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Master of Arts
in Counseling Ministries

Life is sacred, and human problems are complex. Transformation requires wisdom, love and hope. That’s why we offer a counseling degree with real meaning.

MTSO’s MA in Counseling Ministries program equips students with broad theological foundations and counseling skills to help troubled individuals, families and communities.

In earning an MA in counseling ministies from MTSO, you will develop knowledge of major theories of counseling and psychotherapy. Beyond that, you’ll learn to integrate psychological and behavioral sciences with wisdom from religious tradition.

A student’s perspective

“I felt this overwhelming sense that I could be doing more”: MA in Counseling Ministries student Kaylan Guzman shared her story at MTSO’s annual Student Stories Luncheon. Here are highlights of her remarks.

Talk with an admissions counselor about MTSO and the MACM degree. Email or call 800-333-6876.

A MACM degree is offered in one of three tracks.

Track I – Pastoral Care and Counseling

59 credit hours

Provides grounding in the theory and practice of pastoral care while allowing students to choose special areas of study through the use of electives.

Sample schedule for Track I (Fall 2013 start)

Track II – Addiction Counseling

60.5 credit hours

Fulfills the 270 clock hours of chemical dependency-specific education, which is part of the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor requirements set by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Post-graduation eligibility for licensure requirements includes related work experience (a master’s degree in a behavioral science may be substituted for 2,000 hours of work experience) and successful completion of the AODA written examination and the case presentation examination.

Sample schedule for Track II (Fall 2014 start)

Track III – Pastoral and Professional Counseling

83 credit hours

Intended for those who wish to pursue careers as professional counselors. Track III leads to eligibility to take the Professional Counselor Licensing Board examination.

Sample schedule for Track III (Fall 2014 start)

Degree requirements

For MACM degree requirements, click here.

Dual degree requirements are here.