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Counseling

Messenger College provides a residential learning platform for students to gain knowledge and experience in counseling. The Counseling program prepares students for relational ministry in the world and the church. This degree focuses on preparing students for counseling in a pastoral setting, and further graduate work in the professional field of school counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health care counseling. 

Program Goals

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:

1. Effectively evaluate the major concepts of psychology and counseling and the relationship of
each to the Christian faith.
2. Display progressive competency in the major concepts of counseling.
3. Demonstrate academic competence in preparation for advanced study by successful
completion of a counseling capstone course.
4. Successfully apply and assess, and adapt if needed, the knowledge and techniques of
counseling in a supervised field practicum.
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What can I do with this major? 

  • Pastoral Counselor

  • Graduate Student (Social Work, School Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, etc.) 

  • Director of Student Services

  • Human Resource Assistant

  • Travel and Hospitality Liaison

  • Communications Facilitator

  • Client Advocate

  • Mental Healthcare Technician

  • Social Work Technician

  • Case Management Assistant

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant 

  • Non-profit Worker 

  • Career Counselor

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Meredith Ivey

Counseling Program Chair

"I love teaching and hope that the students also love learning and use the knowledge they gain at Messenger College to grow in their service to the Lord."