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MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING – 2 YEAR DEGREE


The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling is designed to prepare students for a specialized ministry of counseling within the context of the church, church-related agencies or other professional settings. The program enables students to integrate the most effective models and theories of counseling with a sound biblical and theological perspective and a sensitivity to the operation of the Holy Spirit. Helping hurting people is an essential element of the Gospel, and this program equips students to help people realize wholeness in every area of life.

Who is our Christian Counseling major designed for?
  • Pastors, ministers, parents and anyone interested in Christian counseling ministry.
  • Christian school teachers and administrators.
  • Christians working in the public school system.

This major equips the student to counsel from a Biblical worldview. Christian counseling is vastly different from secular counseling.

What Will A Christian Counseling Graduate Be Equipped To Do?

  • Will know Biblical principles which lead to strong and successful homes, including the proper role of husband, wife, and children.
  • Will know the proactive steps of relational parenting.
  • Will know Biblical principles to the wise use of money.
  • Will know the Biblical truths for achieving true contentment and purpose in life.
  • Will know the Biblical approach in dealing with the emotional problems that trouble Christians today.
  • Will be equipped to help others deal with unforgiveness and bitterness. This is one of the most important tasks Christian counselors face today.
  • Will know the skills needed for ministering to the grief of those left behind following the death of a loved one.
  • Will be equipped to give good Biblical advice for couples having problems with their relationships.


Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to the intended date of enrollment 

Students must complete the minimum number of courses indicated in each category. Each Master degree program requires ten courses (30 credits), plus a Thesis (6 credits) for a total of 36 credits. (All graduate courses offer three credits.) Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Arts degree


Master of Christian Counseling
- 2 Year Degree

Old Testament (OT 501 REQUIRED)..............................................................2 courses
New Testament ......................................................................................... 2 courses
Theology (TH 511 REQUIRED) .................................................................... 2 courses
Christian Counseling .................................................................................. 2 courses
Electives ................................................................................................... 2 courses


ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT

Masters Thesis
Minimum of 75 typewritten pages; a popular writing style is permitted for the thesis.


Thesis Information and Requirements

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