Ranked #2 Best Master’s in Counseling Online Program by Intelligent.

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Master of Science in Counseling

Be fully prepared for licensure
Study fully online
Be mentored by caring professors


Advance Your Career

Be prepared for career opportunities in professional positions. You’ll find emphasis on a biblical counseling model and be equipped for state licensure and doctoral work in the fields of counseling or psychology.

M.S.C. Details

  • Location: Online.
  • Delivery: 5 eight-week sessions.
  • Tuition: $620 per credit.
  • Credits: 60; 3 credits in each course.


What You Will Study

Biblical Counseling:

  • Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling [CO571]
  • Theological Foundations of Change [CO505]
  • Biblical Philosophy of Counseling [CO506]

Professional Counseling:

  • Evaluating Research [CO519]
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling [CO520]
  • Human Development [CO530]
  • Career Counseling [CO532]
  • Introduction to Group Counseling [CO535]
  • Marriage and Family Counseling [CO539]
  • Abnormal Behavior [CO540]
  • Appraisal and Testing in Counseling [CO542]
  • The Helping Relationship [CO544]
  • Ethics and Professional Orientation [CO550]
  • Ethnicity and Counseling [CO565]
  • Human Sexuality [CO630]
  • Crisis and Trauma Counseling [CO640]
  • Comprehensive Written Exam [CO595] – 0 credits
  • Comprehensive Oral Exam [CO597] – 0 credits

Field Experience:

  • Supervised Counseling Practicum [CO580]
  • Supervised Counseling Internship I [CO590]
  • Supervised Counseling Internship II [CO598]


  • Counseling Children [CO514]
  • Counseling Interventions for Women [CO561]
  • Spiritual Interventions in Counseling [CO584]
  • Understanding and Treating Addictions [CO617]
  • Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorder [CO702]
  • Clinical Intervention and Prevention of Mental and Emotional Disorders [CO704]
  • Clinical Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders [CO706]


Accessible and Practical

In the Master of Science of Counseling program, you will be equipped with a required counseling core and several credits of elective courses, allowing you to pursue focus areas. You will be prepared to pass the National Certified Counselor (NCC) exam and apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

* Although many states have very similar licensure requirements, a person wishing to be licensed in a state other than Pennsylvania will need to review the requirements of that particular state.


    Clarks Summit University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1984 and by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation to grant certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels since 1968.

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