Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Cornerstone University

Counseling Ministries


1001 East Beltline Avenue Northeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.- Counseling Ministries (for state licensure); ;M.Div.- Counseling Ministries (not for state licensure)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries is designed to develop basic skills in biblical and theological interpretation, competency in the foundational skills essential to the practice of counseling, and the academic base for state licensure. The Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries is a 72-semester-hour degree program consisting of a 33-hour core in Bible and theology, and a 39-hour concentration in Counseling Ministries. The counseling concentration includes counseling philosophy and theory, techniques and skill development, and participatory learning through a practicum and internship. The Bible and theology core includes a 9-hour Cognate specialization (Youth Ministries, Women’s Ministries, Adult Ministries, Bible, Theology or Interdisciplinary). A thesis is also optional for the individual intending to pursue advanced study at the doctoral level. Applicants for this degree should possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate grade point average from an accredited baccalaureate institution. For the student planning to enroll full time, the table below provides a detailed and specific curricular path. Those intending part- time enrollment will find valuable insights from this information for planning your ideal course sequencing.


Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

1) Pre-Application 2) Official Application 3) Financial Support Form 4) Transcripts 5) TOEFL Examination Scores 6) Tuition Deposit 7) Student Visa

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Midsize City

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