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Clinical Counseling

Point Loma Nazarene University

24 months
790 USD/credit 24885 USD/year
790 USD/credit 24885 USD/year
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You’re the one people turn to for advice. You hear what the heart speaks. It’s time to develop that gift. We offer a master degree in Clinical Counseling at Point Loma Nazarene University. 


Point Loma Nazarene University’s Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC) program applies faith-based principles to 21st century cultures and needs. 

Key Features 

  • We integrate rigorous courses, personal mentoring, onsite supervised clinical training, and a culturally aware approach to today’s best practices and theories to equip you to serve diverse populations through a flexible career path. 
  • Most importantly, our program prepares you to take the LMFT or LPCC licensure exam through curricula designed with the tests in mind and free post-graduation workshops.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Issues in Psychotherapy - Theology Integration
  • Lifespan Development
  • Multicultural Theories and Development
  • Professional Ethics and Law
  • Psychodiagnostics and Mental Disorder Treatment
  • Counseling Theories and Faith Integration
  • Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • Submit an online application for admissions (including $50 non-refundable application fee, which is waived for PLNU alums, current or former military and their dependents, and PLNU employees).
  • Submit official transcripts with proof of earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Submit personal essay. The essay should be 3-5 pages, in APA format, on how a master's degree in clinical counseling from PLNU will help fulfill your career goals. 
  • Submit a resume/vita.
  • Submit three professional references including name, title, phone, and email for each reference.
  • Completion of the MMPI 2 personality assessment.
  • Interview with the Department of Graduate Psychology.
  • Ensure undergraduate course prerequisites are met.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24885 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 790 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24885 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 790 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
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