MA in Youth and Family Ministries with a Concentration in Counseling Ministries

The ‘modern family’ is getting more complicated with each generation and if you feel called to provide biblical counsel and spiritual nurturing to diverse and fragmented family systems, then you need to check out our master of arts in youth and family ministries with a counseling ministries concentration. The counseling portion of the degree does not lead to state licensure, but it does integrate biblical and psychological principles to complement the specialized studies in youth and family issues.

With this degree you earn a unit toward Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), which allows you to participate in clinical settings where ministry is being practiced. As you face increasingly difficult challenges in your ministry to youth and families, the MA in YFM with a counseling ministries concentration will expand your capacity to engage brokenness in a godly way with the hope of improving life for the next generation.

Click here to learn about similar programs and an overview of our counseling division.

Faculty Highlight

Dr. Reginald A. Moore is the assistant professor of counseling and a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. His research interests include the treatment of historical trauma within the African-American community using an integration of narrative, medical, and psychosocial approaches; and the treatment of adolescents and family systems from existential and systemic perspectives and modalities.


The Degree Worksheet

How can I use this degree?

  • Leadership in church-based youth ministries and programs
  • Leadership in parachurch youth programs
  • Wilderness camp programs
  • Campus ministry
  • Ministry with at-risk youth
  • Teen residential programs (that do not require licensing)

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