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Richmont’s goal is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice ministry, clinical mental health 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.

By focusing on lifelong learning skills and habits. The Master of Arts in Ministry is a two-year degree that can enable graduates to discover and incorporate basic disciplines into their lives that will foster continued growth in knowing, being and doing.

Integration in these three areas occurs in multiple ways. Teachers who embody the life journey of integration identify the connections between what we know, who we are and how we serve. Engagement with fellow students will encourage deep levels of interaction. Retreat settings for weekend courses will encourage guided reflection, transparency and mutual support. Internships suited to career goals, coupled with the guidance of mentors, will enable students to constantly ask the application questions and increase their understanding through doing supervised ministry.

We have not just created another academic degree. We have laid out pathways of growth so that your passion to become all you are called to be in the world will be nurtured, guided and expanded. Both significance and longevity will be added to your calling.

Richmont’s Office of Admissions welcomes inquiries from interested individuals of all backgrounds. Admissions counselors are available to assist prospective students with questions. which can be addressed by calling, writing or sending an e-mail to:

Additionally, Richmont encourages prospective students to visit the campus during a Richmont Preview Day. Individuals who wish to visit Richmont at other times are asked to schedule those visits through a Richmont admissions counselor.

Admission Requirements

All applications to Richmont are reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis.  The Committee reviews all applications from a holistic approach taking all aspects of the application into consideration.

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • All Schools of Counseling and Psychology students are required to take the GRE or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) unless they have completed at least 12 hours of graduate work. GRE aptitude scores (V+Q) greater than 300 OR MAT  score greater than 400.  Completed applications may be reviewed and students can be admitted with a provisional status without having a GRE/MAT score on file on a case by case basis.
  • All Schools of Counseling and Psychology students are recommended to have completed basic undergraduate psychology courses and an introductory course in psychological statistics.
  • Personal interviews may be requested of the applicant by the Admissions Committee.
  • For non-native speakers of English, applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting a TOEFL score.

Application Requirements

An applicant must submit the following materials to be considered for admission to Richmont:

  • Richmont application with a $50 nonrefundable application fee (payable to Richmont)
  • One official transcript from each college attended
  • One official copy of the GRE or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores
  • Three completed recommendation form. These include one character one pastoral and one former professor/recent employer.
  • An autobiographical statement
  • A resume of vocational experience

Nondiscrimination Policy

Richmont admits students without regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the institute. In addition, Richmont conforms to the ethical principles and codes of conduct outlined by the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Richmont does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin or handicap in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs.

Richmont reviews applications on a “rolling basis”, meaning once your completed application is submitted we review and let you know of a decision (approximately 2 weeks).  As such, we encourage you to submit your application prior to the deadlines listed below.  Applications may be accepted after the final deadline on a space available basis, applicants should contact the admissions office (888.924.6774) to discuss applying after the final deadline.


Start Term Priority Deadline Scholarship Deadline Final Deadline
* Deadline for scholarship consideration
Fall February 28 May 1* July 1
Spring October 1 N/A November 15
Summer N/A N/A April 1
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