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.

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At a Glance

  • 61

    MDiv hours

  • 28

    Biblical Counseling hours

  • 89

    Total credit hours

Program Courses

Some people describe seminary as a hoop to jump through, but I found my time at Southeastern to be a life-giving, spiritually edifying experience. Southeastern encouraged in me an undeniable love for God’s word. No amount of effort is too great to understand it or communicate it to someone else. What I saw, exemplified both in the classroom and even just in the culture of Southeastern, is the non-negotiable nature of the Great Commission. Southeastern emphasized that all of us are called to go in some capacity, and that we are most like Christ when we go to hard places.

Mark Turner MDiv and PhD

Ministry in Context


  • 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


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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