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Richmont’s goal is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice professional counseling and/or marriage and family therapy. The Master of Arts curriculum offers crucial course work for the academic requirements of licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and/or marriage and family therapist (LMFT). This facet of the curriculum, which is focused on professional counseling, develops a broad understanding of human behavior and personality, psychological change strategies, and standards of professional therapeutic practice. In addition, students complete coursework in Biblical studies, practical theology, and the integration of the disciplines of applied psychology and practical theology. They also are involved in laboratory experiences, practicum and internship training from the beginning of their educational experience at Richmont, resulting in Biblical knowledge and scientific data on which to build a counseling model. The integration component may be taken alone in pursuit of the M.S. in Christian Psychological Studies.

Richmont seeks to attract students who have a heartfelt desire to integrate psychological principles and Christian faith. We anticipate graduates of the Master of Arts program to pursue licensure as a mental health professional and become employed in a church agency or the private sector. M.S. graduates may pursue further study elsewhere or use this training to supplement training received at another institution. Richmont alumni live and work throughout the United States, with some in international settings.

Richmont’s primary objective is to provide master’s-level training in professional counseling from a Christian perspective. Training occurs within the context of a structured curriculum and supervisory relationships and is designed to equip graduates to facilitate Christ-centered spiritual growth, mental health and relational healing. Our graduate education programs culminate in the following degrees:

School of Counseling

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling *CACREP Accredited
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

School of Ministry

  • Master of Arts in Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction

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Richmont Graduate University is founded on principles that adhere to National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith appearing below. This statement has been affirmed by more than seventy denominations and thus represents a broad evangelical consensus. All faculty members affirm this statement, and students who attend the Richmont will be taught from a Christian perspective.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whom the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe God’s redemptive purpose will be consumated by the return of Christ to raise the dead, judge all people and establish His glorious kingdom.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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