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 Master of Divinity dual degree


Total 119 Credit Hours

30 Required Counseling Courses
12 Counseling Electives
6 Counseling Practicum Experiences
2 Integrative Capstone
49 Biblical and Theological Studies
15 Ministry Practice Courses
3 Ministry Practicum Experience
2 Integrative Experience

Total: 119 Hours