Professional Counseling


Application Process; FAQ’s/Tuition

At Southern Nazarene University, the Graduate Programs in Counseling is dedicated to graduating the highest quality of professionally competent and effective counselors and therapists. Our clinically experienced faculty is committed to the development of our students’ knowledge and practical skills through instruction, classroom interaction and conversation, and small group consultation. In addition, students will receive direct clinical experience with oversight, supervision, and feedback from experienced professionals in the field of counseling. Our course offerings and training are specifically designed to transition our students directly into the counseling profession upon graduation.

In the state of Oklahoma, many interested in a broad range of counseling possibilities will pursue credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). This licensure affords counselors the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings at the master’s degree level. Professional counselors have the opportunity to counsel individuals of varying ages and demographics. In addition, those holding a license as a professional counselor can provide services in a variety of settings such as marital and family therapy, group therapy, and child therapy.

Southern Nazarene University’s Graduate Programs in Counseling has been training and preparing future counselors for nearly three decades and boasts a positive reputation in Oklahoma for a large and thriving alumni base of professional counselors. Students who have pursued their licensure following an education at SNU have gone on to become some of the most successful clinician’s in the state, owning private practices, working in community mental health, and serving as therapists in inpatient units.

To become a professional counselor, Southern Nazarene University offers a 60-hour degree program that culminates in either a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) or a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP). Students will take a core of 48 credit hours. Upon completion of the 48-core hours, students will be allowed to select from one of four elective concentrations: Research, Marriage and Family Therapy, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and/or Child and Play Therapy. By taking the appropriate elective concentration, students can meet the academic requirements for the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) in the state of Oklahoma, in addition to meeting the LPC requirements.

Semester One Courses (Professional Foundations)
Semester Two Courses (Theoretical Foundations)
Semester Three Courses (Assessment)
Semester Four Courses (Contextual Applications)
Semester Five Courses: (Research and Thesis); (Marriage and Family); (Drug and Alcohol); (Child and Play Therapy)


Contact your admissions counselor for more information:

Scott Secor, BethanyBethany Applicants
Scott Secor
Assistant Director
Graduate Programs in Counseling
Phone: 405-717-6269
Fax: 405-491-6387

Kim Roach, TulsaTulsa Applicants
Kim Roach
Assistant Director
Graduate Programs in Counseling
Phone: 918-664-4100