Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Students completing the 61-hour Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree are prepared and qualified to begin the process of acquiring their LCMHC (License in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or to pursue doctoral studies in counseling. Post-graduate clinical requirements, including an examination, must be met before obtaining licensure.

Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in one of the graduate programs at Grace, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

  • A baccalaureate degree*
  • Undergraduate GPA: minimum 3.0
  • Complete the application process
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Background Check
  • International Applicants: All application pieces must be received by the Graduate & Adult Enrollment Office by June 1

*It is highly recommended, but not required for applicants to have taken and passed at least two courses in the Behavioral Health Science disipline (i.e. Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Counseling) before their time in the Grace Graduate School in Counseling.


Application deadline: August 1
After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Paper application fee: include a $30 non-refundable application fee with your application. To avoid this fee, apply online!

Unless otherwise specified, submit the requested information to:
Grace College
Office of Graduate & Adult Enrollment
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, Indiana 46590
Fax: 574.372.5120


One personal reference and one professional reference is required. Complete the top portion of each form and forward them to qualified individuals (not relatives) who know you well. This should be returned by your reference person directly to our Graduate and Adult Enrollment Office.


Please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Office of Graduate & Adult Enrollment (address above).  A CV elaborates on education to a greater degree than a résumé and includes a listing of any professional history including employment, academic credential, publication, contribution or significant achievement.


Please go to http://www.checkcriminalbackgrounds.com and click on "national" to request a criminal background check. This document may not automatically be sent to you. If the electronic report is made available to you when you submit your information online, please save or print it and then email to mac@grace.edu. You can also mail a copy to the Graduate and Adult Enrollment Office (address above).


After receiving all of your application pieces, the Graduate Department of Counseling will contact you to schedule a personal interview with one of our faculty members.


Tuition Deposit

Submit your Tuition Deposit
A deposit of $250 is required of all graduate students accepting admission to Grace College.

Pre-Deposit
Applicant Name:

 

2014 - 2015 Tuition and Costs

  • Per credit hour $537
  • Hybrid online add $125 tech fee per course
  • Per audit hour $176

*A minimum enrollment is required for each class. If a class does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, Grace College & Seminary reserves the right to cancel the class at the time that it is typically offered.

Questions?

Email Graduate Admissions or call 877-607-0012.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Checklist

Male citizens of the U.S. and male immigrant aliens 18 through 25 years old must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System to be eligible for federal student loans and grants. Men can register at any post office or register online.

  • Apply and be accepted for admission to Grace College.
  • The FAFSA must be completed and mailed to the government as soon as possible after January 1st. Grace's Federal School Code is 001800. June 30th is the deadline.
  • File the FAFSA form online (preferred for Indiana residents).
  • Apply for one of our scholarships.
  • Documents or clarifying information requested by Grace College’s Office of Student Financial Aid Services must be submitted within 30 days by the student and/or parent. Notify the Student Financial Aid Office if you will be receiving any outside sources of financial aid.
  • Upon receiving the Student Aid Notification letter from Grace College, the student must carefully follow all the instructions that are listed.

Additional information about student financial aid may be secured by contacting:

Grace College & Seminary
Office of Student Financial Aid Services
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590
Telephone: 1-800-54-GRACE

Scholarship and Loan Repayment Opportunities

Unclassified Students

If you are currently enrolled in or have graduated from a CACREP-accredited counseling program, please submit your transcript from that institution to macslg@grace.edu.

Please be aware that unclassified students may take nine (9) credits from the following courses.

  • Theological Foundations of Counseling (CPY5050)
  • Foundations of Mental Health (CPY5100)
  • Prayer and Counseling (CPY5450)
  • Social and Cultural Issues (CPY6500)
  • Personality and Counseling Theories (CPY5200)
  • Lifestyle and Career Counseling (CPY6600)
  • Human Growth and Development (CPY6400)
  • Research and Statistics (CPY5590)
  • Psychotherapy and Trauma (CPY5500)
  • Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents (CPY5380)
  • Marriage and Family Counseling (CPY5150)
  • Addictions Counseling (CPY5650)
  • Psychopathology (CPY5250)
  • Gender and Sexuality (CPY5750)
  • Psychological Testing and Measurement (CPY5690)

Questions?

Email the Office of Student Financial Aid or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6162.