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Argosy University, Denver Announces Launch of Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling Program

(DENVER, Co. – May 29, 2012)   Argosy University, Denver is pleased to announce the launch of its Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling program.

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Pastoral Community Counseling degree program is based on the fundamental belief that religious/spiritual communities provide a unique opportunity for human growth and development. The program is designed to prepare leaders within religious communities with an opportunity for personal and professional development, directed toward making a significant contribution to their community and to society. With this in mind, the program integrates the engagement of knowledge, the development of skills, reflective practice, and research in a manner that prepares the pastoral counselor to address individual and communal development in an ethically responsible fashion.

The Pastoral Community Counseling doctorate program integrates knowledge, skills, reflective practice, and research to prepare students to address individual and communal development in an ethically responsible fashion. “Argosy University, Denver is excited to bring this innovative degree option to individuals who hold a Master’s degree and are interested in contributing to the community in a spiritual manner. The doctoral degree combines counseling and psychology theory with religious teachings, allowing counselors the ability to integrate counseling skills with the traditions of their church. The program is nondenominational and allows individuals from diverse faiths to develop the skills necessary to provide counseling services in their church communities,” says Dr. Tracy Senstock, NCC, LPC, CFI, Chair of the program.

The EdD in Pastoral Community Counseling degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 60 semester credit hours, distributed as follows: research requirements, 12 credit hours; 30 core requirements, 6 elective credit hours; and dissertation requirements, 12 credit hours.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ray Watson at or 303-923-4278. 

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Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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