M.A. On Campus

Christian Counseling - Clinical Mental Health

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

36 months
700 USD/credit 15633 USD/year
700 USD/credit 15633 USD/year
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Students in the M.A. in Christian Counseling-Clinical Mental Health (MACC-CMH) display the essential qualities of wisdom and maturity, and the skills necessary for excellence in the field of counseling. 


The Clinical Mental Health program focuses on diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Graduates are license-eligible and qualified to sit for the National Counselor’s Exam (NCE). Our alumni work in community counseling agencies, private practices, churches, hospitals, residential treatment facilities, eating disorder clinics, and many places internationally.

The programme

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary—Charlotte recognizes that many of the psychological theories currently in use are not always the most effective approaches in working with diverse populations, or in addressing issues faced by diverse clients. The counseling faculty have intentionally shaped the curriculum to prepare students to make appropriate, informed adjustments to their professional practices through: 

  • Application of material in each course to work with diverse populations 
  • Student exposure to theoretical models that provides practical application to counseling with diverse populations 
  • Opportunities in clinical internships that enable students to adjust and apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills in cross-cultural clinical settings

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Counseling & Systems Theory
  • Helping Relationships
  • Lifespan Development: Implications for Counseling 
  • Family Systems Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




67 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Online application including a) Personal statements addressing questions about vocational goal, church involvement, encouragement from others, reasons for applying to Gordon-Conwell and an assessment of strengths and weaknesses and b) a brief autobiography.
    • Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and institutions of higher education attended.
    • Three written recommendations 
    • Church endorsement form completed and signed by a church official at the church you currently attend.  
    • Application fee of $50 (U.S.) for the online application or $100 for the paper application.
    • TOEFL score (international students only).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15633 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    15633 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Essex

1369 - 2318 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Christian Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
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