To be considered for admission, the applicant should follow these steps:
Call to schedule an appointment with an enrollment counselor.
Complete and submit an application with the $35 application fee.
Request official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
Distribute reference forms to appropriate individuals—Christian leader reference and personal reference.
Complete Financial Aid forms.
Once the application has been processed, notification of applicant’s status will be provided in writing.
The University’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:
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Family Educational Loan Program
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 TMU’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 University provides a number of strategies for Degree Completion students to
complete any remaining G.E. requirements:
The Degree Completion Department offers a regular schedule of G.E. courses on weekday evenings and
Saturdays during each semester.
The Master’s University offers all required G.E. courses in an online delivery format.
Students may use the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to satisfy up to 18 units of G.E. or elective
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 counseling 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 non-
physical, personal, and interpersonal difficulties.
Biblical counseling classes emphasize the 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 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