The Department of Patient Counseling in the School of Allied Health Professions offers a Master of Science in Patient Counseling. The program is designed to assist an individual to work in the health field as one skilled in dealing with the whole person in the context of life+s crises and in a cooperative inter-professional team approach. It is offered to persons who have an existing identity in a helping or counseling profession. This includes clergy, social workers, institutional counselors, education specialists, psychologists, community health workers and others in the health care professions. The program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. The M.S. degree requires completion of a minimum of 44 credit hours and is offered in three tracks; dual-degree (M.S. and M.Div.), chaplain certification, and supervisory CPE degree track.