MAC Overview


The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) is a professional degree that provides the academic preparation required for taking the Texas Licensure Exam for either Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). In addition, it integrates the most current trends in counseling theory with study of Christian faith and practice. The degree consists of 62 credit hours. To prepare for both exams requires the completion of 65 credit hours.

Each degree requires 12 credit hours in biblical and theological studies, a 2-hour integrative seminar, and 48 hours of counseling courses, including at least six credit hours of supervised practicum experience.

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MAC with Certificate in Spiritual Direction


Total 75 Credit Hours*

22    Spirituality Courses
 3    Spiritual Direction Practicum
30    Required Counseling Courses
12    Counseling Electives
 6    Counseling Practicum Experiences
 2    Integrative Capstone

*Students may opt for the Certificate in Christian Spirituality, which would lower the total hours required to 69.

Total: 75 Hours