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 Divinity in Biblical Counseling is 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 Witness One:Seven 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. This three-year degree program is offered online or residentially and requires 90 semester hours of academic credit for graduation.
Individuals with this degree are prepared to become a biblical counselor in the local church, engage in biblical counseling in a para-church organization or Christian school, lead discipleship training in the local church, become a biblical counselor in a solo or group practice.
90 credit hours | Completed in three years | Available online
What courses will I take?
This is a sample list of courses you’ll take while pursuing your MDIV in Biblical Counseling:
- INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL COUNSELING
- THEOLOGY OF COUNSELING
- MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING
- CRISIS COUNSELING
- BIBLICAL COUNSELING PRACTICUM
- PERSONAL EVANGELISM
- SPIRITUAL FORMATION
- BEGINNING GREEK
- HEBREW GRAMMAR
- 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 Mid-America’s Biblical Counseling Degree programs, visit our Biblical Counseling page.