At Toccoa Falls College, we are proud to offer specialized graduate degree programs for our students who want to take their careers to the next level. Our graduate degree programs offer asynchronous online programming, allowing students to complete their coursework in a way that is convenient for them. Most students in our graduate degree programs are balancing the needs of their families as well as the responsibilities of their full-time jobs, which is why we created our versatile and flexible graduate programming options.
Below are a few of our Frequently Asked Questions. Please feel free to contact our Graduate Programs team with any additional questions.
To apply, click here. The documents needed to complete the application process are transcripts from all colleges attended, current resume or curriculum vitae, personal faith narrative, and a statement of intent essay. For the MFT program, you will also have to provide 3 letters of recommendation. If you still have questions, email, text, or call Sara Rowland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-244-0214.
A Mac or PC desktop or laptop with internet access. High internet is preferred for some Zoom conferencing. Our digital classrooms are Mac and PC friendly. Not all applications will work on a Smart Phone.
M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy
The MFT program can be competed in 2.5 years (2 academic years – 4 semesters, + 2 summers). However, this assumes full-time study. Those who need to work or have other major time commitments may need to extend their program. This is easily done, though it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to work with their academic advisor to ensure the completion of the program.
M.A. in Organizational Leadership
The OL program can be completed in 1 year (1 academic year—2 semesters, +1 summer). However, this assumes full-time study. Those who need to work or have other major time commitments may need to extend their program. This is easily done, though it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to work with their academic advisor ensure the completion of the program.
M.A. in Counseling Ministries
The Counseling Ministries program can be completed in 2 years (2 academic years — 4 semesters + 2 summers). However, this assumes full-time study. Those who are balancing family obligations or professional responsibilities may need to be more flexible with their timing. However, this is entirely possible due to the fact that this degree program can be completed online.
M.A. in Christian Ministries
The Christian Ministries program can be completed in 1 year (1 academic year — 2 semesters + 1 summer). However, this assumes full-time study. Those who are balancing family obligations or professional responsibilities may need to consider part-time status if desired. However, this is entirely possible due to the fact that this degree program can be completed online.
Graduate Certificate in Trauma Therapy
The Graduate Certificate in Trauma Therapy is a 15-credit-hour program that can be completed in 1 year (1 academic year — 2 semesters +1 summer). However, this assumes full-time study. Students who are pursuing this graduate certificate while also working full-time may find that it takes longer for them to complete their courses.
Yes! Our courses run in 8-week sessions, with 2 sessions per semester. This allows students to take 1-2 courses per session, or 1-4 courses per semester. Two courses per semester is considered part time and 4 courses per semester is considered full time.
Synchronous approaches have flourished in which courses and programs seek to recreate the residential classroom online. Asynchronous education takes it a step further by transcending the limitations of location and time by no longer requiring attendance at classes but engaging in a range of learning activities by oneself or in online learning communities, following a detailed weekly schedule of activities and assignments. Reluctance, and even some skepticism, quickly disappears as students embrace the new technology forms of graduate learning, and the asynchronous format.
You will see a lot of similarities – both require courses in counseling skills, development, ethics, psychopathology, and both will probably have practicum and internship courses. The differences will be more subtle. For instance, MFT programs typically study a different set of theories of counseling than LPC programs. An MFT program will have an obvious and pervasive emphasis on looking at people’s struggles through a relational lens, whereas an LPC program will assume primarily individual development, individual change, and individual sessions. The question for you to consider is how important do you think relationships are to one’s mental health? In Western countries, mental illness has been assumed to be located within the individual hence LPC programs have flourished. But what if mental health issues are primarily between people, and what occurs within people is the result of relational contexts in the past and in the present – families, friendships, schools, churches, communities, and society. Please note that states differ in terms of requirements for LPC and LMFT. At TFC both the requirements for the LMFT and the LPC can be met in the program (with the addition of two courses offered by the program for the LPC).
Students can apply for federal financial aid through FAFSA. If you still have questions, email, text, or call Sara Rowland at email@example.com or 706-244-0214.
MAMFT has 4 courses that have on-campus residency weekends. These courses include Foundational Skills for Counseling & MFT, Premarital Counseling, Treatment Planning, and Family Therapy. Typically, only one occurs in any semester.
For more information about the graduate degree programs at Toccoa Falls College, take time to review our course catalog, which includes our academic calendar and courses offered during each semester. An Admissions Counselor is available to discuss graduate programs with you via Zoom. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting!