Impact the World and the Lives of others with A Master’s Degree in Counseling. Complete in as little as 5 Semesters. Want to Learn More?

The MA in Counseling Program is designed to prepare counseling graduates for success in careers in:

  1. Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  2. Clinical Mental Health Agencies (public and private settings)
  3. Psychiatric Hospital Units/Treatment and Case Management
  4. Private Practice
  5. Educational Institutions – including academic advising, college counseling services, student affairs/campus life and career counseling centers
  6. Churches and Parachurch Ministries, Church Counseling Ministries and Services
  7. Pursue a Doctoral degree in Counseling

The MA in Counseling Program (MAC Program) is designed to provide students with a 60-credit cohort-based, comprehensive academic and experiential training in the field of counseling and the specialty area of marriage, couple and family counseling from a Christian worldview. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the counseling profession, counselors’ personal dispositions, clinical expertise and cultural proficiency for preparation to provide mental and emotional wellness services to clients/families to culturally diverse backgrounds. The MA in Counseling Program meets the requirements of the National Certified Board of Counselors (NBCC) and the New Jersey Licensure as a License Associate Counselor (LAC) and License Professor Counselor (LPC).

MAC Program – Core Curriculum Courses

COUN 550 Counseling Skills
COUN 580 Orientation to Professional Counseling
COUN 590 Group Process and Practice

MAC Program – Biblical Counseling Courses

COUN 510 Biblical Foundations for Counseling
COUN 615 Spiritual Formation and Biblical Counseling

MAC Program – Marriage, Couple and Family Courses

COUN 620 Marriage and Family Counseling I
COUN 625 Marriage and Family Counseling II


Enrollment Deposit (applied toward first semester charges)

$100                       One Time Enrollment Deposit


Tuition Rate Breakdown

$685.00                 per credit

$8,220.00             per semester = 12 credits

$16,440.00           full academic year = 24 credits


Student Fees Breakdown

$792.00                 per semester = 12 credits

$1,584                   full academic year = 24 credits


*Pillar Grants (application for grant through the Financial Aid Office

Pillar College-Undergraduate Alumni Grant         $100 per credit                  $1,200 per semester

Current Counseling Professional                               $50 per credit                    $600 per semester

Church Matching Grant                                                 up to $50 per credit         up to $600 per semester