Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

The Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling is a 65-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. The degree includes 32 hours of theological preparation vital for effectively interpreting and ministering the Word of God. The 33 hours of counseling courses will prepare students to apply God’s Word in both formal and informal counseling settings. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is a pre-requisite.  Students enrolled in this degree must maintain at least a "C" average for graduation.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Foundational Studies

Spiritual Formation 1 SFCFM 3101 1
Spiritual Formation 2 SFCFM 3111 1
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Personal Evangelism Practicum EVANG 3000
Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
Pick 2: Old Testament I, II, or III OLDTS 3053, 3063, 3073 6
Pick 2: New Testament I, II, or III NEWTS 3053, 3063, 3073 6
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
Theology of Church and Family CFMIN 3013 3
  Total 35

Counseling Studies

History of Soul Care and Counseling CNSLN 3003 3
Biblical Analysis of Psychology and Psychotherapy CNSLN 3103 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 I CNSLN 5003 3
Counseling Practicum II CNSLN 5103 3
Case Conference - Practicum III CNSLN 5203 3
  Total 30
  Degree Total 65
*requires observation and assessment of actual or video-recorded counseling sessions


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