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MS in Mental Health & Wellness - Christian Ministry

Combining health and wellness within a Christian framework, the Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness with an emphasis in Christian Ministry at Grand Canyon University gives students the opportunity to study both subjects at the same time. Read on for more information.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness with an emphasis in Christian Ministry

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

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Program Prerequisites:

Potential candidates for this program should be interested in helping others maximize their wellness and achieve their mental health goals through a specific commitment to the Christian faith. Those with a desire to work in Christian ministry with a focus on health may also be well-suited to this program. In order to be admitted to this program, and all graduate programs at Grand Canyon University, applicants must be able to show the completion of an accredited bachelor's degree program with a minimum GPA of 2.8. Those who cannot meet the GPA requirements can show appropriate exam scores on either the GRE or GMAT tests. Some programs may offer additional requirements.

Program Description:

In the MS in Mental Health and Wellness with an emphasis in Christian Ministry program, students have the opportunity to explore topics of mental health and wellness from the standpoint of the Christian perspective. Aimed at those looking to provide support and encouragement to others from a Biblical and Christian perspective, this program offers courses in leadership, mental and emotional first aid, Christian ministry, integrated health and more. This program does not lead to licensure, but is culminated in a capstone course.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

34 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Various financial aid options, including scholarships, loans and grants, may be available for students at Grand Canyon University. Special discounts are available for high school students and the military. For more information about how to receive financial aid, contact the university financial aid office.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis on Christian Ministry Program

In this course, students are required to take 34 credits of core requirements related to how mental health and wellness can be viewed from a Christian standpoint. Because degree programs and course options are subject to change, be sure to reach out to Grand Canyon University before enrolling in any program.

Core Requirements (34 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts
  • Introduction to Mental Health and Wellness
  • Ethics and Cultural Diversity in Mental Health and Wellness
  • Mental Health, the Biblical Narrative, and Christian Theology
  • Integrating Psychology and Christian Theology
  • Spiritual Formation, Identity, and Wellness
  • Mental Health Issues in Ministry
  • Mental Health, Wellness, and Health Care Integration
  • Mental Health and Wellness Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Mental Health Wellness with an emphasis in Christian Ministry might be interested in pursing a doctoral degree in a related area. These advanced studies may allow students to specialize in certain areas or gain knowledge about leadership and management roles in the mental health field. By completing a doctoral degree, graduates may find additional employment opportunities available to them.

Doctoral degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction
  • Doctorate in Christian Counseling

Career Paths:

Graduates who complete this program may have the experience and skills necessary to provide resources and leadership in organizations with a Christian worldview. With the knowledge of mental health issues and how they relate to Christian theology, graduates may find more advanced employment opportunities available to them in Christian environments, organizations and other similar professions.

Entry-level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Mental health and social services leader
  • Community health worker
  • Mental health worker

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