Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Arts in Professional Counseling Dual Degree Program

Shelly Melia, Ph.D., M.A. in Children's Ministry Program Director
Mary L. Becerril, Ph.D., M.A. in Professional Counseling Program Director

 

    • Old Testament Survey
    • New Testament Survey

     

M.A. in Professional Counseling Prerequisites:

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

    • General Psychology (or Introduction to Psychology)
    • Statistics
    • Two upper-level Psychology courses

       

Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.

     

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ORIENTATION OF NEW STUDENTS
At the beginning of each semester (fall, spring, summer), new students will attend a student orientation scheduled by the MAPC director. At the orientation, the program director will (1) distribute and review the MAPC Student Handbook, (2) discuss students’ ethical and professional obligations and personal growth expectations as counselors-in-training, and (3) review eligibility requirements for LPC licensure in the state of Texas.

The orientation will also include a review of the MAPC Counseling Agreement Contract. By signing this agreement, 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 Program. No student will be allowed to register for practicum until all sessions are complete.

Transfer Students

Applicants desiring to transfer from a master’s counseling program at another university to the M.A. in Professional Counseling Program at DBU are required to submit an official letter which states that the applicant is a student in good standing and is eligible to complete that program as well as enroll in practicum classes. This letter should be from the Dean or the Program Director and is to be submitted with the application to the DBU program.

 

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling Practicum/Internship
The Practicum/Internship experience consists of three courses, COUN 6317 Practicum, COUN 6318 Internship I (S-L), and COUN 6319 Internship II (S-L), completed sequentially. The Practicum/Internship 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. The 3 (three) 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 video-recorded 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 3 (three) Practicum/Internship courses sequentially. In order to progress through the 3 (three) courses, a grade of “B” or higher must be earned. In the event of any grade below at “B,” 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/Internship course.


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

  • Student must have completed the 8 required personal 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 secure an internship site before enrolling in Internship I.

 

M.A. IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM

27 hours (excluding prerequisites)

 

M.A. IN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING REQUIRED CURRICULUM

60-61 hours (excluding prerequisites)


 

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

 

*This course is designed for students who do not finish the 600 hours required for Internship at the end of COUN 6319 Internship II. Students may enroll in COUN 6101 one time, in order to complete the required hours. A final grade for COUN 6319 Internship II will be issued upon completion of the 600 hours.

 

 

 

Refer to course descriptions for course prerequisites.

 

TOTAL HOURS

27 hours
M.A. in Children's Ministry Required Curriculum
60 hours
M.A. in Professional Counseling Required Curriculum
87 hours
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

 

 

 

 


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