Graduate Diploma in Counselling

The course is a one-year full-time programme.

The Graduate Diploma in Counselling is a one-year full-time programme. The programme can also be undertaken on a part-time (daytime) basis. If an applicant wishes to work and study part-time at the same time, flexible working hours will be needed as the course schedule varies for each semester.

Prerequisites for Programme Admission

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Bible College

English Language Requirements

  • ‘A’ Level: B4 in ‘AO’ level General Paper or
  • TOEFL: 550 pts (or 80 for iBT) or
  • IELTS: 6.0 

General Requirements

  • At least 24 years old
  • Christian for at least 2 years
  • Evidence of involvement in ministry
  • Endorsement by church leadership

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 36 credit hours of studies 
  • Completion of  50 client-contact couselling hours, 20 hours of group supervision, 9 hours of individual supervision and 8 hours of personal therapy sessions
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

Curriculum

First Semester
Credit Hours
17
Introduction to Psychology
2
Bible Study Methods
3
OT Survey
3
Theory & Practice of Counselling
3
Counselling Issues I
3
Introduction to Christian Spirituality
3
APA Referencing and Research Writing
AU
Second Semester
Credit Hours
19
NT Survey
2
Doctrine II
3
Human Development
3
Integration of Psychology & Theology
2
Professional Ethics & Ethical Issues
2
Counselling Issues II
3
Psychopathology
2
Counselling Practicum G1
1

Applicants must take a Personality Test and have a personal interview with the Dean of School of Counselling.