Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling

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Program of Study - Full Time

The MS in Pastoral Counseling is designed to prepare students to become Pastoral Counselors with the option of applying for state licensure as a Licensed Pastoral Counselor (Maine). This grid shows the terms in which we plan to offer and the order in which we recommend that students take required courses. Full time participation would allow completion of courses in two calendar years as well as an internship to take place during the third year. Part-time participation in the program is also possible.

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Core Curriculum

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
CO 700
Orientation to the Professions of Counseling and Human Relations
3 CR.HR.
CO 702
Human Growth and Development
3 CR.HR.
CO 703
Research and Program Evaluation
3 CR.HR.
CO 704
Social and Cultural Diversity
3 CR.HR.
CO 705
Theories of Counseling
3 CR.HR.
CO 710
Counseling Techniques
3 CR.HR.
CO 711
Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling
3 CR.HR.
CO 712
Group Process
3 CR.HR.
CO 721
Assessment in Counseling
3 CR.HR.
CO 722
Career Development and Counseling
3 CR.HR.
CO 801
Marriage and Family Counseling
3 CR.HR.
CO 846
Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning with Adults
3 CR.HR.
CO 867
Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning with Children and Adolescents
3 CR.HR.
CO 890
Practicum
6 CR.HR.
PC 703
Pastoral Theology and Psychology
3 CR.HR.
PC 706
Introduction to the Field of Ministry and Leadership Studies
3 CR.HR.
PC 707
Introduction to Pastoral Care
3 CR.HR.
PC 724
Grief and Bereavement Counseling
3 CR.HR.
PC 889
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
6 CR.HR.