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Master's Degrees

The Townsend Institute's Master’s degree programs at Concordia University Irvine give you access to personally learn from Dr. John Townsend and engage with world-class Christian thought leaders.

M.A. Counseling: Clinical Mental Health »

Cultivate Life-Changing Transformation

M.A. Organizational Leadership »

Learn to Lead at the Next Level

M.A. Counseling: Clinical Mental Health »

Cultivate Life-Changing Transformation

M.A. Organizational Leadership »

Learn to Lead at the Next Level

Take the first step toward advancing your career.

The Townsend Institute has earned a reputation for its relational approach that begins with character growth as a building block for positive change. Our Master’s degrees provide students like you the opportunity to engage with, and learn from, some of the brightest minds in our community.

We believe that in order to be an effective leader, your personal growth is a priority. Enrolled students begin their program with fellow students at a 4-day, in-person course where Dr. Townsend, Townsend Institute Faculty, and Fellows will conduct a series of trainings to jump-start your learning.

Are you ready to get started?

Our dedicated admissions counselors are here to help.

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Join us LIVE!

Experience a new kind of Christ-centered education. Join us online LIVE and hear from current students and alumni about their experience in the Townsend Institute.

  • Ask Dr. John Townsend your questions about the Institute and our offerings
  • Learn how our counseling and leadership programs can advance your career
  • Connect with other prospective students exploring our programs
  • Become eligible for scholarships and other prizes by participating in our info session


Kaylie Housewright Dr. Townsend and Kaylie Housewright and her family
I’ve learned the vitality of being a forever student...comprehending that we are perfectly imperfect. Those things that have happened to us, or to our clients, are the things they can use to fuel their passions and make them better.

Kaylie Housewright
M.A. Counseling, 2019

Students in front of Grimm Hall

It’s about competence, character, and connection.

Founded by best-selling author and leading Christian thought leader Dr. John Townsend, the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine brings together Christians from all across the country and across all walks of life. For years, Dr. Townsend and Fellows of the Townsend Institute have been transforming lives. Now you too have the opportunity to learn from master practitioners with decades of real world experience.

Concordia campus from French Hill Dr. Townsend and students in front of Grimm Hall

Start your application today.

Take your next step toward creating the career, and the life, you’ve been waiting for.

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