Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

This degree program is designed to prepare students for a ministry of biblical counseling to individuals, couples, and families in a congregational, denominational agency, counseling center, or missions setting.

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Biblical Counseling Certification

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Demonstrate a growing, Christ-like character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
  • Understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Demonstrate skill in the practice of biblical counseling.
  • Work toward biblical counseling certification through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Click here for more information.

Program Requirements

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required)1 (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 33
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Biblical Counseling Concentration 21
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
34305 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Counseling 3
34325 The Care of the Souls in the Congregation 3
34330 Typical Problems in Biblical Counseling 3
35100 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
35530 Reformational Counseling Training I or 3
35585 Counseling Observations and Practicum
35540 Reformational Counseling Training II or 3
35590 Counseling Internships
35595 Biblical Counseling Portfolio 0
Total Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling Requirements 60
Written Communication (if required) +2

1See Written Communication Requirement here.

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