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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog

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DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM

International Students

The F-1 visa requires the DCP student to enroll

in full-time studies for each semester. A full-time

student in the Degree Completion Program is defined

as a registered adult who meets each of the following

criteria:

1. Matriculates twelve (12) or more units per

semester, with no more than three (3) units

taken as directed study or video instruction per

semester counting toward the minimum of 12

units.

2. Enrolled in twelve (12) or more units for at least

two of the three semesters per 12 month period.

3. Matriculates twenty-four (24) or more units per

12 month period.

Please note that a student may choose not to enroll

in classes for one out of three semesters during a 12

month period without losing full-time status if they

contract to return to DCP the following semester

as a full-time student. Failure to meet the above

criteria will result in losing full-time student status and

necessitate standard procedures for reinstatement.

Financial Aid

The College’s Degree Completion Programs are

accredited and offered in a three semester per year

schedule. As a consequence, the following financial

aid options may be available to the student depending

on his/her qualifications:

1. Federal Pell Grants

2. Federal Family Educational Loan Program

3. Veterans Benefits

4. Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Any student wishing to apply for financial assistance

in the Degree Completion Program should contact

an enrollment counselor who will provide all

necessary applications and counseling to complete

the application.

General Education Requirements

The General Education (G.E.) requirements for the

Degree Completion Programs are the same as those

for TMC’s traditional undergraduate programs, and

have been listed earlier in the Academic Information

section of this catalog.

Degree completion students typically bring transfer

coursework with them as they enter the program.

This coursework will be evaluated by the Registrar as

part of the student admission process to determine

which G.E. requirements can be satisfied by these

courses. The College provides a number of strate-

gies for degree completion students to complete any

remaining G.E. requirements:

• The Degree Completion department of-

fers a regular schedule of G.E. courses on

weekday evenings and Saturdays during each

semester.

• The Master’ College offers all required G.E.

courses in an online delivery format.

• Students may use the College Level Exami-

nation Program (CLEP) to satisfy up to 18

units of G.E. or elective requirements.

DEGREE COMPLETION MAJORS

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling program

is based on the belief that the Holy Scripture, being

God’s law and testimony, is true and should serve

as the authoritative standard for the counseling

of all problems pertaining to matters of the soul.

No authority is higher than the Word of God.

Because it is inspired and inerrant, it is sufficient

for understanding and resolving life’s nonphysical,

personal, and interpersonal difficulties.

Biblical Counseling classes emphasize practice that

combines counseling skills with the biblical foundation

on which these skills are based. Counseling skills are

refined through practicum courses. Class work and

outside assignments are designed to give students

the ability to implement their knowledge and skills

immediately, not only in their personal lives, but also

in ministry.

Recognized by the Association of Certified Biblical

Counselors (ACBC), the B.A. in Biblical Counseling

degree is far more than a purely academic approach

to counseling. Students are taught to understand and

apply God’s Word with skill, integrity, authority, and

compassion. Ultimately, students not only have a

degree in hand, but also skills they can put to work

wherever their career or ministry takes them.