Master of Divinity in Counseling

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Master of Divinity in Counseling

This program offers Counseling as a focus of study for students who are preparing for pastoral ministry. Through intensive classroom interaction, mentoring under competent counselors, self-directed study, simulated learning experiences and supervised internship (200 hours), students integrate theology and psychology as they address human problems in both church and community settings.

Plan A - Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
0
CORE COURSES
Biblical Theology (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible,Hermeneutics & Theological
Reflection (HTR) one NT Exegesis course and one OT Exegesis course)
Church History
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
Ethics (Prerequisite: HTR)
Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
Homiletics (Prerequsite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 1: NT Narrative & Hebrews (Prerequisite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 2: NT Epistles & Apocalypse (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1: OT Narrative & Law (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 2: OT Wisdom, Poetry & Prophecy (Prerequisite: HTR)
Pastoral Theology/Theology of Ministry
Strategic Leadearship and Management
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
World Missions
51
FOCUS COURSES
Child and Adolescent Counseling (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Community-Based Counseling (Prerequsite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques
Family Counseling (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Internship (Prerequisite: All Counseling courses)
Philosophical, Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Guidance & Counseling
Soul Care
Spiritual Companioning (Spiritual Direction)
Study of Human Problems
27
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics
Research Methods 2 (Action Research/Ministry Research Project)
6
PRACTICUM
Counseling Graduate Seminar/Comprehensive Exam (No Credit:Pass or Fail)
0
Thesis
6
Total Units
90

Plan B - Non Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
0
CORE COURSES
Biblical Theology (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible,Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection (HTR) one NT Exegesis course and one OT Exegesis course)
Church History
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
Ethics (Prerequisite: HTR)
Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection (Must be taken during student's 1st registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
Homiletics (Prerequsite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 1: NT Narrative & Hebrews (Prerequisite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 2: NT Epistles & Apocalypse (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1: OT Narrative & Law (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 2: OT Wisdom, Poetry & Prophecy (Prerequisite: HTR)
Pastoral Theology/Theology of Ministry
Strategic Leadearship and Management
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
World Missions
51
FOCUS COURSES
Child and Adolescent Counseling (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Community-Based Counseling (Prerequsite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Counseling Skills, Theories & Techniques
Family Counseling (Prerequisite: Counseling Theories, Skills & Techniques)
Internship (Prerequisite: All Counseling courses)
Philosophical, Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Guidance & Counseling
Soul Care
Spiritual Companioning (Spiritual Direction)
Study of Human Problems
Focus Elective 1
Focus elective 2
33
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics
Research Methods 2 (Action Research/Ministry Research Project)
6
PRACTICUM
Counseling Graduate Seminar/Comprehensive Exam (No Credit:Pass or Fail)
0
Total Units
90
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