About Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling Dual Degree

A dual degree student will graduate with two master's degrees in less time than it would take to complete those degrees individually. The dual degree Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling combines the theological, biblical, and pastoral training of a Master of Divinity with the psychologically and spiritually grounded professional counseling training of the Master of Arts in Counseling degree.

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the dual-degree program, students must be accepted to both the Master of Divinity program and the Master of Arts in Counseling program. Students may fill out one application for both programs. Applicants are strongly encouraged to communicate how they will integrate the two degrees in their essay. They must also choose an academic reference, a pastoral reference, and a professional reference. Applications for the MDiv/MAC dual degree are requested by March 1. Applications may be accepted after this date.

Degree Requirements (120 credits)

The dual degree advisor will work with each student on a case-by-case basis to determine which course substitutions are more suitable in light of schedule constraints and individual needs.

Students will generally spend two full years in the Master of Arts in Counseling program. The sequencing of the seminary studies will be decided on an individual basis.