MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING

Objectives

In addition to the College’s general educational objectives, the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree is designed to promote growth toward personal maturity and ministry competence in the practice of nouthetic biblical counseling within a church-related ministry. The objectives of this program are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, required practical experience outside the classroom in a counseling setting, the practice of ministry through the Practical Missions program, chapel services, and student organizations.

The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling seeks to guide students to develop the ability to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in the church, the community and the world.

Admission Requirements

All applicants to any master degree program must be at least 20 years old by the time of their first registration, and must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree or equivalent (see the catalog for full details and exceptions).

Completion Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation from The College at Mid-America, each student seeking the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” of the College. In addition, each student seeking the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling must complete the 60 semester hours of courses specified in the Degree Audit Worksheet.

MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING COURSE REQUIREMENTS (60 HOURS)

COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER SEMESTER HOURS
Old Testament Survey 1, 2 OT 5101–5102 6 hours
Introduction to Christian Education CE 7484 3 hours
Spiritual Formation PM 7300 3 hours
Personal Evangelism EV 6200 3 hours
Introduction to Research and Writing EN 7900 3 hours
Introduction to Missions MS 6370 3 hours
Hermeneutics BH 5100 3 hours
Crisis Counseling CN 7176 3 hours
Traditional/World Religions and Cults MS 6405 3 hours
COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER SEMESTER HOURS
History of the Baptists CH 6150 3 hours
New Testament Survey 1, 2 NT 5601–5602 6 hours
Systematic Theology 1, 2 TH 6701–6702 6 hours
Preaching 1 or Teaching 1 HM 7001 or CE 7450 3 hours
Introduction to Biblical Counseling CN 7103 3 hours
Counseling Practicum CN 7190 3 hours
Theology of Counseling CN 7172 3 hours
Marriage and Family Counseling CN 7174 3 hours

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