Master of Divinity with
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 MDiv or MA degree programs in the Biblical Counseling track 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 MDiv, B.C. track is better preparation for those with long-term local church ministry goals. The MA in B.C. is for those who will be specializing primarily in vocational counseling ministries. Pastoral candidates seeking a specialization in counseling ministries are advised to complete both the MDiv following the Pastoral Ministry track and the MA in B.C. The Registrar can help a student design a program of study leading to the completion of both degrees.
Available as Distance Learning
Ministry in Context
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
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
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.
Assoc. Professor of Biblical Counseling