Master of Arts in Counseling Program Course List

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, the Master of Arts in Counseling program requires the completion of 69 credit hours. The degree program includes a core concentration in counseling philosophy and theory, techniques and skill development; counseling specialization content; and participatory learning through a practicum and internship experience.

Bible and Theology Core Classes

Totaling 18 credit hours, the Bible and theology core of our M.A. Counseling program includes these courses:

  • BBL-501: Biblical Hermeneutics
  • BBL-508: Biblical Theology
  • BBL-Bible Elective
  • THE-550: Theology for Counseling I
  • THE-551: Theology for Counseling II
  • MIN-500: Christian Spiritual Formation

Counseling Core Classes

Totaling 42 credit hours, the counseling core of our M.A. Counseling program includes these courses:

  • COU-500: Counseling Philosophy
  • COU-501: Counseling Theories
  • COU-502: Counseling Ethics and Issues
  • COU-510: Consulting
  • COU-525: Multicultural Counseling
  • COU-601: Testing Procedures
  • COU-610: Counseling Techniques
  • COU-611: Career Development
  • COU-612: Group Techniques
  • COU-662: Human Growth and Development
  • COU-700: Research Methodology
  • COU-782: Counseling Practicum
  • COU-784: Counseling Internship I
  • COU-785: Counseling Internship II