Master of Arts in Pastoral Care & Counseling

Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling (MAPCC)

Number of Credits: 48

This graduate degree program is designed to form reflective and compassionate pastoral caregivers. The curriculum seeks to integrate spirituality and psychology to offer a holistic approach to healing and restoration. Students learn to develop and sharpen their listening skills, assess needs, effectively intervene to assist in spiritual, emotional, and psychological growth and healing. Specifically, the program focuses on mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, addiction, suicide, grief and loss, personality disorders, trauma, and family violence.

All MAPCC courses provide a rich and diverse environment where students can learn multiple perspectives to serve a wide range of people from various cultures and religious traditions. An optimal balance between theory and practice is maintained throughout the program. MAPCC students are required to do 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as a practicum and write Capstone. In their capstones, students are expected to demonstrate their skills and knowledge of how to integrate theory and practice about a carefully chosen topic of their own.

Career Pathways

  • Board Certified Chaplain
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Director of Pastoral Care Ministry

Program Chair

Dr. Insook Lee

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