School of Counseling
Richmont Graduate University School of Counseling provides graduate programs that integrate counselor education and Christian faith. We are committed to academic and clinical excellence through educating counselors to be spiritually sensitive practitioners.
Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Integration
The Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Integration (MS) degree was created for individuals who already possess a clinical degree and desire to integrate their faith in their practice as clinicians, or for pastors who want more training in applied counseling but without the clinical sequence of the CMHC program. Although this degree is not designed to lead to licensure as a counselor, MS graduates may pursue further study in counseling elsewhere or use this training to supplement training received at another institution.
The Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Integration
Equips students to understand the methods and models of integrating counseling and Christian theology, enabling them to address spirituality issues in the counseling room in ways consistent with professional ethics
Provides students with experiential knowledge of integrating their faith and profession in their personal lives
Empowers students to bring relevant information from the traditional theological areas of biblical studies and church history to their counseling, thus preparing them to distinguish between spiritual versus psychological problems
The Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Integration curriculum consists of a minimum of 32 semester hours.
Personal and Spiritual Life of the Counselor
Relating Faith and Spirituality in Counseling
Faith Traditions with Implications for Counseling
Theodicy and Trauma Counseling
Biblical Interpretation and Application for Counselors
Integrative Theology for Counselors
Counseling and Spirituality Integration Elective
Foundations in Counseling
Psychopathology: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders
Helping Relationships for Pastoral Care
Crisis Response and Intervention
Human Sexuality: A Therapeutic Integration
Family Systems Theory
Human Growth and Development
School of Counseling Faculty
Take the First Step Toward a Career in Mental Health Counseling
The cost of the program is $740 per credit hour + applicable fees.
Richmont wants to help make your education goals a reality, so please inquire about financial aid opportunities.