Do you have questions to be answered before pursuing a Christian Counseling degree? Here are the top 7 questions we are asked about our distance-learning Christian Counseling Degree Programs:
1. How long does it take to complete the program?
Answer: Because the program is modular, pay as you go and completely home study, the truthful answer is how hard is the student willing to work? We have had students complete the MA program in approximately a year and the PhD program in fourteen months.
We encourage them to schedule their study sessions like appointments and not just do them when there is time left over. I completed the bulk of my studies during lunch at work when I would find a quiet place to eat and study.
2. Do I get a state license?
Answer: The licensing is with the NCCA and is at the clinical pastoral counselor level. Each state has it’s own licensing requirements that typically involves university courses and credits. Our degrees are seminary degrees and most useful typically in church/ministry environments.
3. What college/seminary do I get my degree from?
Answer: There is a list of NCCA seminaries one our website that the student can choose from.
4. Are there jobs available when I graduate?
Answer: Each student should be sure of their calling to the counseling ministry. Within that context, they are encouraged to explore opportunities in their own church, other churches and counseling centers. Many elect to set up their own counseling practice.
5. Can I get credit for past courses taken?
Answer: The N.C.C.A. is a membership and licensure organization and as such credentials its members based on our own curriculum rather than upon outside curriculum.
6. I don’t have a BA degree. How do I get a Masters?
7. Do you have financial aid?
Answer: We do not financial aid programs available ourselves and the students are encouraged to explore those on their own. We have made the program as affordable as possible by segmenting them into modules that typically cost between $700 and $900 each. We also have an “Easy Go” option which allows students to purchase one course at a time, for as low as $297 each.