Give the gift of hope and transformation through counseling. Southern Nazarene University offers degree programs that will set you on the path to make a difference in the lives of others.
Be a Professional Counselor –,Being a professional counselor provides individuals the opportunity to offer hope and transformation. SNU offers degree programs that will set you on the path to make a difference in the lives of others.
Be a Marital and Family Therapist – Marriage, family, and couples-oriented therapy are an opportunity to make a difference in important relationship systems.
Be a Play Therapist – There is no better way to connect with, engage, and offer healing to a child and a child’s family than through the act of play.
Be a Drug and Alcohol Counselor – The unique challenges of liberating people from substance abuse and addiction can be a rewarding counseling experience.
Conduct Research – Effective counseling begins by being knowledgeable and able to utilize the most current methods of scientific research.
PSY 5333 Introduction to Counseling Techniques
PSY 5313 Lifespan Development
PSY 5263 Psychopathy
PSY 5283 Professional Orientation
PSY 6113 Theories and Techniques of Counseling I
PSY 6123 Theories and Techniques of Counseling II
PSY 6253 Marital and Family Systems Theories
PSY 6133 Research Methods I
PSY 6193 Internship
PSY 6593 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling
PSY 5153 Psychological and Career Assessment
PSY 5233 Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Assessment
PSY 6493 Internship
PSY 6213 Group Psychotherapy Techniques
PSY 6303 Counseling Children and Adolescents
PSY 6293 Philosophy of Interpersonal Relationships
PSY 6143 Research Methods II
PSY 6993 Thesis
Concentration I: Marriage and Family
Concentration II: Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Concentration III: Child and Play Therapy
The faculty and administration in the Graduate Programs in Counseling take the process of training counselors very seriously. The application process is therefore very thorough and critical to both our admissions and educational process. We greatly value our application process that accepts only those whom we believe will make the best counselors. We do not require the GRE because we do not want to simply quantify potential applicants. Our desire is for our admissions process to allow us to get to know each applicant as a person in order to see if that person will be a good fit for our program, and that our program will be the right program for the applicant. Also, we firmly believe that our program is challenging, demands excellence from our students, and more than adequately prepares all of our students for the variety of situations faced as a counselor. We are looking for future students who can excel in the classroom, be flexible in thought, and have the ability to connect with and engage others from various backgrounds and circumstances. We accelerate our program because we want our students to get the best training possible, while also being able to start their career as soon as possible.
You must meet the following requirements to apply to our program:
International Students: Please click here to find out more about the application requirements. http://snu.edu/international-admissions
If you need assistance with a learning, physical, or psychological disability that may affect your application process, we encourage you to contact the Academic Center for Excellence, Disability Services at (405) 717-6272 (M-F 8:00-5:00). All students with disabilities are encouraged to seek assistance from ACE (LRC 325).
Bethany: Fall Semester (Early Admissions – March 1st; Regular Admissions – June 1st)
Tulsa: Fall Semester (August 15th)
Program Length (MSCP/MACP):
Tuition: $575/Credit Hour
Students will automatically opt into textbook rentals through the Tree of Life bookstore. If desired, students have the option to choose a different plan offered through Tree of Life or opt out of all Tree of Life textbook plans and order books elsewhere.
*Effective June 1, 2020- July 1, 2021