The unique courses in this master’s degree program provide students with knowledge about psychological theory, counseling techniques, and assessment to equip students to address real-world issues from a biblical worldview.

Courses for this degree will be offered on the TMU campus two days each week providing a flexible schedule for students who plan to work while completing the program. Students can choose to take morning courses, evening courses, or both.

100% pass rate
The MA in Professional Counseling has a 100% pass rate for the CPCE (Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam) and the NCE (National Counseling Exam).

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the program CACREP accredited? TMU’s program is not CACREP accredited. Because we are a new program, we are in the process of applying for MPCAC accreditation. In the Georgia licensure requirements, it states that students must graduate from a CACREP accredited, CHEA approved or its equivalent. As of now, our program fits into the equivalent category. Our graduates have been approved for APC status and we do not anticipate any problems as they continue to move toward LPC status. We strive to follow the state guidelines and met with the board to verify that our students are eligible for licensure.
  2. How long does the program typically take? If a student goes full-time, it typically takes 2 ½ years.
  3. Do you have a program of study that I could reference? (i.e. which classes are recommended each semester) You can see our course checklist online; we encourage students to work with their advisor to determine what courses to take. Online students progress through the program with a cohort and have designated courses to take each semester. On campus students have more flexibility.
  4. Are there tours available for grad students? Yes, you can call graduate admissions to schedule a tour.
  5. When are the application deadlines?
    • Fall Admissions deadline July 1
    • Spring Admissions deadline Nov 1
    • Summer Admissions deadline May 1
  6. How many classes are week-long intensives? Intensives are designed for online students, but residential students may request permission to take an intensive. There are 4 intensives in the Clinical Mental Health concentration.
  7. How many credits can I transfer from another institution? For transfer requirements, the Professional Counseling Faculty will review prospective candidate transfers on a case by case basis, but transfer credit may be accepted. Should a transfer be granted, admission requirements must be met. *A maximum of 27 hours will be allowed for the Clinical Mental Health Concentration and a maximum of 9 hours for the Counseling Ministry Concentration.

Our on-campus classes meet one day a week (either Monday or Tuesday); some students choose to come both days and many just come to campus once a week.