HIU Named a "Top Counseling School" in U.S.

Posted: April 10, 2019

[ SOURCE: TopCounselingSchools.org ]

TopCounselingSchools.org has identified Hope International University's Counseling Degree programs -- both undergraduate and graduate -- among the nation's elite. HIU’s online Bachelor's degree program in Human Development has been named among the Top 30 Online Counseling Degree Programs, ranking #19 in the nation. Our graduate program in Counseling has been recognized as one of the Top 30 Christian Colleges for Master's in Counseling Degrees, also ranking 19th in the U.S.

The purpose of TopCounselingSchools.org is to contribute to the academic mission of higher learning institutions by providing pertinent and objective information that counseling students and professionals find relevant to the field of counseling. “We have identified online bachelor degrees in counseling or a related field which offer a comprehensive curriculum to help students prepare for a profession as a counselor. The ranking is based on affordability and value of tuition, the quality of program and range of courses provided, school awards, accreditations, rankings, and reputation.”

Hope International University offers an online B.S. in Human Development with concentration options like Community Mental Health and Counseling aimed for psychology and counseling students. The 120-credit program covers a wide range of topics like counseling theories, abnormal psychology, mental health interventions, case management, and consultation. Students also gain a diverse set of marketable skills in counseling, teaching-related professions. Graduates go on to work in varied settings where they can apply their counseling knowledge combined with humanities and the Christian worldview to help people. // For the complete list and methodology, click here.

HIU’s 61-unit Master of Science in Counseling (MSC) program is designed to prepare students for a career as Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). The curriculum integrates both theory and practice, grounded in Christian principles. Sound research skills, theoretical teaching, practical application, and clinical training are central to the curriculum. The faculty guides students through academic studies, clinical courses, self-assessment measures, and professional development, all of which provide a rich educational experience.  Faculty members are current practitioners who bring their professional experiences to the classroom.

“The unique aspect of these schools is that they combine the Christian faith and philosophy with in-depth counseling and psychology knowledge. The curriculum helps students develop a comprehensive view of counseling and prepares them to help individuals, families, focus groups and others in their future work.”  // For the complete list and methodology, click here.