Christian Counseling

The EdD in Christian Counseling is a terminal degree program that prepares students to develop others who are called to serve through Christian counseling. Students in this program will develop the skills to teach in the local church and in higher education, problem solve using social science research techniques, and influence thinking in this field through writing that is both biblical and academically persuasive. 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 instruct others 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.

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 45

    Hours of Classroom Instruction

  • 3

    Hours of Mentorship

  • 12

    Hours of dissertation research

  • 60

    credit hours

Program Courses

Southeastern did not meet my expectations for a theological classroom. It rewrote my expectations for a theological classroom. They taught me to be in love with God's word and summon people to my loves.

Ricardo Sanchez EdD alum

EdD in Context


  • Graduates will be able to articulate their philosophy of Christian counseling as opposed to a secular worldview approach.

  • Graduates will be able to describe and demonstrate the use of behavioral methods that are consistent with their Christian counseling philosophy.

  • Graduates will be able to describe the creation and development of an effective biblical counseling program in a local Baptist church.

Why Should Someone Get An EdD?

Pursuing a Doctor of Education degree at Southeastern gives you a rare opportunity to interact with proven scholars in fields related to educational leadership. You can anticipate growing in leadership competencies such as critical thinking and problem-solving, academic research, and teaching in a variety of ministry contexts.

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