New Community Counseling Program

A.W. Tozer Seminary/Simpson University is launching a new Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling (Human Services) this fall 2022.  This is a Non-Licensure Study Program Offered Online. It is designed to be offered 2 courses per semester over two years for the working professional!

Click here for PDF of Complete Information for the Program

Program Description:

This 36-semester credit graduate degree is designed to introduce students to the cognitive aspects associated with community-based counseling and/or human services from a non-licensure perspective.  No clinical requirements or preparation for American licensure is included.  The program offers 100% of its coursework online without geographic limits. CIP Code could reasonably be CIP 44.0000.

The MACC is designed for community professionals who may be care providers and desire additional understanding of principles of counseling.  Examples include nurses, medical doctors, first responders, pastors, chaplains, educators, people serving in social service organizations, lay counselors, missionaries providing member care, etc. This program is for North Americans and Internationals seeking this training.  Individuals seeking to become licensed therapists should see Simpson University’s Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology (a 65-semester credit minimum program).

A student who completes this program will be able to:

  1. Understand the knowledge base for the broader counseling professions, and apply the
    knowledge base of the disciplines in an ethical, reflective, and culturally-responsive manner
  2. Evaluate research, appreciate the contribution of empirical inquiry to the solution of applied
    problems, and apply research findings to practices
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the social-cultural contexts of human development and integrate
    one’s belief system into the ethical frame for community care
  4. Evaluate the outcomes of interventions with empirically sound methods

For more information, see PDF, contact Sung Kim in our Tozer admissions office! OR via email at:

Author: Phil Rehberg

The host of the Tozer Seminary Deeper Life blog is Phil Rehberg. He created and develops the Meat for Maturity spiritual formation website ( which includes a weekly blog and extensive resources for learning and teaching spiritual formation (i.e. Christian maturity). He also teaches and coaches students at A. W. Tozer Theological Seminary in Redding, California where he is an adjunct professor in spiritual formation. He published two books: The Road to New Life and Flourish: A Guide to Your Growth in God’s Community. Phil focuses his studies on the biblical theology of spiritual growth, the history of Christian spirituality, and learning from the classic Christian teachers of spiritual growth. He is currently working on a new book on Christian growth titled The Christlike Creed. Phil has a J.D. from the University of Washington, an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena and an M.A. in Leadership with emphasis on spirituality from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California, which included classes in spirituality from the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot Seminary.

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