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

Summer 2021 Dates

  • May 31: Summer graduate classes convene
  • July 31: Summer graduate classes end

Fall 2021 Dates

  • Aug. 16: Fall graduate classes convene
  • Oct. 24-30: Fall break
  • Nov. 12: Last day to withdraw from Fall 2021 classes
  • Nov. 21-27: Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 11: Fall graduate classes ends

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