Equipping You to Use God’s Word to Light the Way for Others
Biblical counseling is one of the fastest-growing areas in Christian ministry. Mid-America’s Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to promote students’ growth toward personal maturity and ministry competence in the practice of nouthetic (biblical) counseling within a church-related ministry.
This program’s specific objectives are accomplished through classroom instruction, professorial modeling, participation in the Practical Missions program, and a real-world counseling practicum. Nouthetic counseling allows the counselor to best help counselees embrace and apply a biblical worldview to their life.
Individuals with this degree are prepared to: become a biblical counselor in the local church; minister in the area of biblical counseling in a para-church organization or Christian school; minister in the area of discipleship training in the local church, and become a biblical counselor in a solo or group practice.
60 credit hours | Completed in two years | Available online
What courses will I take?
This is a sample list of courses you’ll take while pursuing your MA in Biblical Counseling.
- INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL COUNSELING
- THEOLOGY OF COUNSELING
- MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING
- CRISIS COUNSELING
- PERSONAL EVANGELISM
- COUNSELING PRACTICUM
- SPIRITUAL FORMATION
- OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
In addition to the Seminary’s general admissions requirements, applicants to any master’s-level degree program must meet additional requirements and have earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. During the application process, you will be asked to submit the following information:
- Official transcripts of all college coursework
- Autobiographical statement and photograph
- Health record and immunization forms
- Pastoral recommendation
- Church endorsement
- Two personal references
- Background and credit reference checks
To learn about all of Mid-America’s biblical counseling training options, visit our complete biblical counseling programs overview page.