MA in Ministry | Counseling Concentration


  • 36 credits (2 years full-time)
  • Completely online
  • Weekly live video conferences with professor and classmates

The Counseling concentration is designed to equip Christians to use counseling theory oriented by Wesleyan-Arminian theology. It does not lead to licensure.

Course Outline

The 18-hour Counseling concentration builds on the 18-hour MA Ministry core.

MA Ministry Core 18 hours
BITH500 Biblical Languages and Technology 3 hours
BITH580 Biblical Hermeneutics 3 hours
BITH610 or 611 Old Testament or New Testament Theology 3 hours
SYTH Systematic Theology Elective 3 hours
HITH Historical or Wesleyan Theology Elective 3 hours
BITH612 Biblical Theology of Holiness 3 hours
Counseling Concentration 18 hours
PRTH530 Integration of Christian Faith and Counseling Theory 3 hours
PRTH531 Helping Skills for Christian Counseling 3 hours
PRTH532 Counseling for Relationship Distress 3 hours
PRTH533 Counseling for Behavior and Emotional Distress 3 hours
  Counseling Electives 6 hours
  Total: 36 hours


Graduate Program Calendar

Spring 2022 Dates

  • Jan. 10: Spring classes convene
  • Mar. 14-21: Late winter break
  • Apr. 1: Program and scholarship application deadline for Summer 2022
  • Apr. 1: Last day to withdraw from Spring 2021 classes.
  • Apr. 4-10: Spring break
  • May 14: Graduate spring term end

Summer 2022 Dates

  • May 23: Summer classes convene
  • July 30: Summer classes end

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