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Ph.D. Degree – Focus in Biblical Counseling

The specialization in the Ph.D. 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. All courses in the focus areas are 3 semester credit hours each.

Focus Core Studies – 21 Credits

  • BC 713 Advanced Principles of Biblical Counseling
  • BC 804 Counseling Families in the Church
  • BS 718 Contemporary Biblical Hermeneutics
  • BC 720 Advanced Premarital Counseling
  • BC 709 The Interaction of Secular Psychology and Biblical Counseling
  • BC 726 Case Studies in Divorce, Remarriage, and Blending Families
  • Elective: Any 1 course in any area

Program Structure

  • RW 001 Trinity Tutorial
  • Focus Core – 21 credits
  • Research Methods Course – 3 credits Choose course depending on the nature of anticipated research dissertation:

    • RW 810 Bibliographic Research Methods or
    • RW 710 Empirical Research Method

  • RW 756 Dissertation – 12 credits

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