The Masters of Arts in Counseling program offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies provides a strong clinical counseling background within a Christian framework that promotes study of the whole person, including the spiritual dimension. The curriculum offers an integrated approach to psychology, equipping students to be effective counselors in a variety of settings.
The counseling program consists of 60 credits, six of which are electives. In order to meet the needs of working adults and those with family commitments, most courses are offered in the evenings. The program can be completed in as few as 2 1/2 years, or up to six years so that each student can proceed at his or her own pace.
All coursework needed to prepare for licensing in the state of Colorado is included in the Master of Arts in Counseling curriculum. Once the program is completed, those wishing to become licensed in Colorado must pass the National Counselor Examination and must complete 2,000 hours of post-graduate supervised counseling.
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.
Through curriculum that integrates a Christian worldview, CCU’s Master of Arts in Counseling degree inspires intellectual, spiritual, and professional growth.
The Master of Arts in Counseling degree requires completion of the following 60 hours:
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