The MABC is a 2-year program for full-time students, but can be completed in 3-6 years for part-time students. The flexible format includes both distance and local options.PROGRAM FORMATS
Courses are taught by our faculty who have decades of counseling, pastoral, and classroom experience.COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Our flexible and affordable tuition structure keeps costs low, and also allows access to scholarships and financial aid.TUITION INFO
Our full-time professors have decades of counseling, classroom, and pastoral/ministry experience
John D. Street
Chair, Graduate Program of Biblical Counseling
Dr Street is the author of Passions of the Heart and The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women.
Professor, Graduate Program of Biblical Counseling
Dr Scott is the author of The Exemplary Husband and Counseling the Hard Cases.
SYNCHRONOUS “LIVE” LECTURES
Distance students can take advantage of our powerful new software that allows you to attend a “live” class from home:
Interact with your professor and fellow students as if they are present in your home
Ask your professor questions and unique counseling cases as they relate to the lecture and class discussion
Benefit from the contributions of others without the delay of written forums
Sufficiency of Scripture: We unequivocally believe that the Bible is inerrant, infallible, and sufficient for men and women's soul-related problems. Christian psychology has no place in true biblical counseling. The Bible is sufficient for all of the spiritual issues that men and women face (2 Peter 1:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Hermeneutics: We teach that literal and precise Bible interpretation is essential to God-honoring biblical counseling. When you join our program, you will know the Bible, how to use the Bible properly, and will be able to help people through serious issues with the Bible.
Local Church: We emphasize biblical counseling as a ministry of the local church first and foremost. We also prepare students to partner with para-church organizations that esteem the church’s place to shepherd people in community.
Marriage & Family: We help train our students to help failing marriages. We are also complementarian in our view of husband-wife relationship and stress the divine wisdom of God in His creation of mankind with two sexes, equal in dignity before him, but having differing roles in marriage and the family.
ACBC: Our program guides all students through certification with ACBC so that every graduate emerges from the program with both an MA degree and certification with ACBC.
Theology: We are non-denominational (but reformed in our soteriology) and so have a great spectrum of students from different evangelical ecclesiological traditions. However, we are distinct mostly in the counseling realm in the United States on a more dispensational and premillennial view of Scripture. We also hold strongly to 6 literal day creation and cessationism (i.e. the sign gifts have ceased after the apostolic era of the church).
PROGRAM STATISTICS & DISTINCTIVES
500 Graduates Worldwide
Since the launch of the program in 1996, graduates around the world are using their MABC degree to work in and with churches, para-church organizations, missionaries, healthcare organizations, and more.
Over 400 Written Theses
Our program is saturated with a history of research in biblical counseling, biblical study, and critique of psychological methods to counseling. See the 2020 Thesis Symposium & Zoom Link: 2020 Thesis Symposium
Over 20,000 Supervised Counseling Hours
Students conduct real and practical counseling, applying and advancing their learning while providing needed biblical counseling under faculty guidance.