MDiv with Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling

The concentration in Biblical Counseling provided by this track will prepare students for a wide variety of biblical guidance ministries in local churches.

Students completing the M.Div. with Biblical Counseling will be prepared to serve as a chaplain or on a local church staff with special responsibilities for counseling, pastoral care and family ministries.
The guiding foundation for Southeastern’s Biblical Counseling program is that the Holy Scriptures are the written Word of the Living God and are sufficient for understanding people as spiritual, moral, relational and psychological beings. God has provided all things necessary for life and godliness: His risen and reigning Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; His written Word, the Holy Bible; His indwelling Holy Spirit; and His churches, local communities of baptized believers committed to the historic Christian faith and living out their personal faith through deeds of love. Southeastern intends to equip men and women of God to become wise, merciful counselors, thoroughly and completely equipped to minister both God’s grace and truth.

Central Affirmations of Southeastern’s Biblical Counseling Program

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 61 credit hours in the Master of Divinity core and 28 hours in the area of biblical counseling.

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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 6551 - Counseling Individuals with Problematic Emotions 
  • BCO 6580 - Counseling and the Church 
  • BCO 6552 - Counseling Individuals with Addiction Problems 
  • BCO 6570 - Counseling Parents and Children 
  • BCO 6860 - Cross-cultural Counseling 
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Work with non-profit ministries as a counselor
  • Lead a counseling ministry at your local church
  • Work with secular agencies to encourage the world with the gospel
  • Encourage the body of Christ through counseling

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