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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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.
  • Describe the theology and methodology of biblical counseling.
  • Demonstrate skill in the practice of biblical counseling.
Program Requirements

Note: Continuing students should consult the Academic Catalog for the year in which they started for course requirements as the current requirements may have changed.

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Biblical and Theological Studies 36
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
Biblical Counseling Concentration 24-26
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
34305 Practical Theology in Context 3
34325 The Care of the Souls in the Congregation 3
34330 Typical Problems in Biblical Counseling 3
34830 Trauma and Crisis in Counseling 3
35100 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
35585 Biblical Counseling Practicum I 3
35590 Biblical Counseling Practicum II 3
35595 Biblical Counseling Portfolio 0
35999 Thesis Research and Writing1 2
Total Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling Requirements 60
Thesis (if required) +2

1Students interested in pursuing the thesis option must consult with the department chair for Biblical Counseling.

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