Certificate in Cross Cultural Counseling and Member Care

Our certificate in cross cultural counseling and member care is designed to equip you to more effectively provide counseling services in multicultural contexts including missionaries and other non-governmental organization employees working in cultural contexts beyond their own.

This certificate is an added certification for marriage and family therapy (MFT) graduates or students. It is a separate certificate so if you have completed your MA in counseling at another institution, you may still earn our certificate.

Our Graduates

With this added certification, you will be well-equipped to counsel in cross cultural settings whether in our diverse culture here or abroad.


The following courses are part of this program. Please speak with an admissions counselor for specific course information.

Admissions Requirements

  • Commitment to and desire for Christian ministry and service
  • Application form and fee
  • Official transcript of BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university (minimum 2.5 GPA*)
  • Personal profile statement and short answer questions
  • Three references
  • Writing sample from undergraduate education

*Lower GPA may be considered under special circumstances

For additional admission information, please view our admissions page or contact Alma Avila at 559-453-2314 or seminary.mft@fresno.edu.

Further Info

Cost: $465 per unit (Financial aid is available.)
Units: 15
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