MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COUNSELING – ONLINE OR ON-CAMPUS
Advance Your Career
Be prepared for career opportunities in professional positions. You’ll find emphasis on a biblical counseling model and be equipped for state licensure and doctoral work in the fields of counseling or psychology.
Earn your M.S.C. on-campus or online
Be mentored by caring professors
Be fully prepared for licensure
PREPARATION FOR LIFE
Accessible and Practical
In the Master of Science of Counseling program, you will be equipped with a required counseling core and several credits of elective courses, allowing you to pursue focus areas. You will be prepared to pass the National Certified Counselor (NCC) exam and apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
* Although many states have very similar licensure requirements, a person wishing to be licensed in a state other than Pennsylvania will need to review the requirements of that particular state.
Master of Science in Counseling
What Will You Learn?
In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life. Secondary English Education Degree.
Learn from a biblical perspective
The Bible is the foundation, focus and filter throughout the entire program, allowing you to competently deal with secular theories without comprising biblical truth.
Get hands-on experience
You will have the chance to watch multiple actual counseling sessions in the on-campus counseling center. Gain valuable experience by working with real clients under the guidance and supervision of a credentialed co-counselor.
Be prepared to pursue professional counseling careers
You’ll learn to competently provide wise biblical counsel in multiple clinical settings, and you’ll be ready to serve in ministry leadership positions.
Did You Know?
CSU is ranked #2 in the nation for Master’s in Counseling Online Programs and was awarded the “Best Christian Institution” for 2023.
These awards from Intelligent.com named CSU as an “exceptional choice,” citing the Christian perspective, internship program and affordability.
Your In-Field Experience, Right on Campus
CSU partners with Foundations Christian Counseling Center to host one of their counseling center locations right on CSU’s campus. This provides Counseling students with easy access to observation of professional, biblically-based live counseling sessions.
Graduate students can put what they’re learning in the classroom into practice through co-counseling at CSU’s on-campus counseling center. Foundations Counseling Center also welcomes graduate students to fulfill their field experience requirements as counselors.
Meet our Faculty
You’ll learn from professors who care deeply about you and your goals.
FIND YOUR PLACE AT CSU
For more than 90 years, CSU has prepared Christ-centered, career-ready graduates to serve around the globe in a variety of ministries and careers. You'll learn from trusted professors who have a heart for Christ and desire for discipleship. You'll join a community of CSU students who are passionate about using their talents to serve Christ.