Counseling MA

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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

Total - 60 Credits

*COU electives vary by semester. Students should consult an advisor about COU course options.

Three-Year Program Plan for the Counseling Program

Block D (Spring Semester)

Block E (Third Year)

Block Sequence:

Students starting in the Fall: A, B, C, D, E

Students starting in the Spring: B, A, C, D, E

To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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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:

Counseling centers

Church ministries

Health and welfare ministries

Hospital programs

Mental health agencies

Parachurch ministries

Private practices

  • Tuition

    Graduate School (GS) Tuition

    Online Graduate 2018-2019 Costs

    Tuition Per Credit (except MBA Program) $530
    Block Tuition 10-15 Credits (except MBA Program) $5,725 per semester
    MBA Program Tuition Per Credit $545
    Application Fee $25
    Technology Fee $130 per semester

    Online Graduate 2017-2018 Costs

    Tuition Per Credit (except MBA Program) $510
    Block Tuition 10-15 Credits (except MBA Program) $5,410 per semester
    MBA Program Tuition Per Credit $530
    Application Fee $25
    Technology Fee $125 per semester

    Check Course Catalog for any additional fees related to your specific program.

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