MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING

REGISTER BY: JANUARY 9

START DATE: JANUARY 16

Do you desire to be a wise counselor? Are you in full-time ministry, or perhaps a different vocation, but want to be a more effective communicator of biblical counsel for those who are spiritually weak, discouraged, abused, or struggling with sin? If so, consider a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. The curriculum includes practical courses in topics such as crisis counseling and addictive behavior, while providing a solid foundation of biblical and theological courses.

Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

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Do you desire to be a wise counselor? Are you in full-time ministry, or perhaps a different vocation, but want to be a more effective communicator of biblical counsel for those who are spiritually weak, discouraged, abused, or struggling with sin? If so, consider a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. The curriculum includes practical courses in topics such as crisis counseling and addictive behavior, while providing a solid foundation of biblical and theological courses.

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Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

FEATURED COURSES

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COUNSELING ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR

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CRISIS COUNSELING

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Methods of Biblical Change

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Marriage and Family Counseling

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Counseling Survivors of Abuse

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Biblical Counseling Practicum

LEARNING OPTIONS FOR MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING

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Available with a blend of online and virtual classes. The entire program may be completed at a distance or on campus.

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Take online courses in 8-week sessions with no required attendance or in live full-semester virtual classes .

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All students must take at least 2 live classes, either virtually or on-campus.

MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

This program seeks to prepare students to do the following:

 

  • To articulate biblical and systematic theology with scriptural support using a dispensational hermeneutical framework.
  • To exercise biblical discernment in assessing cultural issues and behavioral norms.
  • To communicate God’s Word effectively in response to common counseling issues.
  • To evaluate dispositions of listening and relating to counselees for the purpose of leading them toward spiritual restoration and growth.
  • To demonstrate faithfulness in ministry at a baptistic, separatist church.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  •  A minimum of 33 semester hours of approved credit must be completed for the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree.
  • Applicants to the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree program must have completed a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree from an approved institution.
  •  No more than 12 semester hours of graduate credit from another institution may be applied toward this degree.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or better must be earned. A maximum of two C grades will be credited toward graduation.
  •  Applicants may be required to make up deficiencies without credit in any of the departments at the discretion of the Academic Senate.

MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING COURSES

#MBSALUMNISPEAK

The time we spent at Maranatha was one of the most valuable times of our lives. Not only did we receive excellent instruction and great resources, but our professors encouraged us to think through issues. We built friendships with many of our teachers and could reach out to any of them today, confident they would take time to respond. There’s a passion both for ministry and excellent theological training at Maranatha.

Chip Herbert, MDiv, 2013
Sara (Pill) Herbert, MA in Biblical Counseling, 2013

Seminary training at Maranatha empowered me to think biblically, write succinctly, speak persuasively, and live sincerely. In my experience, there is not better way to prepare for impacting the world through informed Great Commission living than attending Maranatha Baptist Seminary.

Jon Rehfeldt, MA in Biblical Studies, 2008, and Master of Divinity, 2011

The style of the MBS classes also made it simple to fit in schoolwork with other responsibilities of life. I never felt like my classes were controlling my time beyond what was reasonable. This was mainly a credit to the attitude of the professors, who were always willing to work with potential ministry conflicts.

Caleb Farmer, MA in Biblical Counseling, 2017

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