Thursday, March 23, 2017

College of Biblical Counseling


The TSU College of Biblical Counseling exists for the purpose of training individuals to assist others in dealing with the complexities of life from a biblical perspective. Offering the M.A., M.Div. and D.Min. degrees, the College affirms and teaches that Scripture is all-sufficient for developing and maintaining a holy and useful life in the service of Christ.

MASTER OF ARTS or MASTER OF DIVINITY in BIBLICAL COUNSELING*

  • Total semester credit hours (SCH): 48 (M.A.) or 66 (M.Div.) (including relevant transfer and portfolio credit)
  • M.A. prerequisites: a bachelors degree (or equivalent) including 35 SCH general studies (or equivalent)
  • M.Div. prerequisites: a bachelors degree (or equivalent)
  • Language requirement: There is no language requirement: however, a good working knowledge of New Testament Greek is strongly recommended, because the New Testament addresses most of the contemporary counseling issues.

MAJOR COURSES: (all courses are 3 SCH)
BC510 Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling I
BC511 Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling II
BC531 Comparative Analysis of Counseling Approaches
BC541 Conflict Resolution
BC641 Internship
BC611 Marriage & the Family
BC631 Masters Project
BC621 Pre-Marital Counseling

ELECTIVE COURSES: (all courses are 3 SCH; courses may also be selected from other TSU Colleges & Institutes)
BC522 Contemporary Issues & Critical Thinking
BC634 Counseling Practicum I
BC636 Counseling Practicum II
BC512 Crisis Counseling
BC624 Establishing a Biblical Counseling Ministry in the Marketplace
BC626 Independent Study
BC632 Independent Study
BC622 The Jurisdiction of Ministry

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY in BIBLICAL COUNSELING*

Total semester credit hours (SCH): 45 (including relevant transfer and portfolio credit)
Prerequisites: a relevant masters degree (or equivalent)
Language requirement: There is no language requirement: however, a good working knowledge of New Testament Greek is strongly recommended, because the New Testament addresses most contemporary counseling issues.

SECTION ONE: (15 SCH)
Doctoral reading and research and/or practicum in major focus area (as assigned by Academic Advisor in consultation with the Dean)

SECTION TWO: (each course is 3 SCH; must be taken in the following order)
DS721 Research Methods
DS731 Rhetoric & Professional Writing
DS821 Project Prospectus
DS831 Project Literature Review
DS857 Project Research

SECTION THREE: (15 SCH)
DS985 Project: Writing, Defense & Publication