Online Program


Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC)

MBWS Degree Requirements
  • Previously earned Bachelor’s degree
  • Hours Required: 40
  • Five Courses & Thesis: $1995
Guidelines for degree completion

Order the listed textbooks through Amazon.com or the bookstore of your choice. Read each book and write a 10 – 20 page summary paper on the book. Six textbooks required for Master’s degree. This program is 40 hours, including the thesis.

HTS expects a ten to twenty page summary paper of each textbook for all degree programs. Typed, double-spaced, font type 10 – 12. Microsoft Word is preferred when emailing an attachment.

Please review your paper for spelling and grammar errors before submitting.

– Summarize what the book said. [A good idea is to summarize a chapter at a time (1 page)].
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the text is helpful to you in your life, work and ministry, please tell us about this too.


Course List

MABC 510: 6 credit hours

Textbook: The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers: Relating the Basic Teachings of Scripture to People’s Problems (Pilgrimage Growth Guide), Gary R. Collins
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; New edition (November 1, 1997)
ISBN-13: 978-1576830819

MABC 520: 6 credit hours

Textbook: Competent Christian Counseling, Volume One: Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care, Timothy Clinton (Editor), George Ohlschlager (Editor),
Hardcover: 832 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1 edition (April 16, 2002)
ISBN-10: 1578565170

MABC 530: 6 credit hours

Textbook: Balancing the Christian Life Paperback, Charles C. Ryrie
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Moody Publishers; New Edition edition (October 9, 1994)
ISBN-13: 978-0802408877

MABC 540: 6 credit hours

Textbook: The Pursuit of God (The Definitive Classic) Paperback, A. W. Tozer
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Regal (November 8, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0830768783

MABC 550: 6 credit hours

Textbook: Strategic Biblical Counseling Paperback, H Greg Burts
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing (January 7, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-1414103440

Additional textbooks that will be required reading and required as sources for the Thesis:

He That is Spiritual, Lewis Sperry Chafer
Transformed in His Presence: The Need for Prayer in Counseling, Roger Peugh, Tammy Schultz
Life On the Highest Plane, Ruth Paxson
With Christ in the School of Prayer, Andrew Murray
Mere Christianity, C.S.Lewis
Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology, Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum

MABC 560: Practicum & Thesis: 10 credit hours

The MABC Thesis is the bulk of the master’s program. State your proposed thesis in two to three
sentences explaining what you hope to cover in your thesis.

 

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