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MA in Counseling (Online)

The online Master of Arts in Counseling program at Colorado Christian University offers students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and the skills needed in order to become a licensed counselor in the state of Colorado. Read more about this fully online master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Counseling (Online)

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in applying for the online Master of Arts in Counseling program at CCU should have strong communication skills and a foundational understanding of human psychology and research. All applicants to Colorado Christian University graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Counseling program offered online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for clinical counseling. Students have the chance to explore both the theories and the practices needed in order to work as a counselor. The coursework is taught through a Christian framework and covers concepts such as family systems, developmental psychology, group therapy, and career development. Students are also required to complete an internship or practicum as part of the curriculum. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and meets the necessary state requirements so that graduates have the chance to test for licensure in the state of Colorado and other select states.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Counseling:

This online master's degree program in counseling requires that students complete 60 total credits, which include core curriculum courses, bible and theology courses, practicum/internship courses, residency courses, and elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Counseling Courses (39 credits)

  • Counseling Skills I
  • Counseling Skills II
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Counseling Services and Methods
  • Theories of Personality and Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Appraisal
  • Crisis and Trauma
  • Marriage and Family
  • Theories of Groups and Group Counseling
  • Lifestyle and Career
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Professional Orientation

Bible and Theology Courses (4 credits)

  • Theological Foundations for Counseling
  • Spiritual Formation for Counseling

Elective Courses (4 credits)

  • Students choose 4 credits of electives from the following:
    • Empathy Training
    • Human Sexuality
    • Neuroscience and Clinical Counseling
    • Addictive Behaviors
    • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
    • Eating Disorders
    • Child and Adolescent Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Teaching Assistant

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  • Counseling Residency I
  • Counseling Residency II
  • Counseling Residency III

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students that successfully earn their Master of Arts in Counseling through CCU's Online program may consider pursuing furthering their education in order to advance their counseling knowledge or to prepare for additional positions or licensure. Advanced degree options for graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Psychology
  • Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Career Paths

Graduates from CCU's online Master of Arts in Counseling program may have gained the knowledge and the skill set to pursue a variety of roles in a counseling-related profession. Licensure may be needed for some positions, but some of the careers that graduates may consider include:

  • Professional counselor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Mental health professional

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