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Master of Divinity - Biblical Counseling

Description
The Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip both male and female students for effective ministry as a biblical counselor. This is a three-year program focused on counseling that is strictly biblical in nature (nouthetic), and students receive a background in the theology of counseling and evidence that the Word is sufficient to bring about change.  The Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling degree requires ninety semester hours of course credit.
 
Objectives
The Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling degree is designed to promote growth toward personal maturity and professional ministry competence. The objectives of the degree are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, the practice of ministry through the Witness One:Seven program, chapel services, and student organizations.

 

The Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling degree 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
In addition to the general admission requirements to the Seminary, applicants for admission to any master degree program must meet additional requirements. All applicants to any master degree program must be at least twenty years old by the time of their first registration. All applicants to master degree programs 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 Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student seeking the Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling degree must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” as set forth in the Catalog. In addition each student seeking the Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling must complete the ninety semester hours of courses specified in the course listing.

 

The Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling program includes two components:
     (1) 84 semester hours of required courses
     (2) 6 semester hours of elective courses
 


Master of Divinity - Biblical Counseling Course Requirements

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

 

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

Beginning Greek 1, 2

History of Christianity

Personal Evangelism

Introduction to Research and Writing

Introduction to Missions

Hermeneutics

Apologetics

 

 

 

SECOND YEAR

Hebrew Grammar 1, 2

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Preaching or Teaching 1

Preaching or Teaching 2

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Old Testament Elective

 

THIRD YEAR

History of the Baptists

Theology of Counseling

Traditional Religions, World Religions, and Cults

Introduction to Christian Education

Spiritual Formation

Marriage and Family Counseling

Introduction to Worship

New Testament Elective

Crisis Counseling

Counseling Practicum

 

 

 

OT 5101–5102

GR 5801–5802

CH 6001

EV 6200

EN 7900

MS 6370

BH 5100

PH 6910

 

 

 

HB 5401-5402

NT 5601-5602

TH 6701-6702

HM 7001 or CE 7450

HM 7005 or CE 7452

CN 7103

 

 

 

CH 6150

CN 7172

MS 6405

CE 7484

PM 7300

CN 7174

CM 7700

 

CN 7176

CN 7190

 

 

 

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

6

6

6

6

6

3

3

 

 

3

3

3

3

              3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                         90

 

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