MA Counseling

Residential: Sioux Falls

The two-year Master of Arts in Counseling is an integrative program that prepares students to think psychologically and theologically about their work as therapists.  The robust program allows students to pursue work in the areas of counseling, marriage & family therapy, child & adolescent behavior, mental health counseling, and more.  Students will gain understanding of concepts and discuss practical uses in counseling, participate in supervisory experiences, and be mentored.  Upon graduation, students will be prepared to enter professional settings as quality therapists or to pursue doctoral studies.  Student may pursue licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) or a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) by receiving their Master of Arts in Counseling degree and then completing the necessary clinical contact, supervision hours, and licensing examination as a postgraduate.

The program has a strong supervised clinical component.  At our on-site training clinic, students develop their therapy skills while meeting the needs of clients from the community.  Supervision is provided by the licensed mental health professionals at Sioux Falls Psychological Services, a counseling service owned and operated by Sioux Falls Seminary.

Download: Master of Arts in Counseling Program Sheet

Requirements for Graduation

  • Satisfactory completion of 61 semester hours which includes completion of a 600-hour internship that meets CACREP standards
  • Maintenance of a 3.0 grade point average
  • Recommendation of faculty