The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM
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
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
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.
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
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
• 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
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.