MA in Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling

The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling is a degree program that prepares students for a wide variety of biblical guidance ministries in local churches. Students in this program will develop the skills to serve as chaplains or on a local church staff with responsibilities for counseling, pastoral care, and family ministries. In this program, you’ll learn from counselors who grant a uniquely constitutive role to Scripture, to the gospel of God in Christ, and to his Church. Students will be equipped to bring the wisdom of God’s Word, the hope and power of his gospel, and the unique relevance of the church community into the care and cure of souls, the restoration of broken people, and their marriages and families.

Central Affirmations of the Biblical Counseling Program

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 34 semester hours of core studies and 31 hours of Biblical Counseling semester hours for a total of 65 credit hours.

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • BCO 6000 - Biblical and Theological Foundations for Counseling
  • BCO 6500 - Counseling Theory
  • BCO 6552 - Counseling Individuals with Addiction Problems
  • BCO 6560 - Marital and Pre-marital Counseling
  • BCO 6570 - Counseling Parents and Children
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What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Open up Biblical Counseling Practice
  • Work with non-profit ministries
  • Leading a counseling ministry at your local church
  • Work with secular agencies to encourage the world within your practice

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

Who will teach me?