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Master of Arts in Counseling Ministry

One of the region's only programs of its kind offered by a university, the Master of Arts in Counseling Ministry at California Baptist University (CBU) prepares individuals to provide an expanded and professional level of Christian counseling in a congregational setting. This unique program emphasizes a solid theological perspective and a sound understanding of the behavioral sciences approach to counseling in the context of church-based counseling. Equipped with this training, graduates are qualified to counsel church members on relational and interpersonal issues, as well as build effective counseling ministry programs within the congregation.

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Length of Program: 3 semesters full-time, part time options available

Program Units: 36

Program Starts: Fall (September), Spring (January), Summer (May)

Priority Application Deadline: Fall-April 1, Spring-November 1, Summer-February 1

Standard Application Deadline: Fall-August 1, Spring December 1, Summer-April 1

Tuition: $563 per unit, 2016-2017 academic year

General Fee: $355 per semester

Accreditation: WASC

Location: Riverside (main campus)

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