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Master of Arts in Pastoral Counselling

MA Pastoral Counselling

Overview

With the aim of integrating expertise in counselling with a biblical worldview, the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counselling offers counselling courses and practicums alongside biblical and theological studies. The degree equips ministry leaders to serve as counsellors in a variety of ministry-based settings: local church, chaplaincy, or non-profit organizations.

Contextual Learning

In addition to specialized course work, students in this program will have the opportunity to work closely with expert leaders in ministry contexts tailored to their specific vocational interests and needs.

The program focuses on four aspects of counsellor ministry preparation:

  • Counselling theory – acquisition of knowledge required for competent counselling
  • Biblical and theological literacy – provision of the biblical and theological
    foundation for an effective pastoral counselling
  • Practicum or specialized area of study – focus on counselling practicums or specialized courses to hone knowledge and skills in a specific area
  • Spiritual formation – integration of spiritual development throughout the program

Courses

Total Credits Required: 48

Interpreting God’s Word

BI / TS – BI5101
3 credits

Syllabus
Theological Foundations

BI / TS – TS5201
3 credits

Syllabus
Old Testament Elective

BI / TS
3 credits

New Testament Elective

BI / TS
3 credits

Bible, Theology or Church History Elective

BI / TS
6 credits

Pastoral Care and Counselling

Professional – P425
3 credits | Prerequisites: P221

Syllabus
Counselling Ethics

Professional
3 credits

Syllabus
Counselling Theory & Techniques

Professional
3 credits

Syllabus
Counselling Skills Practicum

Professional
3 credits

Syllabus
Integration of Theology & Counselling

Professional
3 credits

Syllabus
Psychopathology/
Exploring Problems in Living

Professional
3 credits

Syllabus
Open Elective

3 credits

Open Elective

3 credits

Extended Practicum

150 Hours
6 credits

*Students who already have an advanced undergraduate course in hermeneutics should choose an elective other than ‘Interpreting God’s Word’ in any area related to this degree.

*Students who have a course similar to ‘Theological Foundations’ from their undergraduate degree should choose a  different elective in any area related to this degree.

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