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Master of Arts - Biblical Counseling

 
Description
The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for service as:
     (1) a biblical counselor in the local church, or   
     (2) a minister in the area of biblical counseling in a para-church organization or Christian school, or
     (3) a minister in the area of discipleship training in the local church.
This is a two-year program primarily related to specialized ministry in churches, requiring 60 semester hours of academic credit for graduation.
 
Objectives
In addition to the Seminary'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 Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student seeking the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” of the Seminary. In addition, each student seeking the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling must complete the 60 semester hours of courses specified in the course listing.
 
 
Master of Arts - Biblical Counseling Course Requirements

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

Introduction to Christian Education

Spiritual Formation

Personal Evangelism

Introduction to Research and Writing

Introduction to Missions

Hermeneutics

Crisis Counseling

Traditional/World Religions and Cults

 

 

SECOND YEAR

History of the Baptists

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Preaching 1 or Teaching 1

 

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Counseling Practicum

Theology of Counseling

Marriage and Family Counseling

 

OT 5101–5102

CE 7484

PM 7300

EV 6200

EN 7900

MS 6370

BH 5100

CN 7176

MS 6405

 

 

 

CH 6150

NT 5601–5602

TH 6701–6702

HM 7001 or

CE 7450

CN 7103

CN 7190

CN 7172

CN 7174

 

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

3

6

6

3

 

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                                      60

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