Courses

Required Courses Sem.Hrs.

The Course Requirements of 90 semester credit hours for the degree program Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling consists of Non-Counseling courses (15 semester hours), Pastoral Counseling courses (48 semester hours), elective Non-Counseling courses (24 semester hours), and a Comprehensive Examination (3 semester hours).

 
Required Non-Counseling Courses for the Master of Divinity in
Pastoral Counseling
 

FD 6312 Hermeneutics
LD 6362 Spiritual Leadership
NT 6301 Critical Introduction to the New Testament
OT 6301 Critical Introduction to the Old Testament
PS 6302 Homiletics

3
3
3
3
3

Total Required Non-Counseling Hours for Masters Degree 15
Required Pastoral Counseling (PC) Courses for the Master of Divinity in
Pastoral Counseling
 

FT 7300 Ethics and Professional Identity
FT 7301 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling
FT 7310 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
FT 7321 Human Sexual Development
FT 7323 Marriage and Family Development
FT 7326 Social and Multicultural Diversity
FT 7327 Psychology of Religion
FT 7330 Interpersonal and Family Dynamics
FT 7331 Marital and Family Systems
-OR- FT 7304 Premarital/Marital Counseling
FT 7335 Advanced Therapy
FT 7336 Basic Counseling Techniques/Helping Relationships
FT 7340 Assessment of Individuals and Families
FT 7370 MFT Practicum
FT 7371 MFT Clinical Training I
FT 7372 MFT Clinical Training II
RS 6339 Research and Evaluation

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Total Required PC Hours for Masters Degree 48
   
Elective Non-Counseling Courses for the
Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling
 

Textual Courses
Foundation Studies
Theological Studies

12
3
9
Total Elective Non-Counseling Hours for Masters Degree 24
   
Comprehensive Examination for the Master of Divinity
Pastoral Counseling
 

FD 7323 Synthesis of Theological Curriculum II
(Comprehensive Examination)

3
Total Comprehensive Examination Hours for Masters Degree 3
   
Total Hours for Masters Degree 90