Master of Arts

in Counseling

(MAC)

Christian counselors are the professionals who people turn to for guidance, support, and direction; counselors are lights in a dark and fallen world. In many cases God has gifted these counselors with the spiritual gifts of exhortation, discernment, wisdom and mercy. The Master of Arts in Counseling is a professional degree which builds upon God’s gifting and calling, allowing the counselor to shepherd individuals and families through difficult times.

See Admission Requirements.

Now accepting students into our new MA in Counseling-Licensure Track and MA in Counseling-Ministry Track.
For more information, contact Dr. Scott Floyd, Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Program.

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Counseling degree facilitates students to develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to provide counseling services in churches, counseling centers, and in a wide array of community agencies. The MA in Counseling-Licensure Track allows graduates to pursue state counseling licensure in Texas. The MA in Counseling-Ministry track prepares graduates to do counseling in churches or in other areas of ministry where licensure is not required.

MA in Counseling – Licensure Track

Total Units Required: 76
Course Completion Guide

Designed for those desiring LPC licensure in Texas. This 76-hour track assists students in obtaining all the academic and practicum requirements for LPC licensure in Texas and meets the new academic and hour requirements implemented by the state on August 1, 2017.

Courses
Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
CORE COURSES - 16 Hours
GatewayBHCTI—50002
Old Testament (Choose 1 of 3)SWBLI—5111, 5112, 51132
New Testament (Choose 1 of 3)SWBLI—5211, 5212, 52132
Biblical InterpretationSWBIT—51112
Christian Theology IFHBTH—51112
Baptist HeritageFHCHS—52112
Leadership in MinistryMFLDS—51112
Christian Disciplines or Christian Worship (choose 1)WMWOR—5211, 51112
COUNSELING CORE COURSES - 45 Hours
Spirituality and CounselingMFPSY—55113
Personality and Counseling TheoryMFPSY—55123
Basic Skills in Christian CounselingMFPSY—55133
Premarital and Marriage CounselingMFPSY—55143
Counseling Ethics IMFPSY—55173
Human Growth and DevelopmentMFPSY—55213
Abnormal PsychologyMFPSY—55223
Group Dynamics and CounselingMFPSY—55233
Research and StatisticsMFPSY—55243
Testing and AssessmentMFPSY—55253
Vocational GuidanceMFPSY—55263
Counseling and Addictive ProcessesMFPSY—55283
Counseling Ethics IIMFPSY—55313
Cross-Cultural CounselingMFPSY—55323
PsychopathologyMFPSY—55353
COUNSELING PRACTICUM - 12 Hours
Practicum IMFPSY—55413
Practicum IIMFPSY—55423
Practicum IIIMFPSY—55433
Clinical Training/InternshipMFPSY—55443
COUNSELING ELECTIVES – CHOOSE 3 Hours FROM THE FOLLOWING
Family Systems and TherapyMFPSY—55273
Counseling and Human SexualityMFPSY—55333
Crisis and Trauma CounselingMFPSY—55153
Therapy with Children & AdolescentsMFPSY—55343
Family Min & Counslg in the ChurchMFPSY—55163
Total Units:76

MA in Counseling – Ministry Track

Total Units Required: 58
Course Completion Guide

Designed for those who want a counseling degree, but desire to use it in ministry settings where licensure is not required. This 58-hour track provides a substantive counseling degree, but does not require some of the technical, upper-level courses that are necessary for licensure.

Courses
Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
CORE COURSES - 16 Hours
GatewayBHCTI—50002
Old Testament (Choose 1 of 3)SWBLI—5111, 5112, 51132
New Testament (Choose 1 of 3)SWBLI—5211, 5212, 52132
Biblical InterpretationSWBIT—51112
Christian Theology IFHBTH—51112
Baptist HeritageFHCHS—52112
Leadership in MinistryMFLDS—51112
Christian Disciplines or Christian Worship (choose 1)WMWOR—5211, 51112
COUNSELING CORE COURSES - 30 Hours
Spirituality and CounselingMFPSY—55113
Personality and Counseling TheoryMFPSY—55123
Basic Skills in Christian CounselingMFPSY—55133
Premarital and Marriage CounselingMFPSY—55143
Counseling Ethics IMFPSY—55173
Human Growth and DevelopmentMFPSY—55213
Abnormal PsychologyMFPSY—55223
Group Dynamics and CounselingMFPSY—55233
Cross-Cultural CounselingMFPSY—55323
Counseling Ethics IIMFPSY—55313
COUNSELING PRACTICUM - 9 Hours
Practicum IMFPSY—55413
Practicum IIMFPSY—55423
Practicum IIIMFPSY—55433
COUNSELING ELECTIVES – CHOOSE 3 Hours FROM THE FOLLOWING
Testing and AssessmentMFPSY—55253
Vocational GuidanceMFPSY—55263
Family Systems and TherapyMFPSY—55273
Counseling and Human SexualityMFPSY—55333
Therapy with Children & AdolescentsMFPSY—55343
Family Min & Counslg in the ChurchMFPSY—55163
Research and StatisticsMFPSY—55243
PsychopathologyMFPSY—55353
Counseling and Addictive ProcessesMFPSY—55283
Total Units:58

Facts & Figures

Units Required - Licensure Track

Units Required - Ministry Track

Avg Years

Cost per Unit

Scott Floyd

Scott Floyd

Director

Dr. Floyd has served as a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, and Howard Payne University. Dr. Floyd is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Approved Supervisor) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the author of Crisis Counseling: A Guide for Pastors and Professionals (Kregel). He also leads the counseling ministry of Gambrell Street Baptist Church.

Phone: (972) 580-7600, Ext. 39

Email: sfloyd@bhcarroll.edu

Interested in the Master of Arts in Counseling program?

The support system between the staff and other students encouraged me during my time at Carroll. Classmates and teachers truly care not only about success but about the person they are interacting with. Carroll became a place I could go to seek academic help, but also prayers for life outside of the classroom. Carroll gave me great friends, mentors, and a network that expands far beyond a zoom session.

The support of the professors is very encouraging! They have allowed life to happen and been gracious to make accommodations. They understood the many roles we have other than being a student. I am grateful that the professors did not ask me to sacrifice my family in order to finish my degree but I was also pushed and challenged to grow.