Adding or Changing to the MACC

The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC) is a degree program for individuals who wish to prepare themselves for professional counseling positions as mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and/or preparation for further studies in psychology. Upon completion of the program graduates are qualified to sit for the mental health counselor or marriage and family therapist licensure examination(s) in North Carolina and surrounding states.

Given the specialized nature of the MACC program, there is no abbreviated path to admission. Those students desiring to switch to the MACC or add it as a second or dual degree, must formally apply through the Admissions Office.

Admission Requirements

Applicants admitted to this program:

  1. Must have a vocational goal requiring the specialized preparation available in the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling program;
  2. Will have met the general admission requirements of the Seminary;
  3. Must have followed an undergraduate or prior graduate degree program that included a required 20 semester hours in psychology and/or related disciplines. Life experience will be evaluated on an individual basis and considered as modification of the academic background requirements stated above;
  4. Must have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0;
  5. After meeting general admissions requirements (outlined in numbers 1-4 above) candidates must complete a series of psychological tests. This is followed by a personal interview to review and interpret the tests as well as an assessment of candidates' academic and personal readiness to participate in the program.

Admission Procedures

  1. Applicants for the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling program are considered for admission for the fall semester only.  Applications submitted for spring matriculation will default to the following fall.
  2. Deadlines for applying are Feb. 1 and May 1 of the year the student intends to matriculate.  Qualified candidates are selected from a pool of applicants twice annually.  No applications for the fall semester will be accepted after May 1 of that year.
  3. Students who are denied admission to the MACC program must wait one calendar year before reapplying.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed application (Sections I-III)
  2. Provide your rational for  changing to or adding the MACC degree.  Be sure to note how this change will benefit you in your ministry and vocational goals (typed; no more than one page)
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation (The recs. you submitted when you first applied have been destroyed)
  4. You need not submit your autobiography, personal statements or college transcripts since we already have this information on file.

Click here to download the application materials.