Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling
Dr. Kelli Jo Arndt, Director

The MACC is available at the Findlay, OH campus.

The Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling degree seeks to prepare individuals to be effective counselors and servants of the Lord Jesus Christ who integrate Christian values and beliefs into their work with clients from a multicultural and pluralistic society. Consistent with the mission of Winebrenner, students will incorporate the Christian principles of practicing generosity, seeking wholeness, and living missionally while also adhering to the counseling profession’s standards. The program is designed to equip men and women to work in multiple settings (i.e. private practice, community mental health agencies, hospitals, government, and business settings) where they can help bring spiritual, emotional, and psychological wellness into people’s lives. The objectives of the MACC program are to deliver a high, quality education required by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and to prepare students to meet the requirements of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFTB) to become licensed as Professional Counselors.
Program Requirements
General theological education requirements (9 credit hours): 
Old Testament Foundations* 
New Testament Foundations* 
A Survey of Christian Theology 
*Students may test out of OT Foundations and/or NT Foundations by passing a preliminary Bible exam 

MACC requirements (60 credit hours): 

Counseling Theories 
Counseling Techniques
Introduction to Clinical Mental Health 
Group Counseling 
Human Growth and Development 
Multicultural Counseling 
Career Counseling 
Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders 
Assessment in Counseling 
Research and Evaluation 
Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling 
Personality Assessment 
Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
Evaluation of Mental and Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents 
Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders 
Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I 
Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II 
MACC Electives (6 hours)
Foundations in Theological Studies
Application Requirements
1. Submit an Application for Admission
2. Submit a $30 application fee.
3. Demonstrate a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and submit transcripts from all schools where academic credit was earned. 
4. Submit the Affidavit of Good Moral Character (click here to download the form).  This form must be signed in the presence of a notary.  Shari Buis, WTS Registrar, is a Notary Public and is available to notarize this form if you need or desire it.  You may contact Shari at 419-434-4245 or
5. Provide three recommendations (click here to download the form).
6. Participate in an interview with program director which includes an extemporaneous writing sample (this interview will be scheduled following the submission of all other documents).  
7. Provide a current curriculum vitae (via email to
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