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Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction

The primary mission of the educational programmes in Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction coursework is:

To develop competent, critical reviewers and well-informed researchers, professors and clinicians;

To enhance and promote a comprehensive basis for teaching, researching and practicing Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction;

To promote systems that respect the diversity of client populations as well as approaches to research, teaching and clinical practice.

To advance the body of academic literature within the field through the promotion of research outcomes and analysis, research and clinical ethics, teaching and clinical effectiveness, special populations, evidence-based practice, and mental health concerns;

Outcomes:

To inculcate excellence and critical thinking within the field.

Comprehensive knowledge of Christian Counselling or Spiritual Direction clinical theory and practice via literature review, bibliography, and the development of an annotated outline for the dissertation or project;

Thorough knowledge of research methodologies via formulation of a Christian Counselling or Spiritual Direction research question, and the selection of an appropriate means of data collection and analysis;

Well-developed critical thinking skills, including those of analysis and synthesis including approaches in awareness and advantages of qualitative and quantitative research methods;

Postgraduate-level written and oral communication skills;

Ease with discourse about subject matter via dissertation defence or oral examination and when appropriate at roundtable discussions with peers and faculty;

A mastery of examination materials and ability to participate in the analysis of research articles and to translate these articles into components of clinical practice.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Degree Requirements

  • A relevant master’s degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 93 credits*, which include the following:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design, I, II. (12 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Dissertation and Oral Defense. (12 Credits)

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I & II. (12 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits)
  • A Project and Oral Examination. (12 Credits)

*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.

** Distance Learning.


Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc) Degree Requirements

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 42 credits*, which include the following:

Master of Arts (MA)

  • 27 post-baccalaureate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I. (6 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Thesis  (6 Credits)

Master of Science (MSc)

  • 27 post-baccalaureate credits* graduate credits on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I. (6 credits)**
  • The five-day Graduate Seminar at the seven-day Residency (3 credits)
  • A Project (6 Credits)

*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate-level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.

** Distance Learning.

 


What are the costs?

ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS

Application Fee $250 (non-refundable)

Doctoral Degrees

Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I & II, the external and internal reviews of the project or the dissertation, the oral project examination or the oral dissertation defence and the printing and binding of the project or the dissertation.)1 $20,000
*Mentor Fee: Doctoral candidates are required to hire a mentor. The typical mentor fee is $2,000 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor. *$2,000
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate) $  2,500
Total Cost $24,500

Master’s Degrees

Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I, the exam and the review of the project, the oral project examination or the oral thesis defence and the printing and binding of the project or the thesis.)1 $13,000
*Mentor Fee:  Master’s thesis candidates are required to hire a mentor. The typical mentor fee for master’s candidates is $1,200 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor. *$1,200
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate) $ 2,500
Total Cost ¹   $16,700

1 Total Cost does not include the cost for the evaluation of continuing education course content or for the testing of unevaluated continuing education coursework submitted for transfer, or online courses offered by the University.

Graded (evaluated) $200 per credit
Ungraded (unevaluated) $300 per credit
Independent study and online courses (if needed) $450 per credit

 


Meet the Dean – Dr. William Martin Sloane

William Martin Sloane, BA, MA, MAR, MBA, DBA, EdD, JD, LLM (Labor), PhD

Pro-Chancellor of the University
Head of Department of Christian Counselling & Spiritual Direction

Click here for CV of Dr. William Martin Sloane