Online Graduate Degree in Counseling (M.A.)
Whether one’s goal is to become a licensed professional counselor or a lay counselor in ministry, Crown’s 60-hour online Masters Degree in Counseling is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to effectively help people in need. This degree satisfies the academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in the state of Minnesota, as well as, many other states. This degree is offered primarily online, with a four day residency on the beautiful Crown campus in May each year. The integration of a Christian worldview into the profession of counseling is emphasized throughout the program.
The online Master’s in Counseling will prepare students for the MN state LPC licensure exam. Coursework satisfies the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy’s requirements in each area of counselor development. Additionally, a structured 700 hour internship experience, as required by MN LPC licensure requirements, is built into the program, enabling students to practice their skills under close supervision prior to entering the field officially. Before enrolling in this program students should consult the rules and regulations regarding Professional Licensed Counseling for the particular state that they wish to practice in, to insure that the program fulfills the requirements of their state.
Faculty with the highest academic degrees, and significant counseling experience, lead the online courses and brief residencies. The coursework includes multi-modal educational components, collaborative activities, and mock counseling opportunities that mirror real-life situations. By interacting with peers and faculty within Crown’s online environment, students acquire counseling knowledge and skills that are critical to professional success.
The online Master’s Degree in Counseling program reflects Crown’s academic integrity as one of the “Top 10 Online Christian Colleges.” Crown’s easy-to-use online learning environment allows students the freedom and flexibility to complete coursework at their convenience. Students will graduate with counseling skills that have immediate application in their current and future professional endeavors.
Crown’s tuition is priced competitively lower than similar accredited institutions. In fact, 98 percent of Crown’s students receive student loans, scholarships or financial aid for graduate students.
Counseling (M.A.) Courses
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Crown College has designed the online M.A. in Counseling Program to provide graduates with an understanding of the complexity and multifaceted nature of the helping relationship, as well as, to recognize and appreciate diversity and embrace a cross-cultural approach to counseling. Graduates of this program will be able to work in a variety of settings, including the following:
Health and welfare ministries
Mental health agencies
An Affordable Online College Education.
Earning your degree online makes sense. It’s convenient and provides an invaluable advantage to your future success. And at Crown College, it’s affordable. Crown is one of the 10 most affordable Christian colleges in the Midwest. With 98 percent of our students receiving some form of financial aid, we will work with you to figure out the best financial aid package available.
Financial aid is funding made available by the federal government, state government, private entities and Crown. Crown College’s School of Online Studies and Graduate School programs participate in the Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant and Federal Direct Stafford Loans to help finance your education.
Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the government form used to help assess a family’s financial strength. Crown’s school code for FAFSA is: 002383. Students must apply for financial aid each year to be considered for funding.
Tuition and Fees
For a list of the Online and Graduate School’s current tuition and fees, please click here.