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

    The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies combines rigorous coursework, experiential learning, and mentoring relationships designed to equip students to be culturally responsive professional counselors.

    MAC Program Distinctives

    • CCU's Master of Arts in Counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
    • Our MAC program was the most awarded program at the 2015 Colorado Counseling Association (CCA) Conference.
    • Over three-quarters of site supervisors for counseling students report that CCU MAC students are more clinically prepared than the average counseling student.
    • Students in CCU's MAC program had a 100% pass rate on the National Counselor Exam (NCE) in 2015 and scored 15% higher than the national average on the 2015 NCE.
    • Faith Informed Clinical Identity and Practice (FICIP) is integrated into all MAC coursework.

    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.

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  • 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.

    Upon completion of the M.A. in Counseling program curriculum, 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 Clinical Mental Health degree.

    • 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 – the M.A. in Counseling 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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