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Mental Health Counseling

Asbury Theological Seminary

12 months
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
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Asbury Theological Seminary’s 75-hour Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling allows you to pursue an understanding of wholeness, boundaries, ethics and diversity through theory and practice as you train to become a professional counselor. 


Asbury Theological Seminary is a community called to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world through the love of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit and to the glory of God the Father.

Within the Mental Health Counseling degree, you’ll understand and integrate a biblical and theological understanding with historical and contemporary theories in order to meet the professional standards of accrediting agencies.

As you complete your degree, you’ll

  • Master clinical skills in individual and group settings at an accomplished level, including an ability to articulate the theoretical foundations upon which these skills are built.
  • Practice professional behavior that maintains appropriate boundaries, conforms to ethical standards and reflects respect and sensitivity for persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Integrate theology and theory, grounded in a biblically mature understanding of God and persons that will inform your role as a professionally licensed counselor.


The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CaCREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs in the Counseling Department at Asbury Theological Seminary: M.A. in Mental Health Counseling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Missional Formation 
  • Biblical Narrative 
  • Counseling and Christian Beliefs
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling 
  • Community Counseling 
  • The Counseling Relationship: Process and Skills 
  • Assessment Inventories in Counseling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application (online at
  • $50 non-refundable Application Fee
  • Accredited baccalaureate degree
  • 2.75/4.0 GPA*
  • Official transcripts from all schools where classes were taken for more than one semester
  • Personal hostory essay (online)
  • Four references (1 pastoral, 1 academic and 2 professional/peer references)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Willow Street

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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