Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree is a professional graduate degree designed to equip students for service as a biblical counselor in the local church, a minister in the area of biblical counseling in a para-church organization or Christian school, or a minister of discipleship training in the local church. The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling is a two-year program requiring sixty semester hours of academic credit for graduation.

 

The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree is designed to promote growth toward personal maturity and ministry competence in the practice of church-related ministries. Through pursuing this degree program, students learn to interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in the church, the community and the world.

 

All applicants to any master degree program must be at least 20 years old by the time of their first registration, and must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree or equivalent.

 

In order to graduate while engaged in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program, each student must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” of the Seminary. In addition, each student seeking the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling must complete the sixty semester hours of courses specified in the course listing, including fifty-seven semester hours of required courses and three practicum hours.

 

Master of Arts - Biblical Counseling Course Requirements

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

 

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

Traditional/World Religions and Cults

Personal Evangelism

Introduction to Missions

Spiritual Formation

Hermeneutics

Introduction to Christian Education

Crisis Counseling

Introduction to Research and Writing

       

 

SECOND YEAR

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Preaching or Teaching 1

Marriage and Family

Theology of Counseling

Intro to Biblical Counseling

Counseling Practicum

History of the Baptists

 

 

 

OT 5101–5102

MS 6405

EV 6200

MS 6370

PM 7300

BH 5100

CE 7484

CN 7176

EN 7900

    

 

 

NT 5601–5602

TH 6701–6702

HM 7001 or

CN 7174

CN 7172

CN 7103

CN 7190

CH 6150

 

 

 

 

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                     60

 

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