Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

With a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, students learn to apply clinical training, biblical insight and spiritual integration to the counseling profession—including individual, family, marital, premarital, child and adolescent. The program is designed to prepare you for provisional licensure as a mental health counselor in the State of Illinois.

This degree prepares you to effectively practice as a professional counselor in a wide variety of career settings, including local public agencies, private practices, mental health facilities, chaplaincies and church counseling centers. 


Learn from faculty mentors who offer academic excellence and clinic experience in a variety of counseling disciplines to shape your biblical education and training. You will partner with your advisor on internships and program course decisions.

Watch below to meet Dr. Deborah Gorton or view her faculty profile here.


You’ll be able to take classes when it’s most convenient for you. Our courses are designed to be flexible to meet your needs. 

Download the current M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program plan.


A Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $420 per credit hour (price subject to change per academic year). Our scholarships and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. Some students may also be able to receive advanced standing credit and finish the program in fewer semesters.

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