Pentecostal Theological Seminary Ranked One of the Nation's Best Schools for Online Counseling Education


The Pentecostal Theological Seminary, A Church of God Ministry, has been ranked one of the nation’s best schools for online counseling education degrees and certificates for 2023. The PTS counseling degree is the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC). The independent ranking was done by EduMed, which ranks healthcare and related educational programs.

Six percent of regionally accredited colleges and universities earned a ranking position. From the ranking of the top 60 accredited education institutions offering counseling degrees in the U.S., PTS ranks number 31. Further, the MACMHC degree, was ranked number 1 as the most affordable online counseling master's degree. This is an outstanding accomplishment!

Full ranking can be viewed below:

Best Online Counseling Degree Programs - https://www.edumed.org/online-schools/ counseling-degrees/#4-year-schoolsMost Affordable Online Counseling Master’s Degrees - https://www.edumed.org/online- schools/counseling-degrees/most-affordable/#4-year-schools.

The mission of EduMed.org is to educate the public and provide reliable resources to those looking to start or advance their healthcare education. EduMed.org researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data form the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The EduMed.org data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualifying schools for each healthcare discipline including counseling. Primary data points included the following: academic counseling services, career placement services, student-to-faculty ratio, tuition, percent of students receiving school-based financial aid, and amount of school-based aid per student. To be eligible, a school must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online program in the ranking subject (counseling).

Wes Harris, outreach coordinator for EduMed.org said, “Congratulations to all those at Pentecostal Theological Seminary! Our annual rankings have recently been released and your school is one of the nation’s premier institutions providing a top counseling program going into 2023. It is paramount that those who are interested in counseling can find the best opportunities to get the necessary education—and Pentecostal Theological Seminary offers just that!”

Dr. Michael L. Baker, PTS President, said, “We extend congratulations to Dr. Oliver McMahan, VP of Institutional Accreditation and Effectiveness, as well as Director of the Counseling Program, and the entire dedicated counseling faculty. The PTS counseling program not only provides premier educational services, but a common denominator is our commitment to accomplish that goal in the Spirit and Power of Pentecost.”

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