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Program Descriptions

Professional Programs

Professional Programs 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 typically offered in an accelerated format in the evenings on site on the Huntington University campus. Courses are also offered online and are facilitated through a virtual classroom and do not have a residency requirement.

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. Professional Programs also offer a certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Professional Programs also offer core curriculum courses for adults. Core and elective courses are offered throughout the year, meeting one night per week and online. Core classes are open to students in the Professional Programs and to members of the community. See the Professional 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. The program is offered in two different formats: 60 hours or 48 hours. In order to be licensed in Indiana, students must complete 60 hours in the clinical mental health counseling program. 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 mental health counseling program. A campus-owned free clinic for the community provides practical clinical experiences for all counseling students.

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 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.

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership 

The master of arts in organizational leadership provides students with the skills and experience to not only effectively understand the processes and strategies necessary to be successful in business, but also the human element involved in all business. The curriculum allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership, helping them to connect with people and foster motivation in the workplace.

This two-year program is offered online in a convenient seven-week structure. 

Credential Programs

Huntington University offers credential programs in counseling, executive coaching and organizational leadership. The credential programs are 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 programs will fulfill requirements in the master's programs if students decide to pursue a degree at a later date. The credential programs are offered in two levels: professional and advance. The professional credential programs require 12 credit hours and the advance credential programs require 18 credit hours.

All credential programs are offered online in a full-time or part-time format. The counseling credential program is also offered in a residential setting on the Huntington University main campus.

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.

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. Master of education degrees are offered in elementary curriculum and instruction, elementary reading curriculum and instruction, early adolescent education, adolescent and young adult education, and TESOL education. A certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is also offered.

Secondary education programs are customized to the student’s teaching content area. Courses are offered in the evening during the fall and spring semesters and in a concentrated workshop format during the summer term. Some courses are offered online as well. See the graduate education section of the catalog for details.

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.