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Graduate Counseling

Counseling Programs

The Graduate Counseling program, launched in 1981, is committed to providing quality professional training of mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and human service providers from a faith-based perspective. Our training in theory and practice of counseling is designed for those seeking career opportunities in mental health agencies, hospital programs, private practices, church-related or faith-based counseling centers, and other public and private facilities. The department's mission and purpose is extended to students who are not able to attend a more traditional residential program through technologies appropriate to distance learning.

Degree Programs

Featured Program

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)Residential

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a residential program that prepares you for the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC). You will be equipped through our rigorous academic programs, interaction with mentors and faculty, and carefully structured practica and internships.

Master's Degrees

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) - Residential
  • Professional Counseling (M.A.) - Online
  • Marriage & Family Therapy (M.A.) - Residential & Online
  • Human Services Counseling (M.A.) - Residential & Online
    • Addictions & Recovery - Online
    • Business - Residential & Online
    • Christian Ministry - Residential & Online
    • Criminal Justice - Online
    • Crisis Response & Trauma - Online
    • Executive Leadership - Residential & Online
    • Health & Wellness - Residential & Online
    • Life Coaching - Online
    • Marriage & Family - Residential & Online
    • Military Resilience - Online

Doctoral Degrees

  • Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Online
    • Professional Counseling
    • Pastoral Care and Counseling

Program Information