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 biblical counseling.
This program’s specific objectives are accomplished through classroom instruction, professorial modeling, participation in the Practical Missions program, and a real-world counseling practicum. Biblical 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
- BIBLICAL COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGY THEORIES
- ADDICTIONS AND EMOTIONS
- CRISIS COUNSELING
- PERSONAL EVANGELISM
- BIBLICAL 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.