If you feel a tug toward being a counselor, you might be able to enter the only accredited MA program with a Christian emphasis in the nation as early as the fall of 2012. But you need to apply quickly.
“The MA in counseling program at Eastern Mennonite University is designed for working men and women,” said Annmarie Early, PhD, director of the program. “The curriculum includes study in the areas of professional identity, counseling theories and group counseling.”
- Community counseling: a 60-credit track approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It prepares students for clinical practice and meets educational requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia.
- Dual seminary and counseling degree: a dual degree program that helps students earn both the master of divinity and an MA in Counseling at less cost and in less time than if the degrees were pursued separately.
Students are admitted on the basis of their qualities and abilities in scholastic achievement, work experience, and suitability of their character and personality to work in the counseling field.
Applicants must be a graduate of a regionally accredited college or university. They are required to submit official transcripts of credit from all colleges and universities attended and three references, two of which must be academic. Potential candidates will be invited for an interview.
A complete application file is due by Feb. 15. After this deadline, the admissions committee will continue to review applications if space remains available.
For more information about the master of counseling program, or to apply, contact Brenda Fairweather at 540-432-4243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.