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Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A.C.)

Program Mission

Roosevelt College

The Master of Arts in Counseling program prepares students with counseling theories and techniques from a biblical standpoint. This program is designed for those who desire to enter into a Christian counseling field with biblical and spiritual insights. Furthermore, this program guides students to restore relationships in families, social groups, and communities.


Program Goal

The Master of Arts in Counseling program enables students to:
                1.Develop a mature relationship with Jesus Christ;
                2.Understand various counseling theories that is required in to deal with the issues and problems
                     that people face in life; and
                3.Demonstrate counseling techniques by integrated counseling theories from theological, spiritual,
                     and psychological perspectives.

Students receive the M.A.C. degree when they complete:


                A minimum of 48 semester units
               1. Biblical / Theological Studies (18 Units)
               2. Requirement (18 Units)
               3. Electives (6 Units)
               4. Practicum I, II (6 Units)

The last 24 units must be taken at IRUS. A minimum full-time course load is 9 units per semester. A maximum full-time load is 15 units per semester; however, students may petition for additional units if their cumulative average is 3.0 or higher.
Official classification is based on the number of units completed toward graduation as follows: 1st-year students 0-24; sophomores 25-48.
The following are the course requirements for the M.A.C.

Course Requirements


1. Biblical / Theological Studies (18 Units)

      OT 505 Introduction to the Old Testament ·········································    3
      NT 505 Introduction to the New Testament ·········································    3
      ST 505 Anthropology & Christology ·········································    3
      ST 602 Pneumatology & Soteriology ·········································    3
      PT 603 Pastoral Counseling ·········································    3
      PT 503 Cross Cultural Ministry ·········································    3

2. Requirement (18 Units)

      CS 510 Introduction to Christian Counseling ·········································    3
      CS 520 Human Growth & Development ·········································    3
      CS 530 Legal, Ethical and Moral Issues
                   in Counseling
·········································    3
      CS 540 Counseling Theory ·········································    3
      CS 550 Family Therapy ·········································    3
      CS 560 Group Counseling ·········································    3

3. Electives (6 Units)

      CS 500 Abnomal Psychology ·········································    3
      CS 515 Psychological Testing and Application ·········································    3
      CS 525 Christian Counseling & Psychotherapy ·········································    3
      CS 535 Dependent Adult & Elder Counseling ·········································    3
      CS 545 Marital Counseling ·········································    3

4. Counseling Practices (6 Units)

      CS 610 Practicum I ·········································    3
      CS 620 Practicum II ·········································    3


Practicum I is the experience of counselee for twelve hour with thirty six hour class meeting.
Practicum II is the counseling practice for twelve hour with thirty six hour meeting

Total Degree Units: 48 units