Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling is a non-licensure 36-hour graduate program designed to provide Christ-centered education to prepare servant leaders for the practical ministry of Christian counseling. The program provides both a theological and counseling foundation, enabling the student to incorporate biblical principles into a counseling ministry. The program is designed for graduates who plan to counsel in the local church, denominational agencies, and ministry-based organizations.
In addition to previously stated admission requirements, the following program-specific requirements must be met:
Evidence that the student is a Christian and is compatible with DBU's mission by proven conduct in accordance with Christian standards set forth in the Bible by announced intent, and by church involvement.
Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.
DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
GSOM 6310 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology
WORS 6303 - Spiritual Formation and Worship
Program Specific Curriculum
COUN 5312 - Counseling Theories and Techniques
COUN 5314 - Lifespan Human Development
MAFM 6316 - Faith Formation in the Life Stages
MACC 6301 - Introduction to Christian Counseling
MACC 6302 - Abnormal Psychology
MACC 6303 - Christian Counseling Skills
COUN 5313 - Group Counseling Methods
COUN 6311 - Addictive and Compulsive Disorders
COUN 6314 - Marriage and Family Counseling
COUN 6320 - Counseling Victims of Trauma
COUN 6324 - A Christian Approach to Human Sexuality
DISC 6317 - Biblical Foundation and Models for Small Group Ministry
MACM 6303 - Conflict Resolution in Ministry
MACM 6304 - Victim Assistance Ministry Training
Or a course from one of the following disciplines:
Total Credit Hours Required
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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