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MA in Biblical Counseling (MABC) Houston

The MABC program prepares men and women to engage in church, institutional, or private counseling practices from a thoroughly biblical perspective. Meeting the program requirements enables a student to apply to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for licensure and complete the state’s post-graduate licensure requirements, including additional internship hours and a state licensing examination. This program is fully accredited both regionally and nationally.


Curriculum

Bible Exposition 22
BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics 3
BE102 Old Testament History I 3
BE103 Old Testament History II and Poetry 2
BE104 Old Testament Prophets 3
BE105 The Gospels 2
BE106 Acts and Pauline Epistles 3
BE107 Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation 3
BE109 Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Epistles 3
Systematic Theology 18
ST101 Introduction to Theology 3
ST102 Trinitarianism 3
ST103 Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology 3
ST104 Soteriology 3
ST105 Sanctification and Ecclesiology 3
ST106 Eschatology 3
Counseling Theory & Technique 21
BC102 Psychology and Theological Foundations 3
BC210 Counseling Theory 3
BC215 Normal Human Growth 3
BC220 Counseling Methods and Techniques 3
BC225 Abnormal Human Behavior 3
BC230 Lifestyle and Career Development 3
BC235 Social and Cultural Foundations 3
Licensure Preparation 21
BC240 Research Methods and Statistics 3
BC245 Appraisal and Assessment Techniques 3
BC250 Professional Orientation 3
BC280 Group Counseling 3
BC305 Counseling Practicum I 3
BC310 Counseling Practicum II 3
BC315 Counseling Practicum III 3
Electives & Spiritual Formation 8
PM101 Spiritual Life 2
MABC Electives 6
Total 90
90 Hours
complete up to 42 hours online

 

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Three Year Plan

First Year

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
BE101Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics3
ST101Introduction to Theology3
PM101Spiritual Life2
BC102Psychology and Theological Foundations3
BC210Counseling Theory3
  14

Summer School

CodeNameHours
BC215Normal Human Growth3
BC230Lifestyle and Career Development3
  6

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
BE102Old Testament History I3
BE105The Gospels2
ST102Trinitarianism3
BC220Counseling Methods and Techniques3
  11

Second Year

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
BE103Old Testament History II and Poetry2
BE104Old Testament Prophets3
ST103Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology3
BC245Appraisal and Assessment Techniques3
  11

Summer School

CodeNameHours
BC225Abnormal Human Behavior3
BC305Counseling Practicum I3
  6

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
BE107Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation3
ST104Soteriology3
BC250Professional Orientation3
BC280Group Counseling3
  12

Third Year

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
BE106Acts and Pauline Epistles3
ST105Sanctification and Ecclesiology3
BC310Counseling Practicum II3
Elective13
  12

Summer School

CodeNameHours
BC240Research Methods and Statistics3
BC315Counseling Practicum III3
  6

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
BE109Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Epistles3
ST104Soteriology3
ST103Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology3
ST105Sanctification and Ecclesiology3
Elective1 
  12
  1. Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisers to ensure that all licensing requirements are met for the state where the student intends to practice. Students pursuing state licensure in Texas should consult with their adviser on the selection of electives.


*Note: This curriculum plan is intended for new students only. Current students should refer to the degree requirements available from the Advising Center.