Master of Arts in Counseling

PROGRAM MISSION

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 GOALS

The Master of Arts in Counseling program enables students to:

1.Develop a mature relationship with Jesus Christ;

2.Understand various counseling theories that are 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. 

 

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

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)

 

Last 30 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.
 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The following are the course requirements for the M.A.C.

 

1. Biblical / Theological Studies (18 Units)

OT 505 Introduction to the Old Testament (3 Units)  

NT 505 Introduction to the New Testament (3 Units) 

ST 505 Anthropology & Christology (3 Units) 

ST 602 Pneumatology & Soteriology (3 Units) 

PT 603 Pastoral Counseling (3 Units)

PT 505 Cross-Cultural Ministry (3 Units)

 

2. Requirement (18 Units)

CS 510 Introduction to Christian Counseling (3 Units) 

CS 520 Human Growth & Development (3 Units) 

CS 530 Legal, Ethical and Moral Issues in Counseling (3 Units) 

CS 540 Counseling Theory (3 Units) 

CS 550 Family Therapy (3 Units) 

CS 560 Group Counseling (3 Units)

 

3. Electives (6 Units)

CS 500 Abnormal Psychology (3 Units)

CS 515 Psychological Testing and Application (3 Units)

CS 525 Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 Units)

CS 535 Dependent Adult and Elder Counseling (3 Units)

CS 545 Marital Counseling (3 Units)

 

4. Counseling Practices (6 Units)

CS 610 Practicum I (3 Units)

CS 620 Practicum II (3 Units)

 

Practicum I is the experience of counselee for 12 hours with 36 hours class meeting.
Practicum II is the counseling practice for 12 hours with 36 hours meeting.

 

Total Degree Units: 48 units

 

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