DALLAS—An online directory has listed Criswell College as 13th among the top 25 most affordable providers of pastoral care counseling degrees. The survey of 206 schools offering graduate degrees in clinical pastoral, pastoral counseling and pastoral studies was narrowed to the 118 that are regionally accredited and provide pastoral or biblical counseling degrees or emphases. The top 25 most affordable providers include schools ranging in cost from $4,590 to $10,674 and are listed at the website bestcounselingdegrees.net.
Criswell College offers a Master of Arts in Counseling to prepare graduates to counsel individuals, couples and families from a Christian worldview. An emphasis is placed on developing research-based skills and counseling theories while supporting students in developing their Christian faith.
According to Russell Marriott, vice president for enrollment services, graduates are prepared to work in numerous settings from Christian counseling ministries to mental health organizations with both licensure and non-licensure tracks, the latter offered on campus and online.