Master's in Counseling

Our MAC program will inspire you to create an environment for healing rooted in the truth and power of God’s Word. It also will give you the indepth knowledge and firsthand experience you need to excel as a licensed counselor.
 
As you immerse yourself in a unique blend of professional and biblical coursework, you’ll gain insights from faculty members who are leading scholars and practicing clinicians. You’ll bond with your classmates in our cohort-style courses. And by the time you complete your internship at our community counseling center or an off-site clinic, you’ll be ready to apply your faith to your practice.

What can you do with a master's in counseling degree? 

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Program description

  • 60 semester credit hours
  • Classes are Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6–10 p.m.
  • Accelerated rate (possible to finish in 2 -3 years)
  • Two start dates a year (August and March)
  • Small, cohort-style classes
  • Knowledgeable professors who are experts in the area of their specialty
  • Internship placement services
  • Clinically focused and academically sound
  • Faith-based integration
  • Approved by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, OBLPCT

Values

  • Theoretically grounded
  • Clinically equipped
  • Interactively focused
  • Promoting justice

Read the full program description.

Cost and financial aid

Current pricing can be found on the graduate program financial aid page. Books and other fees are not included in that price.

Course layout

Our cohorts begin in August and March. Classes are Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6–10 p.m.

View the full course layout.  

Licensure

Students who complete the 60-credit MAC degree program will meet the current education requirements for licensure in Oregon as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The is designed to provide a high-quality training experience in counseling incorporating a strong practical emphasis and an interdisciplinary perspective based on biblical, theological and ethical concerns.
 

Accreditation 

The MAC program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCUU) and has been approved by the State of Oregon as a graduate program approved for licensure. 

Applying to the MAC program

To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a graduate with a B.S. or B.A. from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Submit the application with all required forms
  • Bible and Theology prerequisites may be completed in the first year of the MAC program.

Electives (CEU's)

Our electives can be taken by the following:

  • Current students who need credits 
  • Professionals who want continuing education credits (CEU's)

Read more about this year's electives, download the schedule and more

Visit us

You can meet the program director, visit classes and mingle with current students when you attend an MAC Information Session. For more details on the program, or to receive an application by mail, contact Admissions at 800-275-4672 or admissions@multnomah.edu.  

What our students are doing

  • Our Spiritual Integration and Social Concern class launched an advocacy project designed to help transitioning foster children. 
  • Native Londoner Frank Ocampo wants to open a community center for at-risk youth in his hometown. 
  • Diane Moore runs her own successful private practice in Vancouver, Wash.