Recognized by the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling will teach you how to understand and apply God’s Word with skill, integrity, authority, and compassion. This Biblical Counseling program equips pastors, teachers, missionaries, elders, deacons, youth pastors, chaplains, college administrators, Christian business owners and employees, guidance counselors, and people who work with children’s homes, the elderly, rescue missions, homeless shelters, crisis pregnancy centers, and crisis hot lines.
"Our extremely experienced faculty have developed a counseling course of study fully committedto the sufficiency and power of Scripture to change lives,” says
-Dr. John MacArthur| President of The Master’s College.
Despite the abundance of opportunities for graduates of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling the program is not structured to meet state requirements for licensing. Practical counseling experience is gained outside the classroom through participation in counseling sessions and by working in a counseling capacity within churches and other Christian organizations. Class work and outside assignments will empower you to implement your knowledge and skills immediately. The program offers a 35-semester hour track with thesis, and a 40-semester hour track without thesis, both of which lead to a fully accredited degree.
At The Master’s College, we believe the Holy Scripture is true and complete and should serve as the authoritative standard for the counseling of all soul problems. The popular and effective Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree prepares students from diverse backgrounds to provide practical, straight-forward counseling that is Christ-centered, salvation-centered, church-centered, and Bible-centered. Dr. John MacArthur states, “The program is built upon a foundation of sound doctrine and theology. The teaching, training, and classroom interaction bring clarity and fresh Biblical insight to the practical issues of today. This program will enrich your ministry and your life. I recommend it to anyone desiring to serve within the church of Jesus Christ.”
The MABC program emphasizes practice through courses that combine applied counseling skills with the solid biblical foundation on which these skills are based. Actual counseling experience is gained outside the classroom through participation in counseling sessions as a counselor and a counselee, as well as through working in a counseling capacity with churches and other Christian organizations.
Class work and outside assignments are designed to give you the ability to implement your knowledge and skills immediately, not only in your own personal life, but also in ministry.
The MABC program is offered in two formats:
- Summer Intensive Program (SIP)
The MABC Summer Intensive Program is a modified distance learning program offering the opportunity to complete the 35 semester units of study over the course of only two three-week sessions on-campus at the College. The majority of work will be completed by correspondence and independent study.
- Resident Program
The MABC Resident Program is the same 35 semester units completed in two or more years on-campus in the evenings.
One of the best ways to evaluate a program is to actually speak with professors, administrators, and students on-site. We welcome any prospective students who would like to visit the school, meet with faculty, and attend classes. The best months for this would be September through November and February through April. Please see the Academic Calendar
for our vacation days to be sure classes will be in session.
Please contact Chris Kropf
to schedule a visit and arrange the details.
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