MA in Counseling

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the MA in Counseling program in the Seminary at Lincoln Christian University.

Program Outcomes Report

The Lincoln Christian University counseling program normally averages about a 45 member student body. Class sizes tend to run about 12 students per class with emphasis on a face- to- face learning environment. The student body is composed of multiple ethnic backgrounds with a higher ratio of females to males in the program.

Based on the 2014-2015 school year there were 15 graduates of Lincoln Christian University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Scores reported to the school indicate our students achieve high pass rates on the licensing examination. The pass rate for graduates taking the NCE since graduation is 100% of those responding to our graduate survey. One hundred percent of those graduates who responded to the graduate survey who actively sought jobs are now employed. A comparison of completion/active/withdraw rates for the past four cohort groups is reported as follows:

Completion: 63%
Still Active: 0%
Withdraw: 37%

Completion: 60%
Still Active: 8%
Withdraw: 32%

Completion: 29%
Still Active: 21%
Withdraw: 50%

Completion: 20%
Still Active: 48%
Withdraw: 32%

CACREP accreditation was given in July 2014. The 2013-2014 completion rate is lower because of the number of students (11 total) from that cohort who moved due to their spouses work, change of program, or personal issues. The last cohort demonstrates 68% completion/still active. Expected average completion rate for the four years is 62%.