Master of Arts in Christian Counseling/ Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Dual Degree Program
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Dana Wicker, Ph.D., M.A. in Christian Counseling Program Director
Jon Choi, Ph.D., M.A. in Christian Ministry Program Director
The purpose of the dual Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate-level education to prepare servant leaders for the practical ministry of Christian counseling in the local church, denominational agency, and faith-based agency, and general ministry-related services in the 21st century. The M.A. in Christian Counseling degree offers a theological and counseling foundation enabling the student to incorporate biblical principles into a counseling ministry, while the M.A. in Christian Ministry degree focuses on the broad, interdisciplinary, and practical nature of ministry preparation.
In order to pursue a dual master’s degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church
- Old Testament Survey
- New Testament Survey
- General Psychology
Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Electives - Select two courses (6 hours) from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Program Director.
M.A. IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Counseling Theories and Techniques
||Lifespan Human Development
|Introduction to Christian Counseling
||Christian Counseling Skills
|Select one of the following:|
||Group Counseling Methods
||Addictive and Complusive Disorders
||Marriage and Family Counseling
||Counseling Victims of Trauma
||A Christian Approach to Human Sexuality
||Biblical Foundation and Models for Small Group Ministry
||Conflict Resolution in Ministry
||Victim Assistance Ministry Training
(Other courses may be considered upon approval of the Program Director.)
M.A. IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Foundations of Christian Ministry
|Shepherding in the 21st Century
Select a M.A. in Christian Ministry 12-hour concentration and complete the required courses.
Students may choose any concentration in the M.A. in Christian Ministry degree, except the Chaplaincy Ministry Concentration.
|(Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan.)
*(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
||Shared Required Curriculum
| 18 hours
||M.A. in Christian Counseling Required Curriculum
||M.A. in Chrisitan Ministry Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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