MABC in DC: It's Official!

We are excited to announce the official launch of the MA in Biblical Counseling program on the DTS-DC campus! The full sequence of courses will begin Spring 2017. We are thrilled to offer our unique integrated approach to counseling in this area. And we are so happy to welcome Dr. Michelle Woody, one of our Biblical Counseling professors, to DC!

So, you might have some questions about the MABC in DC. Please see our “FAQ’s” below and check back often, as we will continue to provide updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are you accredited by CACREP?

In order to provide the most flexibility for you as a student, DTS chose not to be accredited by CACREP at this point. While CACREP’s requirements aim for uniformity across institutions, the result is that the student cannot respond as fluidly to the vision for ministry the Lord instilled in him or her. Our degree provides both the confidence in pursuing licensure, as well as the freedom to select vision-directed electives. Further, students will be encouraged to select a practicum experience that will aid in their full-time career pursuit.

2. Will DTS assist me with finding a practicum site?

The selection of the practicum experience is a collaborative effort between students, faculty, and the administration. Practicum experiences should be planned to broaden student opportunities according to their professional and ministry interests.

3. Will there be specific orientation for students enrolled in the counseling program?

Yes. Certain degree programs will host a mandatory session during New Student Orientation each semester.

4. How many credits can I transfer into the MABC?

A student can substitute up to 15 counseling credits from an accredited graduate-level program into the MABC at DTS. These courses will need to be approved by the BC Department prior to enrollment.

5. What are the advantages of the LMFT?

A program leading to an LMFT will provide you with the flexibility to respond to the ministry vision the Lord placed within you. Furthermore, the program allows for broader faculty input; therefore, a richer academic experience. Professional counselors who hold the LMFT or the LPC often do very similar work in the field.

6. Why is the MABC 90 credits in length when other counseling programs are only 60 credits (or less) in length?

The MA in Biblical Counseling at DTS integrates Bible and theology with counseling training. The additional 30 credits provide you with a strong biblical and theological foundation that can be used in your future counseling practice.