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Resources: Schools Offering Training in Christian Counseling


Schools Offering Training in Christian Counseling


To the best of our knowledge, the following institutions meet the criteria at the end of this list and are suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in counseling. However, inclusion doesn’t imply an endorsement of any specific program.

Abilene Christian University

Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, Nyack College 

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Azusa Pacific University                

Bethel University

Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology

Baylor University   

Colorado Christian University

Covenant Theological Seminary

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Theological Seminary

Denver Seminary

Evangel University

Fuller Theological Seminary

Geneva College

George Fox University

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Grace College and Seminary

Harding University

Huntington University

Indiana Wesleyan University

John Brown University

Lancaster Bible College

Liberty University

Mid-American Nazarene University

Moody Theological Seminary

Northwest University

Oral Roberts University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Reformed Theological Seminary

Regent University               

Richmont Graduate University

Seattle Pacific University

Southeastern University          

Southern Nazarene University

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Spring Arbor

Trevecca Nazarene University

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Vanguard University

Wheaton College

Criteria for inclusion:


  1. Institutions granting at least the Master of Arts degree in psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy
  2. Official accreditation status by regional and national accrediting bodies
  3. Existence of the program(s) for at least one year
  4. Acceptable standards for admission into the program(s)
  5. Programs whose practicum and internship site includes Christian settings
  6. High level of preparation for state licensure
  7. Institutions which employ an evangelical Christian mission statement
  8. High level of faculty commitment to the integration of psychological theory and biblical truth