RTS Master of Arts in Counseling Applications Open for 2022 Cohort

Reformed Theological Seminary is now accepting applications for admission to the 2022 Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) cohorts at the Jackson and Orlando campuses. Candidates may participate in one of two review cycles in the fall or spring. The application deadlines for the fall and spring review cycles are November 1, 2021, and February 14, 2022, respectively.

The MAC program exists to train distinctly Christian and exceptionally competent licensed professional counselors. The 78-credit curriculum integrates professional counseling coursework and clinical experience with a Reformed theological foundation, equipping graduates to counsel both churched and non-churched populations in multicultural and pluralistic societies.

Dr. Jim Hurley, Director of the MAC program, remarked, “Each summer, we welcome up to 24 new students at each campus. We spend two years with them, teaching them in the classroom and training them to be counselors in the clinic. Students carefully study biblical truth (God’s Word) and its relationship to things learned from studying God’s creation (psychology) as they gain knowledge and skills needed to become licensed professional counselors (LPC).”

By learning in cohorts, MAC students build long-lasting relationships with their future colleagues. “There’s a lot of interaction both with the faculty and supervisors as well as within the cohort,” shared Dr. Elizabeth Pennock, Professor of Counseling at RTS Orlando.

Due to the limited enrollment of each cohort, applicants who desire to secure a spot in the 2022 cohort are encouraged to participate in the fall review cycle. The review process consists of two phases. First, applicants submit an online application, references, transcripts, and an online background check by the application deadline. Second, the MAC faculty review these applications and invite applicants to participate in a program interview.

To speak with an admissions counselor about how the MAC program might meet your vocational goals, please request more information at https://rts.edu/admissions/contact-admissions/.