MA in Counseling

Attend an MAC Information Session

Multnomah University offers a Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program which utilizes a practitioner/scholar model that merges biblical faith integration and academic quality, while offering practical training from practicing professionals. Multnomah's MAC program is approved by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists OBLPCT.

The program:

  • 61-semester credit hours in length
  • small cohort-style classes
  • most classes one night a week
  • completed in approximately two years
  • 700 hours of internship and practicum
  • Cohorts start in March and in August (2 opportunities to start per year)

The focus:

  1. Counseling theory (Christian and Secular) and the cultivation of counseling skills and techniques
  2. A comprehension of practicing ethics and professional development
  3. A foundational understanding of diverse populations
  4. A working knowledge of psychopathology and strengths-based treatments
  5. Personal examination and reflection, facilitated by small groups and individual assignments, to enhance personal, spiritual, and professional growth in each student.

What Can I Do With Counseling Education From Multnomah?

Licensed Professional Counselors may seek employment or further education in the following areas:

  • counseling agencies
  • private practices
  • hospitals
  • para-church organizations
  • educational settings
  • human service agencies
  • pursue a doctorate in clinical Psychology

To Qualify For This Program An Applicant Must:

  • 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.

Contact Us

For more details on the program, or to receive an application by mail, contact the admissions department at 800-275-4672 or

Course Cr Wks
Graduate Seminar 1 3
Counseling Theory 3 7
Advanced Human Growth and Development 3 7
Foundations of Counseling and Human Diversity 3 7
Basic Counseling Skills and the Helping Relationship 3 7
Group dynamics and counseling 3 7
Lifestyle and Career Development 3 7
Diagnosis and Psychopathology 3 7
Psychopharmacology, addictions, and the chemistry of the brain 3 7
Tests and Appraisal in Counseling 3 7
Research and Evaluation 3 7
Legal and Ethical issues in Counseling 3 7
Spiritual Integration in Counseling 3 7
Principles of Counseling in Brief Therapy and crisis intervention 3 7
Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Systems 3 7
Advanced Counseling and Supervision 3 7
Practicum 1  
Clinical Internship I and II 6  

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