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The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

42 credits/2-3 years  

Program Descriptions

The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (M.A.C.C) program is designed to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, biblical and healthy clinical counselors, which is based on the teachings of the Bible and Christian theology. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills). In other words, this program prepares graduate students to serve as competent Christian counselors who implement theoretical, empirical, and practical frameworks that facilitate healing, growth and development, introspective awareness, well-being and empowerment for service in a pluralistic and risky society. Most importantly, this program will focus on the implementation of God’s covenant in clients’ minds and life and the transformation of the student self that they may become transformed leaders. 

Program Objective and Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a growing, Christ-like, Sprit-led and transformed character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry and counseling. 

  2. Identify the Christian worldview and truths to fulfill the image, life, and ministry of Jesus Christ    

  3. Illustrate significant knowledge of the Bible, Christian theology, and God’s covenant for the reference of counseling.

  4. Integrate a larger biblical framework into psychological and clinical practices-Logotherapy - for effective counseling. 

  5. Develop technics and skills in the practice of biblical counseling 

  6. Analyze counseling phenomena and issues with interdisciplinary lens  

  7. Work toward Christian Counseling Certification through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). 

Admission Requirements

The Admissions Committee will review all submitted information. Any student seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling program must possess an accredited Bachelor of Arts degree or its equivalent and a grade point average of 2.5 on all previous post-secondary credits to be admitted on other than a probationary status. Whenever deemed necessary, the Admissions Committee or the Admissions Office may also request an interview with the candidate for a final acceptance approval.


  1. Application form.

  2. Non-refundable application fee(100$)

  3. Copy of official transcripts, showing all courses pursued, grades received, and degrees earned, and indicating a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

  4. A certified copy of the applicant’s bachelor's degree from a college, university or seminary.

  5. Signed GCS Release and Assignment Form 

  6. Signed GCS Student Disclosure Agreement Form 

  7. Two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s pastor or an ordained minister and one letter from professor. 

  8. A valid government-issued ID (Driver’s License, passport, etc.) 



Suggested Progress Plan

(42 Credit )

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