Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC)

Courses offered

Orientation to the Program, Psychology – Theory & Practice, Integrative Psychotherapy, Family Systems, Marital Counseling, Theology/Biblical courses, Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, Research Methodology, Selfcare for the Professional.

Practicum Avenues

  • Hospitals
  • Educational Institutions
  • NGOs
  • Christian Ministries

Future Prospects for Graduates of MACC

  • Church
  • School/College Counselor
  • NGOs
  • Hospitals
  • Private Practice
  • Prisons

Welcome to the Oriental Theological Seminary Counseling program!

The MA in Clinical Counseling is a two-year full-time program that aims to prepare theoretically proficient, clinically skilled, and compassionate mental health practitioners.

This program underscores the long felt need in our region to clarify mental health, an often misconstrued term, and develop counseling and psychotherapy as a respectable, publicly recognized discipline, and effective medium for promoting growth and healing. Students will be trained and nurtured within a supportive Christian environment for the development of the whole person spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and relationally.

What makes this program unique is its strong emphasis on the practice of clinical counseling using the multiple lens of psychology, theology, and Christian faith-based practices

The curriculum is designed with an integrative approach, offering crossdisciplinary courses in the areas of psychology and theology. As a result, it prepares students to interact with and work in the mental health field while maintaining a Christian worldview

Program Format

  • Twoyear, fulltime graduate program.
  • Focused on training individuals to demonstrate the skills and competencies required to work with diverse populations – adults, children, individuals, groups and families from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds thereby making them competent in the area of multicultural and social justice issues.
  • A strong emphasis on the practicum training with inpatient and outpatient agencies, to provide handson, indepth clinical experience in professional settings.
  • Delivered by highly competent, and professionally experienced faculty, dedicated to the cultivation of Christian ethical practices, multicultural counseling competency, lifelong learning, and personal character formation in students.

Prerequisites for Program Admission

  • Bachelor’s degree or M.Div. degree from a recognized institution
  • 6 credit course in Psychology/ Education/Counseling
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

 Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 60 credit hours
  • Completion of
    • 100 clientcontact counseling
    • 60 hours of supervision
    • 8 hours of personal therapy
  •  Minimum GPA of 3.0

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