The 60-credit, online Master of Science in Counseling (M.Sc.) degree prepares students for career ministry opportunities in professional, entry-level positions that require state licensure. The M.Sc. program emphasizes a biblical counseling model while equipping students for state licensure or doctoral work in the fields of counseling or psychology.
The Master of Science in Counseling degree consists of 48 credits of required coursework and 12 credits of elective courses to pursue focus areas in the field of counseling. Students will start the program with a strong biblical foundation that sets the framework and tone for the remainder of the program.
The Bible is the foundation, focus, and filter throughout the entire M.Sc. program allowing students to competently deal with secular theories without comprising biblical truth as students pursue state licensure.
- General Counseling
- Hospital Chaplaincy
- Marriage and Family
- Mental and Mood Disorders
- Therapeutic Recreation
The Master of Science in Counseling degrees requires that three courses be completed on campus. These courses are offered as one-week modules during the summer. All other classes are offered in an entirely online format in convenient eight-week sessions. You can complete work at your home, office or anywhere else.
Supervised Practicum and Internship
All students must complete the supervised practicum and internship requirements. This provides students with hands-on counseling experience allowing them to apply classroom instruction in professional settings.
To enter the online Master of Science in Counseling program, a qualified undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Students who do not have at least 9 credits of undergraduate studies in Bible/Theology and Psychology will need to complete the 18 credits of pre-requisite to gain entrance into the program.
- Competently provide wise biblical counsel in multiple clinical settings.
- Pursue professional counseling careers.
- Develop ministry leadership positions.
- Pass the National Certified Counselor (NCC) exam.
- Apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
About the School
For more than 80 years, Clarks Summit University has prepared men and women for Christ-honoring careers and ministries across the globe.