Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

The Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling (M.A.B.C) 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 35 hours of foundational studies vital for effectively interpreting and ministering the Word of God. The 30 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 I SPFEM 3101 1
Spiritual Formation II SPFEM 3111 1
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3

Old Testament I

Old Testament II

New Testament I

New Testament II

OLDTS 3313

OLDTS 3323

NEWTS 3313

NEWTS 3323





Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
Theology of Church and Family EDMIN 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 Addictions1 CNSLN 3503 3
Marriage and Family Counseling CNSLN 4003 3
Grief and Crisis Counseling1 CNSLN 4303 3
Counseling Practicum I2 CNSLN 5003 3
Counseling Practicum II3 CNSLN 5103 3
Case Conference - Practicum III3 CNSLN 5203 3
  Total 30
  Degree Total 65
1These courses require observation and assessment of actual or video-recorded counseling sessions.

2CNSLN 3203 and SYSTH 3053 are prerequisites for CNSLN 5003.

3CNSLN 5003 is a prerequisite for both of these courses. CNSLN 5103 and CNSLN 5203 may be taken in any sequence.