Program Overview

Students have the opportunity to earn the advanced Masters curriculum with the concentration of Biblical Counseling. The degree concentration is designed for individuals already working in the field of ministry and are seeking the additional knowledge and skills to provide their community and fellowship with the leadership and guidance needed during times of need. The Biblical Counseling concentration will develop a professional minister with the academic resources to provide services and pertinent knowledge to a congregation on a regular basis or on an individual basis. The Masters coursework is comprised of essential theories related to proper counseling methods as well as an academic breakdown of helpful scriptures.

The counseling programs primary objective is to create a well rounded practitioner of God’s Word to serve others and to satisfy the academics needs for individuals currently working or planning on entering the services of education, administration, pastors, ministers and counseling. The counseling concentration will prepare graduate students with a deeper understanding of the Word of God and methods for application in counseling work.

Students will use the core counseling curriculum when conducting counseling sessions; and gathering information, finding causes of symptoms and implementing recommendations for change. Earning the MA in Biblical Counseling degree is a rigorous program comprised of coursework covering topics of interest in areas such as: Hermeneutics, Systematic Theology and The Old and New Testament. Students will also earn an additional 12 credit hours of core counseling courses to demonstrate a comprehensive education.

Graduates will use the coursework to grow a ministry as well as grow personally; the program is designed to build a whole person both mentally and academically with the Word of God. The online curriculum will allow students to continue family and community commitments while earning the Masters degree. The gained perspective of the creative power of God will give graduates the ability to communicate His word, through effective ministry and mission work.

Bob Jones University offers the Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling through an innovative online learning format. The Master of Arts program builds on already learned foundations from a solid liberal arts education as well as introducing students to the essential topics of interest in Counseling with the influence of the Bible. The program will give students a strong biblical foundation to grow in faith as well as understanding a Christian way of providing advice and care for individuals in need.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission

    Bob Jones University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).


    Bob Jones University requires students to have an undergraduate degree in religion or the equivalent from a recognized college or university to apply.

    School Overview

    Bob Jones University is a Christian liberal arts, private for-profit, four-year institution of higher education that is located in the city of Greenville, South Carolina. Desiring to open a Christian college, Dr. Bob Jones Sr. founded Bob Jones University in 1927. The school relocated to Greenville, South Carolina, after World War II to accommodate a larger student body. The University continued to expand and introduced the WORLD fund and mission programs. Distance education programs were introduced in the 1990s. Today, the mission and visions of Bob Jones University continue to emphasize the university’s Christian principles.

    Bob Jones University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Popular fields of study include accounting, Bible, biblical counseling, business administration, criminal justice, engineering, elementary education, graphic design, music education, and nursing. BJU Online offers distance education coursework, including high school dual enrollment, undergraduate, graduate, and professional development opportunities, including online master’s degrees.


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