The Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling degree seeks to prepare individuals to be effective counselors and servants of the Lord Jesus Christ who integrate Christian values and beliefs into their work with clients from a multicultural and pluralistic society. Consistent with the mission of Winebrenner, students will incorporate the Christian principles of practicing generosity, seeking wholeness, and living missionally while also adhering to the counseling profession’s standards. The program is designed to equip men and women to work in multiple settings (e.g. private practice, community mental health agencies, hospitals, government, and business settings) where they can help bring spiritual, emotional, and psychological wellness into people’s lives. The objectives of the MACC program are to deliver a high, quality education required by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and to prepare students to meet the requirements of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFTB) to become licensed as Professional Counselors.
General theological education requirements (9 credit hours):
Old Testament Foundations*
New Testament Foundations*
A Survey of Christian Theology
*Students may test out of OT Foundations and/or NT Foundations by passing a preliminary Bible exam
MACC requirements (60 credit hours):
Introduction to Clinical Mental Health
Human Growth and Development
Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders
Assessment in Counseling
Research and Evaluation
Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Evaluation of Mental and Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders
Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I
Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II
MACC Electives (6 hours)
Foundations for Seminary Studies
1. Submit an Application for Admission.
2. Submit a $30 application fee.
3. Demonstrate a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and submit transcripts from all schools where academic credit was earned.
4. Submit the Affidavit of Good Moral Character (click here to download the form). This form must be signed in the presence of a notary. Shari Buis, Winebrenner Registrar, is a Notary Public and is available to notarize this form if you need or desire it. You may contact Shari at 419-434-4245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Provide three recommendations (click here to download the form).
6. Participate in an interview with program director which includes an extemporaneous writing sample (this interview will be scheduled following the submission of all other documents).
7. Provide a current curriculum vitae (via email to email@example.com).
Winebrenner Theological Seminary serves God’s mission of reconciliation in changing the world by preparing servant leaders of the Lord Jesus Christ for effective ministry in the Church and the world.