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Intelligent.com Ranks M.A. in Pastoral Care and Counseling #1 in Christian Counseling Degree Programs in the U.S

December 15, 2021
Seal Ranking from Intelligent.com

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has just announced the Top 33 Master's in Christian Counseling Degree Programs for 2022. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary's Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling (MAPCC) was ranked #1, receiving a score of 97.13 out of 100. The comprehensive research guide was based on an assessment of 155 accredited colleges and universities in the United States and each program was evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

The 2022 rankings were calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third party evaluations. Intelligent.com analyzed each school on a scale of 0 to 100 with 33 making it to the final list. The scoring system compares each university or seminary according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement.

“Our professors, senior leadership team, students, staff, and trustees have each contributed immensely to the success, growth, and evolution of the counseling program,” said Rodolfo R. Nolasco Jr., director of the MAPCC program and the Rueben P. Job Professor of Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Theology. “We are also quite excited about what the future holds for the MAPCC as we continue to discern, re-imagine, and deliver a program infused by and attentive to the needs of the global world, especially during this kairotic moment in our shared life together.”

In addition to accessibility and cost for such degree programs, the steady job growth in this market is one of the many reasons Intelligent.com researched and ranked the Top Master's in Christian Counseling Degree Programs. To access the complete ranking, go to https://www.intelligent.com/best-masters-in-christian-counseling-degree-programs/.

The MAPCC at Garrett-Evangelical 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 are equipped to integrate theology with psychological theories to address human suffering and facilitate the healing and flourishing of persons and communities.

To meet one’s specific vocational goals and needs, Garrett-Evangelical offers 2 tracks for MAPCC students:

  • Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care (best for students interested in various forms of chaplaincy or spiritual care work outside of professional counseling settings)
  • Clinical Track (best for students interested in licensure as a professional counselor)

To learn more about the MAPCC, go to Garrett.edu/MAPCC.

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