Western Seminary, Portland Campus
Master of Arts in Counseling
5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97215
Master of Arts in Counseling (Child and Youth Counseling); Master of Arts in Counseling/Master of Divinity; Master of Arts in Counseling/Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
The Master of Arts in Counseling is intended to prepare Christian counselors with the knowledge, skills, and insight needed to practice counseling in the church, non-profit organizations, clinical or school settings. This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.
Accreditation:Western Seminary is accredited to award master's and doctor's degrees by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), and is an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada.
International Student Requirements:Prior to applying to Western Seminary, international students must complete a Pre-Application that can be requested from the Admissions Department. If an international student is encouraged to apply to Western Seminary, he or she is required to provide a financial guarantee that will cover his or her study and living expenses for one year. It is expected that, barring unforeseen circumstances, adequate funding will be available from the same or equally dependable sources for subsequent years. The financial guarantee must include living expenses for any dependents as well. The guarantee must indicate the individual(s) or organization(s) that will actually provide the funds for study and living expenses.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 72
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 425
Classification: Specialized Institution—Theological seminary or other faith-related institution
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 0-999