Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MPC) Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) concentration will be offered online beginning this fall.

The unique courses in this graduate level concentration provides students with knowledge about psychological theory, counseling techniques, and assessment within a biblical worldview – all taught by seasoned therapists who are able to share practical insights they have accrued from years of counseling.

Possible careers with the CMHC concentration include intervention specialist, mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, among others.

Dr. Holly Haynes, Dean of The Leonhard Schiemer School of Psychology and Biblical Counseling and Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences, shared, “The faculty and staff of the Leonhard Schiemer School of Psychology and Biblical Counseling are extremely pleased to offer the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling online in Fall 2020.”

“The faculty are working tirelessly to develop and deliver classes at low cost, but high quality,” said Haynes. “As a Christian institution, one of our core values is to steward the resources that God has given us; that includes making education a sound financial option.”

Four of the courses in the CMHC concentration are intensives and require students to come to campus for a week, but all of the other courses are conveniently offered online. The goal is to provide a flexible schedule for students who plan to work while completing the program.

Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree and will be expected to maintain full-time hours during the course of the online program.

“We hope to educate a new generation of compassionate counselors who, unburdened by debt, are prepared to positively impact the world and the field of Counseling,” added Haynes.

Current and prospective TMU students interested in pursuing the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling may contact Dr. Natalie Ford at or Graduate Admissions at or 706-865-2134, ext. 2131.


Jenny Gregory is the Digital Content Specialist for Truett McConnell University

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