Christian Counseling, M.A. | Online (optional) | Southern California Seminary | El Cajon, United States
12 months
468 USD/credit 22464 USD/year
468 USD/credit 22464 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC) at the Southern California Seminary provides graduate-level instruction related to counseling from a biblical framework. 


This Christian Counseling program of study from Southern California Seminary is most useful for persons seeking to focus their education on the interdisciplinary counseling and Christian studies. 

This program provides students with a biblical and theological foundation that is significant for counseling from a biblical worldview. 

The program can be completed between 16-24 months if students take 9-12 units each trimester.


Upon successful completion of the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling program students will be able to:

  • Interpret the content of the Old and New Testaments utilizing a literal-grammatical-historical hermeneutic;
  • Demonstrate a graduate-level proficiency on a range of issues related to biblical studies and Christian counseling;
  • Expound Biblical truths in a variety of settings;
  • Apply biblical knowledge for spiritual growth and discipleship; and
  • Demonstrate competencies in counseling from a biblical framework.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Theological Foundations of Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Faith Integration and Praxis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All parts of a student’s application should be received by SCS six months before the beginning of the fall or spring trimester.


48 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply for admission 
  • Request Official Transcripts
  • Submit Essay (2-essays for DMin)
  • Submit Reference (Pastor/Chaplain)
  • Apply for Financial Aid

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for El Cajon

1100 - 1600 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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