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Master's in Counseling Psychology

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

With a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, students learn to apply clinical training, biblical insight and spiritual integration to the counseling profession—including individual, family, marital, premarital, child and adolescent.

This degree prepares you to serve Christ in a wide array of counseling-related ministries. Become a Christian counselor or clinical therapist. Serve as a church ministry leader, in a local agency or in private practice.

This program equips you for professional licensure and enables you to complete 12 to 15 months of supervised practicum and internship experience.


Learn from faculty mentors with expertise in a variety of counseling disciplines. Each professor has the academic knowledge and clinical experience to equip you with the skills you need to be a successful counselor.

Dr. John Restum has training in both clinical psychology and theology, bringing an integration of both to his classroom and clinic work. Professionally, Dr. Restum provides clinical consultation with the Wayne County Sheriff and Detroit Police Departments. 

Dr. James Wood has taught and counseled at Christian schools, hospitals, churches and missions organizations. Additionally, he has maintained a private clinical practice for over 15 years.

Program Plan

You’ll be able to take classes when it’s most convenient for you. Our courses are designed to be flexible to meet your needs.

Click here to download the current M.A. in Counseling Psychology program plan.


Eligibility for Licensure (LLP, LPC)

The Masters in Counseling Psychology program at Moody Bible Institute is designed to meet the licensure standards set by the state of Michigan for a Limited Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Moody Bible Institute cannot determine whether a particular licensure program meets the requirements outside of Michigan. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements or guidelines for reciprocity.

Financial Aid

A Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $495 per credit hour (price subject to change per academic year). Our scholarships and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. You may also qualify for a Federal Loan.

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