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Master of Arts - PCC (Clinical Track)

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling (Clinical Track) provides academic and professional training needed in order for persons to provide ministerial support and counseling to individuals, couples and families within diverse settings. In conjunction with The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago the program provides the academic course work and clinical practicum required to sit for licensure as a professional counselor in the state of Illinois.

Broadly, the degree program is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to effectively integrate theology and pastoral education (inclusive of, but not limited to the study of human development, crisis intervention and counseling, and pathology) into their ministerial practice.


Admission Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university;
  • A grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Proficiency in the English language. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to give evidence of such competence (demonstrated by a TOEFL score).


A completed application consists of:

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 letters of reference
  • In-person interview
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • $75 application fee
  • Background check (conducted by the seminary, may take up to two weeks to complete)
  • Additional financial and church documents are required of international students in order to satisfy internal and federal requirements. 


MA Pastoral Care and Counseling Degree - 60 semester hours
MAPCC - Degree Grid

Designated Field Courses -  20 Semester Hrs  
Bible 8 Hrs
Church History                                                                     3 Hrs
Theology & Ethics 6 Hrs
Theory & Practice of Ministry 3 Hrs


Pastoral Care and Counseling - 24 Semester Hrs        
Pastoral Care and Counseling  


Clinical Training (Taken at CRPC) - 18 Semester Hrs     
Pastoral Care and Counseling                                        


Integrative Courses - 1 Semester Hr                                  
Integrative Seminar 1 Hr
Clinical Pastoral Education 0 Hr

Open Electives - 6 Semester Hrs

Cross-Cultural Education
Students live in a world of differences, cross-cultural in terms of ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, religion, ideology, gender, and nationality. Cross-cultural dimensions are intrinsically part of the whole curriculum at Garrett-Evangelical. Students complete a cross-cultural requirement both to gain a deepened awareness of the cultural and religious world of ministry and a heightened awareness of their own cultural context and personal identity. Students may meet this requirement through a variety of means (courses, travel courses, field education, independent studies, and/or exchange programs).

Continuing Evaluations
In consultation with advisors, students develop, update, and review a portfolio that cumulatively expresses student development through the curriculum. It includes a variety of materials (e.g., written course materials, external evaluations, field education reports, interviews, examinations) appropriate to expected degree learning outcomes.

Center of Religion and Psychotherapy

For licensure, students must complete work at The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy. Students are encouraged to concurrently apply to Garrett-Evangelical's MAPPC (Clinical Track) and CRPC's program. While students can do each program independently, both must be completed for licensure. 

The CRPC is a not-for-profit organization offering psychotherapy and pastoral counseling for adults and adolescents, individuals and couples, since 1965. It is fully accredited as a clinical and educational site by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Staff members are licensed by the state of Illinois, and have been trained both in psychodynamic psychotherapy and in the engagement of the spiritual and religious dynamics of human experience.


UMC Logo Garrett-Evangelical, a seminary related to
The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.