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Department of Counseling

The Department of Counseling teaches students to become effective scientist-practitioners who can model and apply psychological principles from a Christian perspective.

Here’s Why More Counselors Choose MC

All MC programs are CACREP accredited

You Need An Accredited Program

All states require applicants to complete a specific set of coursework and a specified number of hours to qualify to take a licensure exam. And, all of the CACREP standards meet the state level standards.

Master’s level counseling programs at MC are CACREP accredited
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The advantages to graduating from a CACREP-accredited program include:

  • A wider range of employment opportunities.
  • An advantage when applying to doctoral degree programs.
  • CACREP accredited programs are professionally and financially stable.
  • A program focused on professional counseling (not psychology or education).
  • Students will meet the educational license requirements, guaranteed.

You Want An Respected Program

When you are looking to become a professional counselor, take counsel from the professionals. Our program has raised the standard for counseling excellence for over half a century. 

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The staff and faculty were so professional and knowledgeable, and it felt more like family. I was able to learn and apply so much in my personal and professional life, and honestly it was one of the best decisions I could’ve made!”
— Latoya Thompson


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You Will Love The Personal Touch 

Student to Faculty Ratio

Smaller class sizes means that you are the focus of our attention. You are also paired with a personal advisor according to your chosen specialty area in mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, or school counseling. We encourage you to meet with your advisor as often as is needed to ensure that you are working toward your individual professional goals. 

Grow in Knowledge and Compassion

The mission of the Marriage & Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling Programs is to assist students in acquiring the core knowledge and competencies necessary to become licensed/certified and perform effectively as a professional counselor.



  • Train entry-level counselors to be capable of functioning competently and ethically in professional environments wherein they work from an overall developmental/wellness model utilizing a neuro-biopsychosocial framework that employs systematic and culturally sensitive intervention strategies.
  • Train students to engage in self-reflection practices to inform their commitment to multicultural competencies, advocacy, and social justice practices in counseling.
  • Train students to focus on the core elements of the counseling relationship that is grounded in theories of wellness, holism, developmental frameworks, and evidence-based practices.