Program Overview

Clarks Summit University offers a Master of Science in Counseling for students and professionals who want to become counselors and leaders in ministry who can act as guides for those who are in need. Students will prepare for professional counseling careers and will be able to apply for licensure as a professional counselor, as well as work as a professional in the ministry or as a counselor to the clergy.  Students will learn about the psychological and sociological aspects to counseling as they learn the principles and practices of guiding others in need.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical background and history of counseling, to demonstrate an understanding of the psychological aspects of counseling, including counseling those with developmental or psychological issues, to demonstrate an understanding of the professional attitudes and behaviors of counselors, and to prepare students for licensing and accreditation as a professional counselor.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    A bachelors degree is required.

    School Overview

    The original Clarks Summit University campus began as an undergraduate school in 1932 in Johnson City, NY. Growth demanded a new campus, and in 1968 the campus relocated to Clarks Summit, PA. The Seminary program began in the 1970s, followed by the introduction of graduate studies in 1989. The private, not-for-profit college awards degrees ranging from a one-year Bible certificate and Associate’s degrees to Master’s and Doctorate programs. Clarks Summit University supports a mission focused on the "excellence in biblical higher education for effectiveness in global Christian leadership."

    While students have the opportunity to complete on-campus degrees, the institution also promotes the Online Bible College, along with the Online Graduate and Online Seminary schools offering distance education. Through the Online Bible College, students can pursue degrees in Bible and worldview studies. Through BBC Online Graduate Studies, students can complete master's degrees in fields such as education, counseling, and Bible.​ Other graduate degrees may be earned in hybrid formats.

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