Biblical Counseling Master of Science
What will I study?
In support of the University' s commitment to building Christlike character, the Masters of Science degree program in Biblical Counseling is designed to prepare students for a wide range of counseling opportunities, particularly those within a Christian setting.
Courses for this degree are available both in residence during the academic year and/or online via distance learning.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Defend the philosophy and practice of biblical counseling as grounded in the doctrines of progressive sanctification and sufficiency.
-- Critique modern attempts to integrate psychological counseling into Christian ministry from a biblical counseling perspective.
-- Apply a biblical counseling paradigm to personal problems.
What classes will I take?
The following courses are required:
- Biblical Counseling Internship
- Survey of NT / NT Introduction (2 credits)
- Survey of OT / OT Introduction (2 credits)
- Biblical Hermeneutics
- Systematic Theology
- Systematic Theology
- Theories of Counseling
9 hours of course work must be selected from the following:
The MS in Biblical Counseling program prepares students for a life of useful service in any and all Christian ministries, including Christian schools, churches, camps, rescue missions, orphanages, etc. Because students both study the Bible on the graduate level and learn how to practically apply the Word to everyday life, pastors, pastors’ wives, missionaries, evangelists, teachers, and camp workers have all reported how they have benefited from this course of study.
Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.
Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.