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MA in Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling

The primary purpose of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program is to equip students for service in vocational counseling ministries in the church or in a parachurch ministry that is properly related to the church. This Seminary program is designed to be completed in a minimum of two to three academic years. Candidates for this degree should consult with biblical counseling faculty before beginning their program of study.

This program equips men and women who wish to minister the truth and grace of God in the context of the local church. The guiding foundation for Southeastern’s counseling program is that the Scriptures are sufficient for understanding people as spiritual, moral, relational and psychological beings. We believe that counseling is a part of the local church’s mission to make disciples and to teach them to obey the Lord, and is therefore best practiced under the authority of a local body of believers.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

This program includes 37 credit hours in the Master of Arts core and 27 hours in biblical counseling.

TOTAL HOURS

64

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

3 Years

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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


Who Will Teach Me?

BRANDON TATE COCKRELL


Associate Professor of Counseling

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KRISTIN KELLEN


Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling

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JAMES P. POROWSKI


Professor of Child and Family Development

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