PhD in Christian Counseling

The doctoral course in Christian Counseling is designed for persons already holding a Master’s degree. This course provides the following certifications, licenses, and degrees for the successful student:

  • Phase I:
    • a Certified Temperament Counselor certificate
    • a Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate
  • Phase II:
    • a Licensed Pastoral Counselor certificate
  • Phase III
    • a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor – Advanced Certification
    • the Appropriate Advanced Certification for selected specialty areas completed and
    • a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling

Course Overview, Fees, and Requirements

The prospectus laid out below is designed to provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost of obtaining a Doctoral Degree in Christian Counseling. This program is for those who already hold a Master’s Degree.  This program typically takes one to two years to complete, but it is self-paced and can be completed in up to ten years.

Due to limitations placed on the school by our accrediting body, no coursework may be transferred from other institutions into any PhD program.

There is a minimum 140 page dissertation based on the practicum of 35 APS reports and the Temperament Case Studies Course.

Pricing and courses are subject to change. There is a $5.00 processing fee per course. Shipping fees on your workbooks will vary per shipment.

Phase I – NCCA Certified Temperament Counselor
Creation Therapy $259
Basic Christian Counseling $259
Christian Counseling w/Temperament $259
Quality, Ethical & Legal Issues $259
APS Reports (10) $300
NCCA Required Supervision $100
Combined Dues, Memberships and Fees $150
    Total NCCA Certification Phase I $1,586

Phase II- NCCA Licensed Pastoral Counselor
Mastering Pastoral Counseling $259
Temperament Case Studies $259
Counseling The Co-Dependent $259
APS Reports (15) $450
NCCA Required Supervision $100
Licensing Fees $100
Total NCCA Certification Phase II $1,427

Phase III- Clinical License & PhD Degree
12 Advanced Courses (Electives) $1,908
APS Reports (10) $300
NCCA Required Supervision $100
Clinical License Upgrade $50
Total NCCA Certification Phase III $2,358

There is a $1,500.00 transfer fee to the accrediting university upon completion of the degree.

Going Forward

If you would like guidance in clarifying which course is right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. To apply for this course, please fill out our enrollment application form. The application form is available either online or in print. A $45.00 application fee is required before your application can be processed, and is payable either by mail along with your print application or via our payments page.

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