MA in Counseling | Cincinnati Christian University

MA in Counseling

The CACREP-accredited 60-hour Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) degree program prepares professional counselors for licensure with strong Christian philosophical foundations accompanied by excellent skills to do Christian counseling in churches, agencies, and counseling centers. It is designed to prepare professional counselors to be properly credentialed by the state in which they desire to practice and is in compliance with national training standards. The Master of Arts in Counseling degree fulfills the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor with clinical endorsement in the State of Ohio, and also satisfies the educational requirements for credentialing as a National Certified Counselor.


The MAC degree program is accredited in Clinical Mental Health Counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is registered with the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP), signifying its committment to training counselors to serve worldwide.

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Degree Requirements
COUN 500 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling (3 hrs)
COUN 502 Spirituality & Counseling (3 hrs)
COUN 510 Counseling Theories & Methods (3 hrs)
COUN 511 Diagnosis of Mental & Emotional Disorders (3 hrs)
COUN 512 Ethical & Professional Issues in Counseling (3 hrs)
COUN 515 Human & Family Development (3 hrs)
COUN 561 Group Counseling (3 hrs)
COUN 570 Career Counseling (3 hrs)
COUN 575 Social & Cultural Foundations (3 hrs)
COUN 580 Counseling Assessment (3 hrs)
COUN 582 Counseling Techniques (3 hrs)
COUN 592 Counseling Practicum (3 hrs)
COUN 595 Substance Abuse Counseling (1 hr)
COUN 597 Psychopharmacology for Counselors (1 hr)
COUN 599 Marriage & Family Counseling (1 hr)
COUN 650 Research & Program Evaluation in Counseling (3 hrs)
COUN 680 Evaluation of Mental & Emotional Status (3 hrs)
COUN 711 Treatment of Psychopathology (3 hrs)
COUN 792 Internship I (3 hrs)
COUN 793 Internship II (3 hrs)
COUN 800 Comprehensive Review & Examination (0 hrs)
Counseling Electives (6 hrs)