OIC partners with several seminaries around the world to offer a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling.
Entry requirements into the Master’s program at any of these schools is determined by the particular school, however one standard requirement is a Bachelor’s degree from a generally recognized college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling is designed for those who desire to enhance ministry or teach at a college level with a focus in the area of counseling.
The program requires 60 credit hours of study including Bible, Theology, Hermeneutics, Research Methods, and counseling-related courses. The courses are normally completed in five years with students grouped into cohorts in a modular format.
The overall objectives of the program include a general knowledge of the bible, a core of counseling classes, and an understanding of a theology that is biblical. Students are also instructed in the methods of research and writing.
Program Course Structure
Biblical Studies Core
The partnering seminary determines the courses included in this portion of the degree program.
Counseling Studies Core
The counseling core includes 11 courses at 3 credit hours and 1 combined course at 6 credit hours. If you are interested in the specific courses offered as part of the Counseling Studies Core, you can find a printable list here with descriptions of each.
The total Counseling Studies Core equals 39 credit hours.
As OIC is a Certified Training Center with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), completion of one of our Graduate Programs also fully satisfies the Fundamentals Training Course requirement of the ACBC certification process.