MA Degree – Major in Biblical Counseling
The major in the Master of Arts degree is the focused area of study designed to prepare a student for a specific career path or professional goal. Courses in the major define the subject areas of expertise being developed by the student.
Purpose of the Major
To present Biblical Counseling as a model distinct from other models of counseling, whether secular or Christian integrationist, and to develop critical thinking skills necessary for writing a thesis on some aspect of counseling from the perspective of a biblical worldview.
- Learners will describe how the Bible functions as God's instrument of change.
- Learners will distinguish Biblical Counseling from non-Christian and Christian integrationist counseling models.
- Learners will practice skills for effective Biblical Counseling.
- Learners will exercise critical thinking skills necessary for interacting with the counseling literature and for writing a cogent thesis about some aspect of counseling from a biblical perspective.
Major Core Studies – 21 Credits
Major Core Studies form 21 credits of the 36 credits minimum for the MA degree Major in Biblical Counseling.
- BC 675 Biblical Foundations for Counseling
- BS 518 Biblical Hermeneutics
- BC 518 An Examination of Integrationism in Christian Counseling
- NT 510 Life and Letters of Paul 1
- BC 565 Marriage and Family Counseling
- BC 504 Depression and Anxiety
- BC 640 Master’s Biblical Counseling Practicum 2*
1 Learners may replace course with an elective in New Testament (NT).
2 Learners may replace course with an elective in Biblical Counseling (BC).
* Learners are encouraged to pursue remaining courses while in the counseling practicum course.
Program Structure – 36 Credits Minimum
- RW 001 Trinity Tutorial – 0 credits
- General Electives – 12 credits
- M.A. Core Studies – 3 credits
- Major Core Studies – 21 credits
A minimum of 21 credits must be earned at Trinity.
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