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Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary of Springfield, Missouri offers both under graduate and graduate degrees in Biblical Counseling. The Master of Arts Biblical Counseling (MABC) is a 60-hour degree intended for students who will counsel in the local church, the home or secular environment.


Birmingham Theological Seminary is located in Birmingham, Alabama. Their Master of Arts degrees are designed to provide a comprehensive education, benefiting both the personal and professional lives of students. The programs are generally oriented around two axes: ministry in the church (Pastoral Leadership, Christian Education, Biblical Counseling, and Worship Ministry) or ministry outside the church (MA in Public Theology [Apologetics, Missions, and Evangelism]).


The Bible classes at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina provide a solid foundation for biblical counseling. They teach a variety of classes on the centrality of the gospel, how to interpret God’s Word and how it pertains to all spiritual struggles, trials, and challenges every believer faces.


Boyce College, located in Louisville, KY, offers a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Counseling. Boyce’s approach to counseling is centered on the Bible. You will gain counseling experience inside and outside of the classroom as you learn to point to Christ-centered solutions. Their counseling programs fulfill the training requirement for certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.


Christ Theological Seminary, located in Ormond Beach, FL, offers an Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. This degree program is designed to prepare students for a ministry of biblical counseling in a congregational, counseling center or missions setting.. Students will also be encouraged to pursue certification with the Association of Certified Biblical  Counselors.


College of Biblical Studies, located in Houston, TX and Indianapolis, IN, offers a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biblical Counseling  degree. The purpose of the 120-hour program with major in Biblical Counseling culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree is to provide a thoroughly biblical model for biblical counseling. The training will prepare men and women to engage in church, parachurch, or private biblical counseling, and provide a base for seminary or other graduate training.


Doane Baptist Seminary, in partnership with Overseas Instruction in Counseling, offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree program. DBS is located on the island of Iloilo in the Philippines. The MABC program is designed for busy ministers, so a student will have to attend DBS only twice a year, in the Summer and Winter.

Every session consists of two courses and is taught in English, for two weeks. These students will also do pre-session assignments, communication with teachers and classmates through email. This will be followed by a practicum.


Faith Bible Seminary is located in Lafayette, IN, offers a blended (online and onsite modular classes) Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree.  Their faculty includes some of the best professors in their respective specialties from all over the country. Their distinctive program – unique among other seminaries – combines this expertise and academics to teach you to be a leader in counseling ministry.  Faith Bible Seminary is accredited by The Association for Biblical Higher Education.


Kyiv Theological Seminary offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree in partnership with Overseas Instruction in Counseling. Kyiv Theological Seminary is located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The students are only required to attend KTS only twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Every session consists of two courses and is taught in English and Russian, for two weeks at the KTS facility. Students will do pre-session assignments, communicating with teachers and classmates through Internet. Post-session assignments will include practicum.


Maranatha Baptist University, located in Watertown, WI (formerly Maranatha Baptist Bible College), offers a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling and a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree. The curriculum includes practical courses in topics such as crisis counseling and addictive behavior, while providing a solid foundation of biblical and theological courses from which to build practical applications.


The Master’s Academy International is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by training indigenous church leaders to be approved pastor-teachers, able to equip their churches to make biblically sound disciples.


The Master’s University offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree. They offer on-campus traditional 15-week courses in the evenings for local students during the Fall and Spring semesters. Or you can complete a Distance-Hybrid option which consists of two weeks of required attendance for class on campus in July.


Mid-America Theological Seminary’s biblical counseling program offers students fully accredited training in biblical counseling at every level. The BA, MA, and M.Div. degrees may be earned both residentially through Mid-America or via their online degree program.


Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary located in Kansas City, MO, offers a Master of Arts in Counseling. Midwestern’s biblical counseling degrees offer significant training in the principles and methods of biblical counseling, preparing you for service in a local church, biblical counseling center, or wider ministry setting. Their goal is to equip ministers and laypersons to minister biblically within their local churches and communities, making the church the first place people go for help, rather than a last resort.


Montana Bible College, located in Bozeman, MT, offers a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a Biblical Counseling Concentration. A student pursuing the biblical counseling degree will be thoroughly equipped to provide encouragement, support, and biblical direction to those in need. The focus of the program is to have tools to minister within his or her local body of believers.


The National Theological College and Graduate School, headquartered in Lexington, North Carolina, offers a Master of Biblical Studies with a concentration in Biblical Counseling in partnership with Overseas Instruction in Counseling in various countries in the Middle East.


The North American Reformed Seminary, based in South Carolina, offers a self-paced, independent study Doctor of Ministries in Nouthetic Counseling. The North American Reformed Seminary is a private online, non-profit, distance educational, Christian, reformed seminary whose mission states is “to educate the body of Christ completely free of charge.


Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s College & Advanced Studies, located in Cavite, Philippines, (on the island of Luzon) in partnership with Overseas Instruction in Counseling, offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree program.

The MABC program is designed so a student will have to attend PTS only twice a year, once in the summer and once and winter. Every session consists of two courses and is taught in English, for two weeks. Students will do pre-session assignments, communicating with teachers and classmates through email. Post-session assignments will include practicum.


Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, located in Pittsburg, offers biblical counseling concentrations in their M.Div., MTS, and D.Min. programs. Beyond their counseling coursework, students will observe live counseling, participate in role playing various counseling scenarios. Students can also apply these counseling opportunities toward certification requirements for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).


Reformed Theological Seminary, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling along with Master of Divinity with a Counseling Emphasis. The M.A.C.C. is designed to provide a rich combination of theological and practical training which prepares students to effectively apply God’s word to their own lives and also to the lives of others.


The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Louisville, KY, offers a Master of Arts, a Master of Divinity with a major concentration, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling.  Students at Southern are passionate about spreading the gospel in its full biblical integrity to every person and people group. Southern combines biblical training and ministry strategy to train students to develop a vision for the reaching lost and the tools they need fulfill that vision. The coursework in the Biblical Counseling concentration is available completely online, but counseling observations must be completed in Louisville.


Westminster Theological Seminary, located in Glenside, PA, offers a Master of Arts in Counseling. When you enroll in the online MAC you join global, ministry-minded peers face-to-face in world-class online learning. Study counseling and theology while engaged in your local ministry and on a schedule that fits your life.


Word of Life Bible Institute, located in many locations, is a non-denominational bible institute that offers intensive Bible training through one and two year programs around the world. As part of their curriculum, they provide a course in Biblical Counseling during each year of study.

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