Graduate Counseling

Mission Statement:

Missouri Baptist University’s Graduate Program in Counselor Education exists to train graduate-level counselors through rigorous academic and hands-on clinical instruction. We seek to develop conscientious, professional, and highly skilled counselors who promote and facilitate the personal growth, development, and empowerment of those clients/students they serve. The Counselor Education program is rooted in our Christian faith that calls us to love God and love one another.


  1. Learn and demonstrate the foundational knowledge necessary to be an effective counselor.
  2. Learn and demonstrate effective counseling techniques through successful completion of counseling labs, practicum, and internships.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to clinically conceptualize client/student problems and apply concepts from the eight common core areas of the curriculum.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to implement effective, evidence-based theories and interventions for individuals, families, and groups.
  5. Demonstrate professional dispositions of self-awareness, ethical awareness, respect for others, emotional congruence, valuing diversity, and openness. Students who complete either our Master of Arts (CMHC and SC) degrees will acquire the knowledge, skills and personal attributes necessary to become clinical mental health or school counselors.

In addition, certification as a School Psychological Examiner is a logical extension of the Counselor Education degree program. MBU offers this program for individuals who have a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology or Education and who also possess classroom teaching, special education, or school counselor certification.

Contact Information 
Phone: (314) 485-8463