Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 158

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
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GRADUATE PROGRAMS
through class discussions and coursework by an
online instructor. Weekly schedules are flexible, but
students make progress together through course
content over the duration of the term.
Extension Courses.
Extension courses are offered
in connection with long term or short term travel
study in Bible lands. These courses serve to build
the student’s exegetical base and knowledge of the
Scripture.
Conference Courses.
Conference courses unite
students of Biblical Counseling with the leaders of
the field through preparation for and an exclusive
experience at key annual conferences of Biblical
Counseling practicioners and teachers.
Directed Study Courses.
Courses guided by an
advisor involve practical mentorship and close
supervision via internet, phone, personal meetings
(if local), and email with a member of the faculty.
Program Length
The program is optimally completed in two to four
years, but program lengthmay depend on the student’s
own schedule and external commitments. Typically,
students complete their course work over a two to
three year period, and their internship and research
in an additional year. The degree must be completed
within six years, after first matriculating into the
program. Students who fail to complete all degree
requirements within the six year requirement must
make a formal appeal to the program Director and
Chairman of the Biblical Counseling Department.
Full/Part Time Student Status
Any student enrolled in 8 units or more is considered
to be “full-time” status for the Master of Arts in
Biblical Counseling. A student must be enrolled in
at least 4 units of graduate level classes to achieve
“part-time” status
Program Requirements
The MABC is awarded to students who
successfully fulfill the requirements of 3 pre-
requisite courses, 16 core courses, and 4 elective
courses.
Pre-Requisite Courses:
Graduate Research & Writing Seminar............................ 0
Introduction to the Biblical Text....................................... 0
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation............................ 0
Required Courses:
Elective Courses:
(2)
Total units required for degree.................................................40
Remote Library Access
In order to facilitate research from off campus
locations, the college library provides remote access
to many of The Master’s College’s online databases.
This access allows the student to search the available
databases from any computer off campus that has an
Internet connection. Currently The Master’s College
has over 20 databases available with remote access.
MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL
COUNSELING DEGREE
REQUIREMENTS
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