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Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

Applicants within a reasonable driving distance of our campus in Findlay, Ohio, are encourage to apply for the MACC as described below.

Applicants who desire Winebrenner’s distance program may click the following for additional information: MACC National program.

Become the Counselor You Were Designed to Be

You are a Christian with deep compassion for people. You wish to serve your community as a professionally trained, licensed counselor.

Our Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling program is for you. The program prepares you to be an effective clinical mental health counselor who integrates Christian values and worldview into your service to clients. Inquire today.

Program Description

The program is designed to equip men and women to work in multiple settings (i.e. 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 Programs (CACREP), and to prepare students to meet the requirements of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSW&MFTB) to become licensed as professional Clinical Mental Health Counselors.

Career Paths

〉 Licensed Professional Counselor
〉 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
〉 Higher Education Counselor
〉 Drug & Alcohol Counselor
〉 Addictions Counselor
〉 Director of Human Services Agency
〉 Geriatric Counselor

CACREP Accredited

Winebrenner Theological Seminary is accredited by CACREP through March 31, 2026. This accreditation status recognizes the educational quality of the program and allows graduates to apply for licensure in the State of Ohio. Winebrenner’s status can be confirmed at https://www.cacrep.org/program/auto-draft-150/

Winebrenner Theological Seminary is also fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada.


Upon completion of the MACC degree, you will meet the requirements to take the licensure exam. Students from states other than Ohio should contact the Program Director to discuss state eligibility. Inquire today.


Program Contact Info

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling
950 North Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840

Dr. Kelli Jo Arndt

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Course Requirements

The MACC program is comprised of 69 credit hours of traditional counseling courses including 9 credit hours of general theology courses.


General Theological Education

General Theological Education Requirements (9 credit hours): 



Ministerial Person 

Other formational course 


Biblical Studies (Choose one) 

Old Testament Foundations 

New Testament Foundations 


Christian Thought (Choose One) 

TH 6900.1-99 Specialized Studies in Systematic Theology 

Other Christian Thought course (upon approval of the Academic Dean)

Core Counseling Courses

MACC Requirements (60 credit hours): 

Introduction to Clinical Mental Health 

Counseling Theories 

Helping Skills 

Human Growth and Development 

Group Counseling 

Career Counseling 

Multicultural Counseling 

Family Relations 

Addictions and Counseling 

Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling 

Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders 

Research and Evaluation 


Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders 

Personality Assessment 

Counseling Children and Adolescents 

Counseling the Dying and Grieving 

Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Internship I in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Internship II in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Admission Process

Featured Student: Maddy Mooney

Featured Alumnus: Angie Swonger

When God called Angie Swonger into Winebrenner’s Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC) program, she was not at all the “traditional, straight-out-of-university” graduate student. Having already taught in the public school system for over 20 years, Angie was serving in her local church as an ordained pastor (Church of God, Anderson).

It was 2015 when her senior pastor approached her about the new counseling program Winebrenner had launched. His affirmation of Angie’s gifts combined with God’s inner promptings moved Angie to investigate what Winebrenner was offering. 

Once she was confident that Winebrenner’s MACC program was for her, Angie prayed… Read Angie’s full story…