Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Arts in Professional Counseling Dual Degree Program

Shelly Melia, Ph.D., M.A. in Children's Ministry Program Director
Mary L. Becerril, Ph.D., M.A. in Professional Counseling Program Director

Joe Cook, Ph.D. , M.A. in Professional Counseling Program Director, DBU North

PREREQUISITES1

    • Old Testament Survey or THEO 5307 Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
    • New Testament Survey or THEO 5308 New Testament Literature and Interpretation
    • 3000/4000 Level Religion Course of 5000/6000 Level Theology Course

 

1Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution and do not count toward degree completion.

     

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 here to download form.

     

The M.A. in Professional Counseling (12 hours):

    • General Psychology (or Introduction to Psychology)
    • Statistics
    • Two upper-level Psychology courses
    • Grades of "C" or better are accepted for prerequisites

     

NOTE:  Continuance in the program past the first twelve (12) hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

     

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Applicants desiring to transfer from a master’s counseling program at another university to the M.A. in Professional Counseling Program at DBU are required to submit an official letter which states that the applicant is a student in good standing and is eligible to complete that program as well as enroll in practicum classes. This letter should be from the Dean or the Program Director and is to be submitted with the application to the DBU program.

 

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling/Master of Education in School Counseling Agreement Contract:

Newly admitted students will meet with the Program Director, at which time the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling Agreement Contract will be explained and discussed.  By signing this agreement contract, new students are stating their willingness to be evaluated on nine characteristics deemed necessary for the development of an ethical and competent counselor. These characteristics are implied from the expectations of professional and personal competence and responsibility and are as follows: openness, flexibility, positiveness, cooperativeness, willingness to use and accept feedback, awareness of impact on others, ability to deal with conflict, ability to accept personal responsibility, and ability to express feelings effectively and appropriately.  In addition, the student's signature on the contract expresses agreement to attend eight counseling sessions during the first two semesters in the M.A. in Professional Counseling Program. 

 

3 hours
Shared Practicum Requirement
27 hours Specialized Preparation for M.A. in Children's Ministry
49 hours Specialized Preparation for M.A. in Professional Counseling
79 hours TOTAL Dual Degree

SHARED PRACTICUM REQUIREMENT (3 hours)

SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR M.A. IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY (27 hours)

 

SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR M.A. IN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING (49 hours)


 

2(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service component


 

 

 

 


Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degrees

B.A. Core Subjects Early Childhood - Grade 6/M.Ed. Reading and English as a Second Language
B.A. 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading Certification/M.Ed. Reading and English as a Second Language
B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Children's Ministry
B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Christian Ministry
B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Discipleship
B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Family Ministry
B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Global Leadership
B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Student Ministry
B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Theological Studies
B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Worship Studies
B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood - Grade 6/M.A. Teaching
B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood - Grade 6/M.Ed. Special Education
B.A. English/M.Ed. Higher Education (Instructional Track: English)
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Children's Ministry
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Christian Ministry
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Discipleship
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Family Ministry
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Global Leadership
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Student Ministry
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Theological Studies
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Worship Studies
B.A./B.S. Communication (Broadcast/Digital Media)/M.A. Communication
B.A./B.S. Communication (Communication Theory)/M.A. Communication
B.A./B.S. Communication (Graphic Design)/M.A. Communication
B.A./B.S. Communication (Public Relations)/M.A. Communication
B.A./B.S. Criminal Justice/M.A. Leadership
B.A./B.S. History/M.A. International Studies (East Asian Studies)
B.A./B.S. History/M.A. International Studies (European Studies)
B.A./B.S. History/M.A. Leadership
B.A./B.S. History/M.Ed. Higher Education (Instructional Track: History)
B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Children's Ministry
B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Christian Ministry
B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Discipleship
B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Family Ministry
B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Global Leadership
B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Student Ministry
B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Theological Studies
B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Worship Studies
B.A./B.S. Kinesiology/M.Ed. Kinesiology
B.A./B.S. Kinesiology (EC-12)/M.Ed. Kinesiology
B.A./B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Science)/M.Ed. Kinesiology
B.A./B.S. Kinesiology/M.Ed. Kinesiology (EC-12)
B.A./B.S. Kinesiology/M.S. Kinesiology
B.A./B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Science)/M.S. Kinesiology
B.A./B.S. Music Business/MBA
B.A./B.S. Political Science/M.A. International Studies
B.A./B.S. Political Science/M.A. Leadership
B.A./B.S. Political Science/M.Ed. Higher Education (Instructional Track: Political Science)
B.A./B.S. Psychology/M.A. Professional Counseling
B.A.S. Christian Ministries/M.A. Children's Ministry
B.A.S. Christian Ministries/M.A. Christian Ministry
B.B.A. Accounting/MBA Accounting
B.B.A. Finance/MBA Finance
B.B.A. Management/M.A. Management
B.B.A. Management/MBA Management
B.B.A. Music Business/MBA
B.B.S. Business Administration/M.B.A.
B.B.S. Management/M.A. Management
B.B.S. Management/M.B.A. Management
 
 
 

M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Christian Counseling
M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Christian Ministry
M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Discipleship
M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Global Leadership
M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Management
M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Professional Counseling
M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Theological Studies
M.A. Children's Ministry / M.B.A.
M.A. Children's Ministry / Master of Liberal Arts
M.A. Christian Counseling / M.A. Christian Ministry
M.A. Christian Counseling / M.A. Family Ministry
M.A. Christian Counseling / M.A. Global Leadership
M.A. Christian Counseling / M.A. Theological Studies
M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Communication
M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Discipleship
M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Global Leadership
M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Leadership
M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Student Ministry
M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Theological Studies
M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Worship Studies
M.A. Christian Ministry / M.B.A.
M.A. Communication / M.A. Management
M.A. Communication / M.A. Theological Studies
M.A. Communication / M.A. Worship Studies
M.A. Communication / Master of Business Administration
M.A. Communication / M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. Communication / M.Ed. Higher Education
M.A. Discipleship / M.A. Global Leadership
M.A. Discipleship / M.A. Leadership
M.A. Discipleship / M.A. Professional Counseling
M.A. Discipleship / M.A. Teaching
M.A. Discipleship / M.A. Theological Studies
M.A. Discipleship / M.B.A.
M.A. Family Ministry / M.A. Global Leadership
M.A. Family Ministry / M.A. Professional Counseling
M.A. Global Leadership / M.A. International Studies
M.A. Global Leadership / M.A. Management
M.A. Global Leadership / M.A. Student Ministry
M.A. Global Leadership / M.A. Teaching
M.A. Global Leadership / M.A. Theological Studies
M.A. Global Leadership / M.B.A.
M.A. International Studies / M.A. Leadership
M.A. Leadership / M.A. Management
M.A. Leadership / M.A. Theological Studies
M.A. Leadership / M.B.A.
M.A. Leadership / M.Ed. Higher Education
M.A. Management / M.A. Student Ministry
M.A. Management / M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. Management / M.Ed. Higher Education
M.A. Management / M.Ed. Kinesiology
M.A. Student Ministry / M.A. Teaching
M.A. Student Ministry / M.A. Theological Studies
M.A. Student Ministry/M.A.Worship Studies
M.A. Student Ministry/M.B.A.
M.A. Student Ministry/M.Ed. Higher Education
M.A. Teaching / M.Ed. Higher Education
M.A. Theological Studies / M.A. Worship Studies
M.A. Theological Studies / M.B.A.
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. Educational Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. Higher Education
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. Educational Leadership
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. Higher Education
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. Educational Leadership / M.Ed. Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. Educational Leadership / M.Ed. School Counseling
M.Ed. Educational Leadership / M.Ed. Special Education
M.Ed. Higher Education / M.Ed. Kinesiology
M.Ed. Reading and English as a Second Language / M.Ed. Special Education

 

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