Description of the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Biblical Counseling Degree
The accelerated Master of Divinity/biblical counseling degree is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent. It is designed to equip both male and female students for effective ministry as biblical counselors. The degree focuses on counseling that is strictly biblical in nature (nouthetic), and students receive a background in the theology of counseling and evidence that the Word is sufficient to bring about change. The accelerated Master of Divinity/biblical counseling degree requires 60 semester hours of course credit and is only available to students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Christian studies or Bachelor of Arts in biblical counseling at Mid-America, or students from other Christian colleges who have satisfied the specific course requirements as indicated.
Completion Requirements for the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Biblical Counseling Degree
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student in the accelerated Master of Divinity/biblical counseling degree program must satisfy the General Requirements for Graduation as set forth in this catalog.
Each student seeking the accelerated Master of Divinity/biblical counseling degree must complete the 60 semester hours of credit specified in the following chart. The accelerated Master of Divinity/biblical counseling degree includes several components:
- 45 hours of required courses
- nine semester hours of elective courses
- a three-credit hour practicum and
- a three-credit hour capstone paper/course.
Note: Logos Bible Research Software (Silver edition or above) is recommended for courses in the New Testament Department.
Required Courses for the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Biblical Counseling Degree
|The History of the Baptists
& GR 5802
and Greek 2
|Systematic Theology 2
|Introduction to Apologetics
|Theology of Counseling
|Addictions and Emotions
|Marriage and Family Counseling
|Old Testament Elective
|Introduction to Ethics
& HB 5402
|Hebrew Grammar 1
and Hebrew Grammar 2
|Select one of the following:
|Biblical Preaching 1
and Biblical Preaching 2
|Principles of Teaching 1
and Principles of Teaching 2
|New Testament Elective
|Introduction to Worship
|Free Elective *
|Counseling Practicum 1 **
|Biblical Counseling Capstone
The Master of Divinity/biblical counseling program meets all prerequisite master-level requirements for both the Doctor of Ministry program and the Doctor of Philosophy program.
Must be Intro to Biblical Counseling if student has not had it at the undergraduate level.
Prerequisite: CN 7176