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.

How to Apply

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration (CMHC)

The CMHC Concentration offers comprehensive courses required by the state of Georgia for licensure. A bachelor’s degree is required and completion of a research methods course that includes statistics is strongly recommended prior to applying to the program.

This concentration will also be offered online to full-time students beginning Fall 2020.

Possible careers

  • Intervention specialist
  • Mental health counselor
  • Substance abuse counselor

Hours required for completion: 63

Counseling Ministry Concentration

TMU offers the Counseling Ministry Concentration, which is a non-licensure degree designed to provide Christ-centered counseling education for individuals who are called to the practical ministry of Christian counseling. The degree provides both a theological and a counseling foundation, combining biblical principles with sound psychological theory, counseling skills, and techniques.

Possible careers

  • Church counseling
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Counseling within denominational agencies and ministry-based organizations

Hours required for completion: 37


Dr. Natalie Ford, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
706-865-2134, ext. 6205