• Master's Degree in Counseling (M.A.)
    Lucille Zimmerman found her calling at Ground Zero. She then enrolled in the M.A. in Counseling program and founded her counseling practice, Rumors of Glory.

    Master's Degree in Counseling (M.A.)

    The Master of Arts in Counseling program offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies combines rigorous coursework, experiential learning, and mentoring relationships into a comprehensive graduate educational experience. A distinguishing feature of the master's degree in counseling program is the Christian framework that encompasses every aspect of the curriculum. Master’s degree in counseling students are given the unique opportunity to integrate Christian faith and sound counseling principles.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 60 credit hours
    • Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
    • Coursework can be completed in 2 1/2 years of intensive study
    • Students can transfer up to 12 graduate-level credit hours
    • Graduates are academically prepared to take the National Counselor Exam
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 7-week blocks.

    Online, Colorado Springs, Denver Tech Center, Grand Junction, Lakewood, Loveland
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  • Graduate students in the counseling master's program will participate in a foundational core of study that includes counseling theories and techniques designed to equip students as leaders and counseling professionals in the mental health field. Master's degree in counseling students will explore counseling theories and methods, family systems, developmental psychology, group therapy, and career development from a Christian worldview and a culturally responsive framework. Students complete their course of study with an innovative capstone course designed to integrate the students’ theory, faith and clinical field experience.

    Upon completion of the M.A. in Counseling program, graduates are prepared to take the National Counselor Exam, which is the clinical mental health licensure exam for the state of Colorado and many other states.

    Program Benefits

    The Master of Arts in Counseling degree program is a great match for the student interested in a Christian counseling degree.

    • 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.
    • Students are mentored by qualified professors who have extensive academic and clinical background experience.
    • Through hands-on field experiences, students are challenged to explore how their theory and faith integrate as a professional clinician.
    • Classes for the master’s in counseling program are offered in two formats – online and in-seat – to meet the needs of adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
    • Classes are provided in a lock-step cohort format that allows students to study with a community of peers focused on a common goal.
    • A Master of Arts in Counseling degree can open up opportunities for clinical counseling positions nationwide with attractive potential salaries for counseling degree holders.

    Are you ready to get started on the path to earning your M.A. in Counseling? Contact mac@ccu.edu to find out more about our graduate program admissions.

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