A master’s in counseling from Mid-America Christian University (MACU) differs from other counseling master’s programs in several key ways. As a Christian university, MACU’s curriculum emphasizes ethical decision making, bible-based instruction, and spiritual growth as part of every course. In addition, all our master’s in counseling degrees are accredited and offered completely online. Plus, students take just one course at a time every six weeks in consecutive order, making it easier to balance school, career, and personal responsibilities.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and approved by Oklahoma’s State Board of Behavioral Health, MACU was recently recognized by online learning platform Study.com as one of the best online counseling degree programs in the U.S. for educational excellence, affordability, faculty quality, and more. The site also applauded our accelerated learning format, particularly in combination with our life experience credits. We not only help adult learners earn their online degree quickly, but also provide consistent career networking opportunities and preparation for licensure through coursework, practicum, and internship opportunities.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the career outlook for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors is promising with a projected average of 41,000 new jobs added annually from 2020 to 2030.
MACU Offers Several Emphases in Counseling Master’s Programs Online
At MACU, we are committed to training counselors who can serve people who need assistance in a variety of contexts. You’ll find our graduates offering guidance and care to individuals, couples, families, and groups in settings such as schools, churches, communities, hospitals, clinics, and more. Each one is committed to helping clients find pathways through problems that cause mental and emotional turmoil, ways to improve communication and coping skills, and good mental health. They practice with sensitivity and an ethical approach to diversity and spirituality, as well as results-oriented proficiencies.
Each of the counseling program’s four emphases instructs students in the scientific method, enhances professional counseling skills, integrates the knowledge of the discipline along with a Christian faith-based perspective, and prepares students for success in the workplace and ministry settings. Our online counseling master’s degree emphases include:
- Applied Behavioral Science / Christian Counseling
- Addiction and Substance Abuse
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPC)
- Marriage and Family Counseling
Learn more about the MACU School of Behavioral Science and Counseling.