Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

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Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

The M.A.PC program provides advanced studies in Counseling. With an option for either a thesis or a non- thesis track, students engage in a scholarly, yet reflective, graduate program which enhances their competencies in effectively responding to the needs of individuals, churches and communities for hope, healing and growth. Students are required to complete 200 hours of supervised internship.

Plan A - Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
0
CORE COURSES
Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection (HTR) (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
New Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 or 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
18
FOCUS COURSES
Child and Adolescent Counseling (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Community-Based Counseling (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques
Family Counseling (Prerequisite:Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Internship (Prerequisite: All counseling focus courses)
Philosophical, Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Guidance & Counseling
Psychological Testing (Prerequisite:Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Soul Care
Spiritual Companioning (Spiritual Direction)
Study of Human Problems
30
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods 2 (Action Research/Ministry Research Project)
6
PRACTICUM
Counseling Graduate Seminar/Comprehensive Exam (No Credit:Pass or Fail)
0
Thesis
6
Total Units
60
Counseling Electives 
Guidance and Counseling (school and church settings)
1. Organization, Administration and Supervision of Guidance & Counseling
2. Career Guidance
3. Group Process
4. Philosophical, Psychological & Sociological Foundation of Guidance & Counseling
Chaplaincy (church, school/seminary and hospital settings)
1. Intro to chaplaincy
2. Spiritual Companioning: Biblical and Theological Perspectives
3. Crisis and Trauma Counseling
4. Relationships: Psychological and Theological Perspectives
5. Gender and Sexuality
6. Grief Counseling
7. Group Process
8. Conflict Transformation
Community Mental Health Counseling (NGOs and community settings)
1. Crisis and Trauma Counseling
2. Disaster Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
3. Conflict Transformation
4. Group Process
5. Addictions Counseling

Plan B - Non Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
0
CORE COURSES
Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection (HTR) (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
New Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 or 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)

18
FOCUS COURSES
Child and Adolescent Counseling (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Community-Based Counseling (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques
Family Counseling (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories and Counseling Skills & Techniques)
Internship (Prerequisite: All Counseling courses)
Philosophical, Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Guidance & Counseling
Psychological Testing (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Soul Care
Spiritual Companioning (Spiritual Direction)
Study of Human Problems
Focus Elective 1
Focus Elective 2
36
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics
Research Methods 2 (Action Research/Ministry Research Project)
6
PRACTICUM
Counseling Graduate Seminar/Comprehensive Exam (No Credit:Pass or Fail)
0
Total Units
60
COUNSELING ELECTIVES
Guidance and Counseling (school and church settings)

1. Organization, Administration and Supervision of Guidance & Counseling

2. Career Guidance

3. Group Process

4. Philosophical, Psychological & Sociological Foundation of Guidance & Counseling

Chaplaincy (church, school/seminary and hospital settings)

1. Intro to chaplaincy

2. Spiritual Companioning: Biblical and Theological Perspectives

3. Crisis and Trauma Counseling

4. Relationships: Psychological and Theological Perspectives

5. Gender and Sexuality

6. Grief Counseling

7. Group Process

8. Conflict Transformation

Community Mental Health Counseling (NGOs and community settings)

1. Crisis and Trauma Counseling

2. Disaster Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

3. Conflict Transformation

4. Group Process

5. Addictions Counseling
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