Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.
Official transcripts from all previous college or university studies at regionally accredited colleges or universities or at an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or from an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education is required before starting the core program. A maximum of 40 credit hours may be earned through the assessed learning process toward the required 60.
Students in this program are required to complete PSY-150 (General Psychology) or its equivalent before starting the core program.
Internet Requirement. Students will be required to have access to high-speed Internet for the duration of the program.
Audio and Video Equipment. Students will be required to obtain and/or utilize audio and video equipment for classes, group counseling, and practicums.
Background Checks. Students may be required to undergo background checks and drug testing in order to participate in the practicum courses.
Criminal Convictions. State regulations may prohibit licensure for individuals who have ever been convicted of a crime of violence or of any crime that has a direct bearing on the ability to practice competently. The applicant is responsible to check with the state in which he or she wishes to be licensed prior to beginning the program.
Completion of 124 credit hours.
Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Completion of 30 hours of Liberal Arts, including the following:
3 credit hours in Biblical Literature.
3 credit hours in Philosophy/Religion/Biblical Literature.
9 credit hours in English/Composition/Speech/Literature.
6 credit hours in Social Sciences.
3 credit hours in Math.
3 credit hours in Science.
3 credit hours in Fine Arts/Foreign Language.
Core courses that fall into Liberal Arts categories may not be used to fulfill both the core requirement and the Liberal Arts requirement.
Completion of a total of 350 supervised hours of practicum field experience.