Masters of Counseling Online - Christian program in Pennsylvania

MA Graduate Program


Academic training from a Christian perspective for students looking to pursue a career path of professional counseling

Making a difference in the lives of others can start with a Geneva College Master of Arts Degree in Counseling.

Our Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling degree program open the door for you to help others through a variety of curriculum, practicums, and internships within our three concentrations: Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; Mental Health Counseling; or Professional School Counseling. The Master’s Degree in Counseling offers both online and in-person modes of instruction, allowing you the flexibility you need.

Vetted by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), our Master of Arts in Counseling program supports and shapes you to be a positive force of change in the lives of families, communities, and individuals. This Christian master’s in counseling program offers academic training from a Christ-centered perspective for students looking to pursue a career path of professional counseling.

Invest in your future with a Master's In Counseling at Geneva College.

Master's In Counseling Program Concentrations

Geneva College offers three Counseling concentrations that meet CACREP standards. Each concentration allows you to get the most value out of your Master’s in Counseling and specialize in your professional area of interest.

M.A. In Counseling Program

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94% of Geneva students have taken the National Counselor Exam and 99% of those students passed the comprehensive exam on the first try.

Upcoming Start Dates

Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring B March 6, 2023 February 13, 2023
Intensive Ethics Class (on-campus only) August 21, 2023 June 1, 2023
Fall A August 28, 2023 July 27, 2023
Fall B October 23, 2023 September 28, 2023
Spring A January 8, 2024 December 1, 2023
Spring B March 4, 2024 February 8, 2024


M.A. in Counseling Program Information

The M.A. in Counseling Program offers the following concentrations: Clinical Mental Health, Marriage, Couple, and Family, and Professional School Counseling. All three programs are accredited under the 2016 CACREP standards.
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Dr. Jim Matta

Dr. Jim Matta M.A. in Counseling Professor and Clinical Mental Health Program Coordinator

Mission and Philosophy

The mission of the Master of Arts in Counseling Programs is to educate, supervise, and mentor students to develop knowledge, skills, and personal awareness necessary for them to function as professional counselors.

Professional counselors use various interventions to facilitate wellness, personal growth, and mental health among those whom they counsel. A multidimensional holistic view of persons examines the interplay of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of life. 

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Why Geneva?

Students earning their Master's in Counseling degree will benefit from a fully integrated program that combines the foundational tenets of Christian faith along with the secular viewpoints necessary to provide well-rounded professional counseling guidance to individuals in secular and religious settings. Students will learn how to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith, as well as other roles of spirituality and religion on the change process, and demonstrate competencies around integrating these perspectives into analysis, evaluation, and/ or case conceptualization processes in professional counseling settings.

The Clinical Mental Health master of counseling degree equips students with a multidimensional viewpoint that takes into account the relational aspects of an individual’s social, spiritual, psychological and physical health. Professional counselors or therapists with a school counseling master’s degree, a fully online program, will learn the necessary counseling tools and interventions needed to guide an individual toward improved mental health, wellness and personal growth. The Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Program introduces students to the history, philosophy and etiological premises that define the practice of marriage and family counseling/therapy.

All of Geneva’s Master of Arts in Counseling programs are CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited, which opens up a much broader window into career opportunities. Having this accreditation means that our programs have been vetted by the highest training standards, making our graduates highly qualified and prepared in the counseling field. This is an enormous benefit for Geneva’s counseling students and graduates.

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Program Information

Throughout their curriculum, students will understand the core knowledge of the profession, which includes developmental theory, career development, assessment, research, ethics, multicultural awareness, counseling theory, and group work as well as training in counseling and helping relationships, all from a Christian perspective. Recent graduates of the programs have found employment in a variety of work settings including schools, clinics, church counseling centers, and public and private agencies.

Our students get to interact with industry experts. Our Master of Arts in Counseling faculty are among some of the brightest in the nation who are constantly researching, learning and contributing to the counseling field. Their years of unique and eye-opening experiences are then brought into the classroom and taught to students.

All students of Geneva’s Master of Arts in Counseling programs will complete a total of 60 credit hours with their choice of concentration in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; or School Counseling.

Can you become a counselor for online patients? How long does a master’s degree take? What kind of career paths can I take with this degree? And where can I get answers? At Geneva College, we’re here for all your questions. And we’re here to help. Just fill out the form on this page to get started on your Christian-focused master’s in counseling degree from Geneva College.

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Your Career Possibilities

Wondering “What can I do with a master’s in counseling degree?” As a graduate of our master’s degree in counseling, you could find job opportunities in the following work settings:

  • Education institutions (primary, secondary, post-secondary level)
  • Community health centers
  • Group homes
  • Family service agencies
  • Adoption agencies
  • Residential treatment centers
  • Mental health agencies
  • Church/worship centers

Your education — and your career growth — doesn’t have to stop with your master’s in counseling. In fact, many of our students go on to pursue a doctorate degree in counseling. To learn more about pursuing one of these educational paths through Geneva College, please use our  request information form

State Authorization

Geneva is an approved SARA institution in Pennsylvania. The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. States and institutions that choose to participate agree to operate under common standards and procedures, providing a more uniform and less costly regulatory environment for institutions and more focused oversight responsibilities for states.  Geneva College's participation in NC-SARA allows Geneva's programs to be available to students who are located in member statesAt present, California is the only U.S. state to have not yet joined NC-SARA.

Students who begin an online program while located in a state in which Geneva is authorized to offer online programs need to be aware that  moving to a state or location in which Geneva is  not authorized to offer the program may have negative consequences,  such as the loss of eligibility for certain forms of financial aid and/or the ability to complete the academic program.

Please note that SARA membership does  not include reciprocity for licensure or certification issues with other states. Geneva's licensure programs meet Pennsylvania licensure and certification requirements only. Completion of these requirements does not guarantee compatibility with other state licensure certifications. Before enrolling in an online licensure program at Geneva, research whether the licensure will be compatible with those of your home state. View the State Licensure Boards here.

Student resources are available regarding  Withdrawal & Refund Policies.


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