The Master of Christian Counseling Program (MCC) is designed to give the student a solid background in Christian Counseling, and incorporates programs which will allow for National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) licensure. The degree is worth 40 semester hours of credit. We strive to create affordable Christian counseling programs and offer structured payment plans to ensure every student can continue to follow their calling and passion. 

Each student will be assigned a mentor to help him or her throughout the program. This mentor will assist with in-class learning sessions, and will also grade each section of work completed by the student.

NCCA courses include study materials.

NCCA Core Courses… $395

NCCA Advanced Courses… $358

APS Reports… $33 each

NCCA courses require one to two proctored exams. Arno Profile System (APS) Reports are $30 each, with a total of 25 APS reports required. APS reports are tests that provide a personal client inventory. NCCA membership fees are $50 per year, and the background check is $100.

CTS courses cost $328 per each.

Text Books: As required. Thesis: $400 (compilation of APS case studies)

Approx. Total Cost w/o Books: $5007. (Less NCCA fees)

Prior to applying for licensure, all students should be commissioned, licensed or ordained. CTS can help with this process. NCCA’s Certification/Licensure Program is not to be confused with state licensure. Most states have regulatory laws governing the practice of psychology. Many states also have laws governing the practice of general counseling. States recognize that counseling is one of the responsibilities of the church and its clergy. For this reason, the state does not interfere with the ministry of counseling as long as the counseling is provided under the following conditions: The counselor is ordained, commissioned or licensed, and the counseling service is provided by, and represented, as a Christian or pastoral counselor.

Note: NCCA licensure is an option. It is not required for graduation from Colorado Theological Seminary.

CC 500 Creation Therapy

This course provides an in-depth program of the theory of temperament and provides the historical, scientific and biblical basis for this theory. This course introduces a fifth temperament and the behavioral patterns of each temperament with three behavioral areas: Inclusion, Control, and Affection.

CC 501 Basic Christian Counseling

This course will cover, on DVD, an overview of the “Big Eight” (types of secular counseling and therapeutic methods). In addition, the student will be taught the difference between Christian and secular counseling, goals, techniques, and several other important topics, such as the dangers and pitfalls of counseling.

CC 505 Christian Psychology & Counseling

The candidate will be provided with general information regarding basic theories concerning historical systems of psychology, counseling, biblical theories of counseling, and the utilization of NCCA’s counseling model, Temperament Theory.

GCCS 523 Counseling for Change

This course deals with self-awareness and change. It gives a biblical perspective on how to change the circumstances in one’s life. It discusses counseling and the Church, as well as counseling in the community. It specifically deals with: anxiety, loneliness, depression, anger, and guilt throughout various life stages.

CC 507 Temperament Case Studies

The candidate will learn firsthand the counseling model with which the NCCA members and graduates counsel. These case studies utilize the counseling method taught by NCCA, and they also incorporate other testing instruments with this model.

CC 508 Counseling the Codependent

The candidate will be provided with specialized training regarding codependency, known as Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy. This training incorporates the counseling model taught by the NCCA to ensure full compliance.

GCCS 530 Marriage Counseling

This course begins with premarital counseling and continues through problems that exist within marriage, taking a look at Biblical marriage models. It will give tips on choosing the right mate, the effects of premarital counseling, marriage problems, and working through marital conflicts.

GCCS 550 Christian Counseling I

This course gives an overall view of many problems that believers face, and how the counselor can help. It briefly discusses the different uses of Christian Counseling. The course is divided into four sections; The Counselor, Personal Issues, Interpersonal Issues, and Family Issues.

GCCS 560 Christian Counseling II

This course is a continuation of Christian Counseling I. It gives further details of problems that are found in the personal lives of believers, and also it show problems and possible resolutions of a dysfunctional family unit. It is divided into three main parts; Identity Issues, Developmental Issues, and Additional Issues not covered by the other two topics.

CC 506 Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament

The candidate will be provided with specific information regarding stress, anger, and guilt, with the emphasis on the need to develop family relationships. This course utilizes the NCCA’s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.

Our online courses will help develop and educate students to be properly equipped. Enroll today to earn your Christian Counseling degree, even online!