The mission of the Master of Arts in Counseling Programs is to educate and train students to develop knowledge, skills, and personal awareness necessary for them to function as professional counselors. The Marriage and Family, Mental Health, and School Counseling Programs serve students from both local and wide geographic areas who wish to integrate an understanding of Christian faith with professional counseling of diverse counselees in a variety of religious and secular settings. The programs are based on a holistic biological, psychological, social and spiritual understanding of human development. In addition to general counseling proficiency, students specifically are trained to become marriage and family, mental health, or school counselors.
- The mission of the Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling Program is to train students in the knowledge, skills, and professional understanding of couples and family counseling.
- The mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is to train entry-level counselors capable of functioning competently and effectively in mental health delivery environments wherein they work from an overall developmental/wellness model utilizing a biopsychosocial framework that employs diagnostically informed intervention strategies.
- The mission of the School Counseling Program is to prepare school counselors capable of supporting students and their development, and the work of the other professionals in educational systems through (1) excellence in knowledge and practice, (2) integrity through adherence to codes and standards for ethical practice, (3) management of their own professional development, and (4) competent school counseling and educational practice.