Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling Dual Degree

A dual degree student will graduate with two masters degrees in less time than it would take to complete those degrees individually.

The dual degree master of divinity and master of arts in counseling combines the theological, biblical and pastoral training of a master of divinity with the psychologically and spiritually grounded professional counseling training of the master of arts in counseling degree. 

Why EMS?

  • EMS and EMU's graduate counseling program are both accredited programs. The MDiv is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and The MA in Counseling is accredited by  Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • You will chose to work from either a pastoral identity or a counselor identity throughout your program. Understanding your the primary identity of your practice will aid you in your development and service.

Curriculum (120 SH)

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the dual-degree program students must be accepted to both the master of divinity program and the master of arts in counseling program. Students may fill out one application for both programs. Applicants are strongly encouraged to communicate how they will integrate the two degrees in their essay. They must also choose an academic reference, a pastoral reference and a professional reference. Applications for the MDiv/MAC dual degree are requested by March 1. Applications may be accepted after this date.

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