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.

  • Available as Distance Learning

  • On-Campus

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At a Glance

  • 34

    Hours of Core Studies

  • 31

    Hours of Biblical Counseling

  • 65

    Total Credit Hours

Program Courses

Southeastern trained us in the sufficiency of Scripture and how it really applies to everyday challenges and everyday joys and how you can apply the sufficiency of Scripture to everything.

Melanie Lenow MA in Biblical Counseling

MA in Context


  • 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


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
  • I can say without reservation that I believe we have the best counseling program out there. It is grounded in Scripture, practical in its nature, and missional in its application.

    Kristin Kellen

    Assoc. Professor of Biblical Counseling

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