic endeavors that provide opportunities for learning and ongoing reflection in a supportive environment.
The Master's in Counseling online cohort prepares counselor graduates to think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, and impact their personal and professional world. Students are given the opportunity to become equipped to serve in the mental health field and transform their lives, profession, churches, and communities.
Students in the Master's in Counseling online cohort will be provided a solid foundation in professional counseling theories and skills, aided by the integration of instructional technologies. Through interactive role play, reflective journaling, group interaction, and field experience, students will have the opportunity to integrate knowledge and faith into experiential learning and self-reflection exercises.
Students in the online cohort follow a lock step cohort progression by taking the required coursework in the prescribed sequence in order to move forward on their track. Online students should also refer to our M.A. Counseling Program Handbook and the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Student Handbook for specific online cohort progression requirements and specific online program information.
The online counseling master's degree offers students a distinctive experience in the Integrative Intensive Seminars, which are hosted in the greater Denver Metro area at strategic stages of training. These residential intensives provide students with opportunities to interact with their professors and apply counseling essentials in a face-to-face environment with their fellow students. In addition to the academic experience, students will have the opportunity to enjoy some of our beautiful local attractions and engage in meaningful fellowship with their peers and the CCU community.
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