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Master of Arts in Discipleship and
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling Dual Degree Program

Chris Shirley, Ph.D., M.A. in Discipleship Program Director

Mary L. Becerril, Ph.D., M.A. in Professional Counseling Program Director, Main Campus

Joe Cook, Ph.D., M.A. in Professional Counseling Program Director, DBU North

 

The M.A. in Discipleship is a program to prepare leaders for local church ministries and vocational work.

The M.A. in Professional Counseling prepares graduates to provide counseling services in a variety of settings such as community counseling centers, drug and alcohol treatment facilities, college and university counseling centers, Christian counseling centers, private psychiatric hospitals, abuse shelters, churches, rehabilitation centers, and private practice.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the M.A. in Professional Counseling program past 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).  

MASTER OF ARTS IN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING/MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SCHOOL COUNSELING AGREEMENT CONTRACT:

Newly admitted students will meet with the Program Director, at which time the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling/Master of Education in School Counseling Agreement Contract will be explained and discussed.  By signing this agreement contract, new students are stating their willingness to be evaluated on nine characteristics deemed necessary for the development of an ethical and competent counselor.  These characteristics are implied from the expectations of professional and personal competence and responsibility and are as follows: openness, flexibility, positiveness, cooperativeness, willingness to use and accept feedback, awareness of impact on others, ability to deal with conflict, ability to accept personal responsibility, and ability to express feelings effectively and appropriately.  In addition, the student's signature on the contract expresses agreement to attend eight counseling sessions during the first two semesters in the M.A. in Professional Counseling/M.Ed., in School Counseling Programs.  No student will be allowed to register for practicum until all sessions are complete.

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling Practicum

The practicum experience consists of two courses, COUN 6317 (S-L) and COUN 6318 (S-L), completed sequentially following the pre-practicum course, COUN 5318. The practicum is the culmination of the M.A. in Professional Counseling degree program and is intended to provide practical experience for students as they make plans to enter the counseling profession. Both practicum courses include supervised delivery of direct counseling services in an approved agency or institution. Students are evaluated on a wide range of personal and professional criteria which includes analysis of videotaped counseling sessions and seminar discussions of counseling theories, methods, and techniques. (S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

 

Students should attempt to enroll in the three practicum courses (which includes the pre-practicum) sequentially. In order to progress through the three courses, a grade of “B” or above must be earned. In the event of a “B-” or below, the course will have to be repeated until at least a “B” is earned. The student is responsible for any remedial work that may be suggested by the faculty in order to successfully complete the practicum course.

In order to proceed to Practicum, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Student must have completed the 8 required counseling sessions.
  • Student must have completed the 12 hours of undergraduate prerequisite courses.
  • Student must have a current GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Student must have secured a practicum site.

M.A. IN DISCIPLESHIP PREREQUISITES
  - Old Testament Survey or THEO 5307 Old Testament Literature and    Interpretation
- New Testament Survey or THEO 5308 New Testament Literature and      Interpretation
- 3000/4000 Level Religion Course or 5000/6000 Level Theology Course

 

M.A. IN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING PREREQUISITES
- General Psychology (or Introduction to Psychology)
- Statistics (any kind)
- Two upper level Psychology courses  (Suggestions:  Psychology of

Personality, Psychology of Learning, Abnormal Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Counseling Theories, or Group

Counseling)  Grades of “C” or better are accepted.

 

M.A. IN DISCIPLESHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 27 hours (excluding prerequisites)

DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
DISC 6301 Christian Education in the Local Church
DISC 6302 Biblical Strategies for Discipleship
DISC 6304 Principles for Bible Teaching
DISC 6308 Disciple-Making through Evangelism and Missions
THEO 5313 Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 Systematic Theology
WORS 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship
Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Professional counseling Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Discipleship Required Curriculum.
COUN 6317 satisfies the requirement for GSOM 6310 Ministry Mentorship

 

M.A. IN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 49 hours (excluding prerequisites)

COUN 5310 Introduction to Professional Counseling
COUN 5312 Counseling Theories and Techniques
COUN 5313 Group Counseling Methods
COUN 5314 Lifespan Human Development
COUN 5315 Psychological Testing
COUN 5316 Research Methods
COUN 5317 Multicultural Perspectives
COUN 5318 Pre-Practicum in Counseling
COUN 6000  Comprehensive Counseling Review
COUN 6310 Career Counseling and Lifestyle Dev
COUN 6311  Addictive and Compulsive Disorders
COUN 6312 Psychopathology I
COUN 6314  Marriage and Family Counseling
COUN 6315 Theological Perspectives in Christian Counseling
COUN 6316 Advanced Counseling Methods and Crisis Intervention
COUN 6317 Counseling Practicum I (S-L)*
COUN 6318 Counseling Practicum II (S-L)*

 

*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

 

 

TOTAL HOURS

27 hours
M.A. in Discipleship Required Curriculum
49 hours
M.A. in Professional Counseling Required Curriculum
76 hours
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

 

 


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