Dual Degrees: MDiv and MACMHC
111 Credit hours
The Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC) program can be pursued jointly with the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program. This dual degree program meets State of Indiana academic requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. The MACMHC degree portion is guided by CACREP standards and the professional orientation of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Students who take 1 unit of CPE during their degree will be eligible to apply for a CPE residency after graduation.
- Classroom training
- Wide variety of academic studies, including:
- Mental health counseling
- Spirituality and clinical mental health counseling
- Supervised ministry experiences
- Supervised clinical practice
The MACMHC degree prepares students for certified membership in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. It is guided by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards and the professional orientation of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
CTS Counseling Center
A distinct advantage of study at CTS is that students may conveniently complete their practicum hours with the CTS Counseling Center, without the need to go elsewhere for this portion of the degree requirement. The center also offers a residency for graduates as they prepare to complete clinical hour requirements to obtain state licensure.