Master of Arts in Christian Counseling/Master of Arts in Student Ministry
DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM
The purpose of the dual Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Master of Arts in Student Ministry degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate-level education to prepare servant leaders for the practical ministry of Christian counseling and student ministry leadership by integrating a theological and counseling foundation with a strong foundation in biblical leadership skills for an effective transformational student ministry.
In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MA IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
COUN 5312 - Counseling Theories and Techniques
Recommended Courses: (Elective - 3 hours)
MA IN STUDENT MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 6 hours (excluding prerequisites)
MAST 6353 - Adolescent Development
MA in STUDENT MINISTRY CONCENTRATION OPTIONS - 12 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Required Shared Curriculum
MA in Christian Counseling Required Curriculum
MA in Student Ministry Required Curriculum
MA in Student Ministry Concentration Options
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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