Master of Ministry
The Master of Ministry in Christian Counseling is the only Master of Ministry program that leads directly to a doctoral degree in the area of Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling. The Master of Ministry in Christian Counseling is a 39 semester hour program that blends together Bible teaching from ATS and Christian counseling courses from the National Christian Counselors Association. The program requires 27 hours of faith-based counseling courses from the NCCA through ATS. The program offers training and courses in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministries, Theology, and Christian Counseling.
Upon completion of the program, the student earns both a Master of Ministry in Christian Counseling degree from ATS and faith-based licensure through the NCCA as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. This faith-based licensure is not to be confused with state-based licensure. The NCCA faith-based licensure, however, does allow students to counsel professionally under the umbrella of the local church. For more information on the benefits of the NCCA licensure, please call the head of the ATS Christian Counseling Department.
The NCCA courses offered through ATS must be completed in the order presented in the following Degree Requirements listings. Further, each NCCA course must be completely finished and passed before the student is allowed to move onto the next NCCA course. The student may continue to work on ATS courses while working on the NCCA courses. The following Suggested Degree Plan illustrates the recommendations of ATS for students to complete the program in a timely fashion.
The M.Min. (Christian Counseling) program is an advance-at-your-own-pace program, with a maximum of two years being allowed for the completion of the program. Most students will finish the program in two years. Upon completion of this program, a student may apply directly to the D.Min. (Christian Counseling) doctoral degree program.
- Pastoral Counseling
- Paul & James: The Gospel Defined
- Doctrine of Salvation
- Basic Christian Counseling
- Temperament Theory
- Testing & Measurements
- Temperament Therapy
- Christian CN: Integrating Psychology & Counseling
- Mastering Pastoral Counseling
- Quality, Ethics, & Legal Issues
- Temperament Case Studies
NCCA courses must be completed in the order presented with each course being fully completed before moving onto the next NCCA course. You have only two years to complete the degree program without penalty. An additional year may be granted for additional costs.
$3,000.00 Total Tuition / $500.00 Down Payment — $150.00 minimum Monthly Payment // $2,500.00 if Paid in Full Upon Enrollment Additional Fees:
- NCCA Membership Fee $50.00
- Background Check $100.00
- Supervision/Processing $300.00
- APS (25 + 1 Personal Required) $30.00 per APS test