program Overview

The Master of Arts in Counseling degree at MNU is designed to train compassionate individuals to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be exceptional professional counselors.

With three ways to customize your studies—Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling or Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling—and utilizing “the science of compassion,” you'll be prepared to facilitate hope and healing from personal and relational pain.

you Should Know

  • Meets on-site, day or evening
  • Fulfill 60 credit hours at $657 per credit hour
  • Complete your Master's degree in 33 months
  • Attend classes in Olathe

Admission Deadlines

  • Earlybird deadline: February 1, 2022
  • Standard deadline: Now accepting applications for Fall 2022 start.
  • Classes start: Fall 2022

CACREP logoIf you’re hoping to earn your counseling degree in Kansas or Missouri, consider the benefits MNU’s counseling programs offer. We are the only private university in Kansas to offer a CACREP-accredited graduate program in counseling.

Our program incorporates a high level of scholarship with real-world application, supervised client counseling and an integration of psychology and Christian faith. Our graduates consistently score over a 95% pass rate on the national counselors’ exam, upon completion of their degree.

While in the program you'll practice in our on-site clinical facility with guided practice by practicing faculty. We partner with over 45 private practices and agencies across the metropolitan Kansas City area for your internship experience. Many of these partners are so impressed with MNU interns that they will not consider interns from other institutions.

There has never been a greater need for prepared professionals to assist those who are struggling with emotional and psychological pain. Let us show you how you can begin.

Next Opportunity

  • June 2022 in Olathe

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Cost & Value

A degree from MNU is a competitively priced, affordable option designed for students with a busy schedule. We’re here to help you find the best options to assist you as you work toward earning your degree.

  • Credit Hours: 60 total
  • Tuition: $657/credit hour* *Prices effective June 1, 2021 for new starts.

Payment Options

Your degree is an investment in your future. We have a variety of different payment options available, so you can choose the option or combination of options, that best fits your situation. Total cost, including fees and tuition, will be calculated based on your program, and can be divided into multiple payments.

Financial Aid Available

The Master of Arts in Counseling program at MidAmerica Nazarene University is approved for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. MNU School Code: 007032. Information and applications may be obtained from the Student Financial Aid Services Office at (913) 971-3298 or


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Our faculty and staff bring real world experience and expertise to the classroom and with a Christlike mindset, we are here to support your success throughout your program.