MAR Leadership Studies: Pastoral Care and Counseling

MAR Leadership Studies: Pastoral Care & Counseling Specialization: 54 hours

(Please also note the description and outcomes of the MAR degrees on the “Degree Description: MAR” page)

Prerequisite Degree Requirements: baccalaureate degree.

Students with extensive undergraduate work in theology or ministry programs may be eligible to shorten the duration of their 54 hour MAR degree by as many as 18 hours, thereby allowing degree completion with as few as 36 total credit hours.

Biblical Studies with Biblical Language (15 hours)
BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 hrs)
BSEG 510 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)
BSGK 510—11 New Testament Greek 1&2 (6 hrs)
OR
BSHB 510–11 Biblical Hebrew 1&2 (6 hrs)
BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies (3 hrs)

OR
Biblical Studies without Biblical Language (15 hours)
BSNT 510 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 hrs)
BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)
BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies (9 hrs)

Church History (3 hours)
HIST 530 History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)
Students who have previously taken this course, may substitute it with HIST 560 Early Church History or HIST 570 The Protestant Reformation.

Theological Studies (6 hours)
DOCT 500 Basic Theology (3 hrs)
DOCT 560 Doctrine of Grace (3 hrs)

Leadership Studies (27 hours)
PMIN 502 Spiritual Formation (3 hrs)
PMIN 618 Biblical Resources for Counseling (3 hrs)
PCAC 521 Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling (3 hrs)
PCAC 582 Pre-Practicum: Pastoral Care and Counseling (3 hrs)
PMIN 575 Small Group Ministry and Discipling (3 hrs)
COUN 561 Group Counseling (3 hrs)
PCAC 646 Advanced Group Practicum (3 hrs)
COUN 620 Theory & Techniques in Marriage & Family Counseling (3 hrs)
COUN Counseling elective (3 hrs)

Research Component (3 hours)
Research requirements may be met in one of three ways:
(1)Thesis: Petition the Department Chair to write a thesis based on research for three hours of credit. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the “Thesis” form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist. (3 hrs)
(2) Field Research: Petition the department chair to complete a field research project. (3 hrs)
(3) CERP: Designate three credit hours of coursework in the field of concentration as a CERP course and write an extensive research paper. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the CERP form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist. (3 hrs)