Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling


Program Description

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling – 90 credits

The Master program in Clinical Counseling focuses on the use of scientific and applied behavioral science theories, methods, and techniques for the purpose of describing, preventing, and treating undesired behavior and enhancing mental health and human development. Students can work in a Christian based organization or, upon completion of State licensure requirements, in any mental health organization.


  • CC5301 Substance Abuse
  • CC5408 Human Growth and Development
  • CC5509 Group Theories and Practice
  • CC5522 Temperaments
  • CC5524 Federal & State Law for Counseling/Social Work - Part I
  • CC5530 Study of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM V (Part one)
  • CC5531 Study of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM V (Part two)
  • CC5538 Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology
  • CC5545 Individual Evaluation and Assessment
  • CC5610 Counseling Theories and Practice
  • CC5620 Counseling in Community Settings
  • CC6106 Human Sexuality
  • CC6594 Career and Lifestyle Assessment
  • CC6618 Ethical, Legal and Professional Standards Issues
  • CC6619 Social and Cultural Foundations
  • CC6620 Research and Program Evaluation
  • CH5037 Assessment for Performance
  • PS6433 Psychological Testing
  • IN5601 Scientific Investigation: Theory
  • IN5602 Scientific Investigation: Project
  • IN6001 Practicum I: Clinical Documentation
  • IN6002 Practicum II: Internship/Fieldwork
  • IN6603 Thesis: Research
  • IN6604 Thesis: Writing
  • IN6605 Thesis: Defense
Electives (3) – 9 credits


Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate, assess, diagnose, and treat emotional and mental dysfunctions or disorders, behavioral disorders, interpersonal relationships, sexual dysfunction, alcoholism, and substance abuse, using methods of a psychological nature.
  • Apply psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and sex therapy.
  • Offer counseling, behavior modification, consultation, client-centered advocacy, crisis intervention, and the provision of needed information and education to clients.
  • Use methods of a psychological nature to evaluate, assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent emotional and mental disorders and dysfunctions (whether cognitive, effective, or behavioral), behavioral disorders, sexual dysfunction, alcoholism, or substance abuse.
  • Practice mental health counseling including clinical research into more effective psychotherapeutic modalities for the treatment and prevention of such conditions.

Entrance Requirements

  • Enrollment Agreement filled and signed.
  • Bachelor degree in Counseling or in related areas of study.
  • Diplomas of previous studies.
  • Official Transcripts of previous studies.
  • Copy of official identification.
  • Debit Authorization (if desired).
  • A passport-type photo.
  • Pastoral Ordination if it were the case.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Application: Complete the Enrollment Agreement sent by e-mail by the Student Services Department of FCU, sign and scan the document.
  2. Documents: Send the Enrollment Agreement to attached with all the documents necessary or send them by mail.
  3. Evaluation: After receiving the Enrollment Agreement and the copies of the requested documents, verification will be made by the corresponding departments. FCU will contact the students if additional documents are required. Transcripts must be official and sent directly from the university in a sealed envelope.
  4. Payment: If the student completes the Agreement and submits all required information, the next step is to pay the $260 Application and Enrollment fee, which is applicable to any program. (Application $40 & Registration & Processing Fee $110.00 – are not refundable + USD $110.00 Evaluation – refundable).
  5. Enrollment: Should the student’s Agreement require additional analysis by the Institution, the student will be informed immediately. After being approved, the student will be effectively enrolled and will receive a welcome letter, the Catalog, and the Student Handbook. After that, the online student will receive an e-mail with information on how to access the Student’s Portal and the template to be used their assignments. On-campus students will receive their class schedule. The Student ID Card will be sent by mail. Now the student is ready to begin their classes!

Mode of Study

Three-Course Delivery Methods: Face-to-Face/Synchronous/Fully Online (Student's Portal).

4th Method for those who live near the headquarters or a branch of FCU: Hybrid.

Classes start immediately after enrollment, on an ongoing basis. For online courses, students take a minimum of (1) one online course a month. For on-campus courses, invitations are sent out and students confirm their presence a minimum of (2) two weeks prior to the course date.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Founded on August 29th of 1985, FCU always had the mission of providing Higher Education in a practical and accessible way, to professionals and ministers, preparing them to accomplish their callings ... Read More

Founded on August 29th of 1985, FCU always had the mission of providing Higher Education in a practical and accessible way, to professionals and ministers, preparing them to accomplish their callings with Christian foundations. The University promotes global outreach distance learning education programs through video, independent study, and online classes with qualified faculty and use of state- of- the- art technological infrastructure. Read less