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MA in Human Services - Biblical Counseling

At Regent University, students have the opportunity to prepare for Christian-based counseling careers in the Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Biblical Counseling program. Read on to learn more about this online nonlicensure program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Biblical Counseling

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students looking to enroll in the Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Biblical Counseling program should have an interest in providing ministry-oriented counseling. To gain admission to the program, students should possess a BA or BS, preferably in psychology, counseling, or a related field, and have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater. All applicants to Regent University should also have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Biblical Counseling is designed to prepare students for careers that involve counseling from a biblical perspective. The nonlicensure counseling degree program is intended for students interested in working in churches, biblical counseling centers, and other faith-based establishments. Students will have the chance to study theology, historical aspects of Christianity, and how to apply this knowledge in Christian counseling. In addition to courses that cover biblical counseling models and issues in biblical counseling, student have the opportunity to take part in a field experience offering 150 hours of on-site experience.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Human Services with a Concentration in Biblical Counseling:

The Master of Arts in Human Services with a Concentration in Biblical Counseling consists of six required core courses and four concentration courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Foundations of Human Services
  • Behavioral Science Foundations
  • Professional Ethics in the Human Service Fields
  • Helping Skills & Techniques
  • Multicultural Awareness & Individual Diversity
  • Capstone & Field Experience

Biblical Counseling Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Christian Counseling
  • Survey of Biblical Counseling Models
  • Issues in Biblical Counseling
  • Survey of Christianity

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who finish the MA in Human Services with a concentration in Biblical Counseling program might choose to pursue a graduate certificate or doctorate degree. These degree programs could help graduates expand their knowledge of Christian counseling, prepare for licensure, or secure new roles in ministry.

Program options for graduates could include:

  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Biblical Counseling
  • PhD in Counseling & Psychological Studies with a concentration in Biblical Counseling
  • Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership - Ministry Leadership
  • PhD in Human Services

Career Paths:

After completing the MA in Human Services with a concentration in Biblical Counseling program, Regent graduates could aim for careers in social services, ministry, or teaching. In these roles, graduates might need to utilize specific counseling or assessment techniques.

Potential careers for graduates could include:

  • Family or youth minister
  • Social services professional
  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Pastoral counselor

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