Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

The Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling is a 66-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 29 hours of theological preparation vital for effectively interpreting and ministering the Word of God. The counseling courses (37 hours) 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 SPFEM 3101 1
Spiritual Formation 2 SPFEM 3111 1
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Personal Evangelism Practicum EVANG 3000
0
Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Systematic Theology 1 SYSTH 3003 3
Systematic Theology 2 SYSTH 3013 3
Basic Old Testament 1 OLDTS 3313 3
Basic Old Testament 2 OLDTS 3323 3
Basic New Testament 1 NEWTS 3313 3
Basic New Testament 2 NEWTS 3323 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
  Total 29

Counseling Studies - Required

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 CNSLN 3503 3
Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling* CNSLN 4003 3
Parenting and Family Counseling* CNSLN 4103 3
Addictions* CNSLN 4203 3
Grief and Crisis Counseling* CNSLN 4303 3
Counseling Practicum I CNSLN 5002 2
Counseling Practicum II CNSLN 5102 2
  Total 31
Counseling Studies - Electives
Choose Two of the Following Courses
  6
Principles of Godly Character CNSLN 3303  
Medical and Biomedical Issues in Counseling CNSLN 4403  
Training Counselors in the Church CNSLN 4503  
Cross Cultural Counseling CNSLN 4513  
Counseling Children CNSLN 4603  
Counseling Teens and Young Adults CNSLN 4613  
Counseling Older Adults and Their Families CNSLN 4703  
Counseling Prisoners and Their Families CNSLN 4713  
Counseling Military Personnel and Their Families CNSLN 4803  
  Total 6
  Degree Total 66
*requires observation and assessment of actual or video-recorded counseling sessions
 

 

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