Master of Divinity and Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Dual Degrees (M.Div. + MSCMHC)

The Master of Divinity/Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is awarded jointly by the School of Ministry and the School of Education and Behavioral Studies. The goal of the M.Div./M.S. Dual Degree is to educate students to assume responsibilities as pastors or counselors for churches or para-church organizations.


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The Master of Divinity + Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling degree is directed towards students who wish to develop biblical, historical, and theological knowledge that will enable them to lead and shepherd a church or parachurch counseling ministry.

  • A 114 credit-hour dual degree that thoroughly prepares students to provide counseling services in church or parachurch contexts
  • An innovative seminary education that integrates its curriculum (e.g. 1 Corinthians and Pastoral Leadership) and thus combines knowledge, skills and character for effective ministerial training
  • Extensive counseling internship, job listing and networking opportunities
  • Courses offered in traditional daytime and evening formats at the West Palm Beach campus

Palm Beach Atlantic makes every effort to offer financial assistance through a variety of programs (federal and institutional) to deserving students. Scholarships are available to qualified students based on merit and need. Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the FAFSA online at

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