May 23, 2024  
Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts, Christian Studies + Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Dual Degrees (MACS + MSCMHC)


84 Credit Hours


Aim and Outcomes

The aim of the Master of Arts, Christian Studies and Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling dual degree program (MACS + MSCMHC) is to combine a broad graduate theological education with academic and practical preparation for counseling practice. This degree is designed for those seeking academic and/or spiritual enrichment, but not for those pursuing vocational ministerial positions. For additional information, see each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Structure and Delivery

See each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Program Length

Dual degrees allow students to complete two degrees simultaneously with fewer credit hours required than if completing those degrees separately. Dual-degree students can complete the dual-degree requirements in three years (9–12 credit hours each semester, in addition to Summer courses). For additional information, see each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Admission

Dual-degree applicants must be accepted into each program independently. The admission requirements and process for each degree may be found in the relevant Admission section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Degree Requirements

All dual-degree students studying for the MACS + MSCMHC dual degrees (84 credit hours) will complete the specified MACS and MSCMHC courses. For the MACS, dual-degree students will complete eight courses from the MACS Core, as follows: two courses in Old Testament (6 credit hours), two courses in New Testament (6 credit hours), two courses in Theology (6 credit hours), and two courses in Practical Theology (6 credit hours). In addition to coursework, the MACS requires successful completion of a Comprehensive Examination (THE 6000) in the final semester of study. For the MSCMHC, dual-degree students will complete twenty specified courses (60 credit hours). For additional information, including any required prerequisites, see each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Below are the specific dual-degree requirements for the MACS + MSCMHC dual degrees:

 

MACS + MSCMHC (24 + 60 = 84 credit hours)

Comprehensive Examination


MACS students must register for and successfully complete a Comprehensive Examination in their final semester of study. Students who successfully complete a Master’s Thesis, however, fulfill this requirement.

MSCMHC Courses - 60 Credit Hours


Sample Degree Plan


MACS+MSCMHC Dual Degree Plan