Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

The Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) is a 68-hour program of study designed primarily to equip Christian men and women to minister God’s Word through counseling in the context of the local church or other Christian ministries. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is a prerequisite. Students enrolled in this degree must maintain at least a "C" average for graduation.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Biblical and Theological Studies

Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Old Testament I OLDTS 3313 3
Old Testament II OLDTS 3323 3
New Testament I NEWTS 3313 3
New Testament II NEWTS 3323 3
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
Christian Formation EDMIN 3022 2
  Total 29

Great Commission Studies

Foundations for Bible Teaching EDMIN 3033 3
Christian Leadership EDMIN 3043 3
Strategies for Disciple Making EDMIN 3053 3
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
The Church Gathered: Theology of Worship WORSP 4323 3
  Total 15

Biblical Counseling Studies1

The History and Context of Biblical Soul Care CNSLN 3003 3
Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
Exposition of Scripture and Counseling CNSLN 3403 3
Biblical Understanding of Emotions and Addictions CNSLN 3503 3
Marriage and Family Counseling CNSLN 4003 3
Grief and Crisis Counseling CNSLN 4303 3
Counseling Practicum I2 CNSLN 5003 3
Counseling Practicum II3 CNSLN 5103 3
  Total 24
  Degree Total 68


1CNSLN 3203 Principles of Biblical Counseling must be taken prior to all other CNSLN courses.

2Students must complete 12 CNSLN hours prior to registering for CNSLN 5003.

3CNSLN 5003 is the prerequisite for CNSLN 5103.