Theology Based. Relationally Focused.

The Master of Arts in Counseling program at Covenant Seminary exists to equip counselors with the foundations and skills to help people thrive in a complex world.

“93% of graduates pursuing their counseling passion have found employment within 6 months of their graduation.”

– Sabrina Hickel (Associate Dean of Counseling and Internship Director)
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A Transforming Experience for Growth

As a result of successfully completing the graduate program in counseling, students can expect to have gained didactic knowledge and supervised experience in skills, functions, beliefs and characteristics of effective counseling.

Spiritual Foundation

Counseling shaped by the Bible.

Professional Identity

Training to provide counseling services within ethical guidelines.

Counseling Theory

Knowledge of major counseling theories in the context of individual and group counseling.

Shaping Your Gifts In Helping Others

“I always knew there was something for me to do with my life to help people.”

The MAC Experience

The MAC program gives students a transforming experience that provides a breadth and depth to when it comes the requirements in counseling training.

Application Process

Make sure you have what you need in order to have a smooth application process.

Counseling Department Resources

Practicum & Internship

Documents & info for those going into their final semesters of the MAC.

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Free Counseling Services

Counseling provided by the MAC department and its committed students.

Licensure

In Missouri

The MAC has been designed to meet the educational requirements of the Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors for state licensure.

After graduation, students are prepared to continue forward with the required additional hours of supervised, post-degree counseling under a licensed professional supervisor. The Counseling Department provides career guidance and resources for finding supervisors and job placements.

In Other States

Licensure requirements vary widely by state, including required graduate-level classes, internship hours during graduate school and post-degree requirements.

If you plan to practice outside of Missouri, please check the state-specific information available on the web for each state’s licensing department or bureau. We can use this information to help you create a customized plan for MAC courses to be taken at Covenant Seminary or partner institutions in St. Louis.

“78.75% of our passionate MAC students graduated within 4.5 years of starting the program since 2013.”

– Covenant Seminary Registrar

Accreditation

The MAC degree has been crafted to be aligned with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) while remaining rooted in biblical integration and theology. We are in the process of compiling our self-study for submission to CACREP.

Covenant Theological Seminary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institution has been approved under Commission policy to offer all its degree programs and to offer up to 20% of its total degree programs through distance education.

Contact:

Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500,
Chicago, IL 60604, USA.

800.621.7440
www.higherlearningcommission.org

Covenant Theological Seminary is also accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: MA in Worship and Music, MA in Religion and Culture, Master of Divinity, MA in Educational Ministry, MA in Counseling, MA (Exegetical Theology), MA (Theological Studies), Doctor of Ministry, Master of Theology. The Seminary is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program.

Contact:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada,
10 Summit Park Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA.

412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
www.ats.edu