Master of Arts
in Counselling

The MAC is a recognised degree by the
Singapore Association for Counsellors (SAC)
with effect from 8th February 2010.

The MA in Counselling is a two-year full-time programme for University degree holders or applicants with a Bachelor of Theology (BTh) degree from an academically recognized institution. 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 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 68 credit hours of studies 
  • Completion of  120 client-contact couselling hours, 60 hours of group supervision, 23 hours of individual supervision and 8 hours of personal therapy sessions
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

Curriculum

Year 1
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 M1
1
Year 2
First Semester
Credit Hours
16
Engaging World Religions
3
Doctrine I
3
Marriage & Family Therapy I
2
Child & Adolescent Therapy
3
Group Theory & Practice
2
On Being A Therapist
2
Counselling Practicum M2
1
Second Semester
Credit Hours
16
Asian Church History
2
Marriage & Family Therapy II
3
Gender & Sexuality:
Counselling Perspectives
2
Psychological Assessment:
Tests and Measurements
2
Social & Multi-cultural
Issues in Counselling
2
Spiritual Direction & Mentoring
2
Therapeutic Approaches
2
Counselling Practicum M3
1

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