The Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling (MAPCC) offers a distinctively interdisciplinary pastoral care and counseling training program designed to produce highly skilled, critical, reflective, compassionate, and socially engaged practitioners-scholars with a robust and evolving sense of pastoral identity. Students will be equipped to integrate theology with psychological theories to address human suffering and facilitate the healing and flourishing of persons and communities.
Garrett was the one seminary that offered exactly what I was looking for in terms of an education in pastoral care and counseling that would lead me toward licensed mental health counseling. Most importantly, when I visited, the community proved to be a place where I was safe to bring all of who I am into the space as I learn and grow.
Rachel Shepherd, MAPCC
The MAPCC program is a graduate degree focused on integrating theology with psychological theories to address human suffering and facilitate the healing and flourishing of persons and communities.
To meet your specific vocational goals and needs, Garrett offers 2 tracks for MAPCC students.
This track is best suited for students interested in various forms of chaplaincy or spiritual care work outside of a professional counseling setting.
This track is best suited for students who are interested in licensure as a professional counselor.
As a teacher, scholar, and clinician, it is my intention to create an atmosphere of hospitality and curiosity and to encourage religious imagination in spaces of teaching and learning.
Dr. Rolf Nolasco
Rueben P. Job Professor of Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Theology
Director of the MAPCC Program