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Program Descriptions

Online Programs

Online Programs’ courses are designed for working adults whose motivation for pursuing an undergraduate degree program is strong and whose experiences can contribute to cooperative learning styles. Students may pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Courses are offered online and are facilitated through a virtual classroom and are asynchronous.

Bachelor of science degree programs are offered in business administration, human resource management, marketing, not-for-profit leadership and psychology. A bachelor of social work degree is offered in social work. An associate of science degree is offered in organizational management. Online Programs also offer a certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Online Programs also offer core and elective curriculum courses throughout the year, meeting online. Core classes are open to students in the Online Programs and to members of the community. Huntington, Indiana, campus students and Peoria, Arizona, students can enroll in courses with approval from their academic advisor and the Huntington University registrar’s office. See the Online Programs section of the catalog for details.

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The master of arts in clinical mental health counseling program is designed to lead to a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana and may also meet licensure requirements outlined by individual state boards of counseling. Before enrolling in the master of arts in clinical mental health counseling program at Huntington University, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding Mental Health Counseling or Professional Counseling for their particular state.  In order to be licensed in Indiana, students must complete 60 hours in the clinical mental health counseling program. 

Courses are offered year round online or in a residential setting on the Huntington University main campus. See the graduate clinical mental health counseling section of the catalog for details.

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Studies

The master of arts in clinical counseling studies program is designed to lead to a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the states that only require 48 hours for licensure and may meet licensure requirements outlined by individual state boards of counseling. Before enrolling in the master of arts in clinical counseling studies program at Huntington University, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding Mental Health Counseling or Professional Counseling for their particular state. Students who plan to practice in another state besides Indiana or who choose another ministry or career that does not require licensure have the option to complete 48 hours in the clinical counseling studies program.

Courses are offered year round online or in a residential setting on the Huntington University main campus. See the graduate clinical counseling section of the catalog for details.

Master of Arts in Mental Health Studies

The master of arts in mental health studies program is designed for students (by permission) who are not able to successfully complete the clinical requirements of the master of arts in clinical mental health counseling. The program does not meet the requirements for professional licensure but allow students to complete a graduate degree.

Credential Program

Huntington University offers a credential program in counseling. The credential program is designed for individuals wanting to further their development and add new skills, but a master's degree is not a fit for them. Many of the courses taken in the credential program will fulfill requirements in the master's programs if students decide to pursue a degree at a later date. The credential program is offered in two levels: professional and advance.

Master of Business Administration

The master of business administration features an experience and project-based approach to education. The MBA curriculum is designed to help educate leaders in large and small businesses and non-profit organizations develop knowledge and abilities to lead people and enterprises. Students will learn from advanced coursework, while engaging simultaneously in practical hands-on experience through local companies, non-profit organizations and Huntington University ventures.

This two-year program is offered in a HyFlex format providing both face-to-face and online components. International students are required to be onsite one night each week with the remaining coursework completed online. All other MBA students have the option to complete their participation credit through attending class onsite one night each week, attending synchronously online, or through asynchronous participation. Students have the option to complete either the management or leadership coaching track.

Certificate in Leadership Coaching

Huntington University offers a certificate in leadership coaching, which prepares students to successfully facilitate relationships that help others transform their lives and careers. Students will learn the eight core competencies of coaching, and gain insight into, coaching theory and research, coaching practice, and scriptural application. The curriculum contains International Coaching Federation (ICF) approved training within each course and is offered in an online format. Students may complete one of the following levels in Huntington University's certificate in leadership coaching: associate or professional.

Master of Education 

The master of education program is designed for licensed or licensable teachers who wish to pursue a master of education degree or wish to take coursework to stay current in the field of teacher education. A master of education degree is offered in TESOL education. A certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is also offered.

Graduate Christian Ministry Programs

The Christian Ministry graduate programs prepare students to effectively impact their world for Christ. The programs challenge students with sound biblical and theological principles to effectively lead ministries to fulfill the mission of the Church and include master of arts degrees in one of the following areas: pastoral leadership and ministry/TESOL.

The master of arts in pastoral leadership is designed for Christian ministers and those preparing for a pastoral ministry vocation. This program provides foundational principles and skills needed for effective leadership in the Church and provides training in pastoral counseling, hermeneutics, homiletics, mission, worship and Christian education.

The master of arts in ministry/TESOL prepares students to utilize teaching English to speakers of other languages as a ministry. This program prepares students for all of the necessary components of ministry while equipping students with tools and resources from managing and teaching within an English teaching program. Students will be prepared to lead ministry initiatives with peoples of various backgrounds and cultures and teach English with excellence.

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

The doctorate in occupational therapy is designed to provide students with the highest level of preparation for the field of occupational therapy. Offered in a state-of-the-art facility on the campus of Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne and at the Huntington University location in Peoria, Arizona, the program combines coursework, research and experiential learning in a unique way. Highly skilled and educated therapists will advance the cause of Christ in the world.