The Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling
The Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling offers coursework and field experiences designed to prepare students for the practice of Pastoral Counseling. Graduates of the program will have the academic preparation and field experience to apply for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential and for conditional licensure as a Pastoral Counselor in Maine. This program is offered by Husson University in cooperation with the Bangor Theological Seminary.
The Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling program combines academic preparation with rich practice experiences. This program consists of a minimum of 56 credit hours of courses designed to provide students with a foundation in counseling including individual and group counseling theories and skills; ethical and professional issues; social and cultural foundations; human development; career development; assessment; and research and program evaluation. In addition, specific courses in ministry and leadership; pastoral care, theology, and psychology; grief and bereavement and marriage and family counseling; and diagnosis and treatment planning; as well as an applied internship in a pastoral counseling setting prepare students to function as clinical pastoral counselors.
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The content and sequence of courses are guided by the Standards the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the licensing requirements of the State of Maine.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 56
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $458 (2010-2011) USD
Classification: Master's College or University II
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999