M.A. in Human Services – Biblical Counseling

School of Psychology & Counseling

SACSCOC Accredited

No GRE Required

86% graduate students receive financial aid

Move Toward Association of Biblical Counselors Certification

You can help others face life's challenges with biblical integrity. To help you advance confidently in this counseling specialty, pursue an online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Services – Biblical Counseling. This nonlicensure biblical counseling degree will prepare you for work in the church, community, mission, biblical counseling center, and beyond. Courses are taught with a combination of real-time interaction with professors, small-group projects, podcast lectures and asynchronous chat room discussion.

Empower Your Calling

Gain foundational skills in behavioral sciences with an emphasis on biblical application.

Become an Expert Mentor

Practice counseling techniques and explore assessment techniques and referral functions.

Be Mentored by Seasoned Counselors

Respected faculty will show you how to anchor your work in science and faith, together.

Courses, taught from a Christian worldview by faculty in Virginia Beach and beyond, may apply toward certification through the Association of Biblical Counselors.

Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

Various Concentrations


Online

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 30

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Through this master's in human services degree, you will:

  • Study theology, theory and practice of diverse forms of Christian counseling.
  • Address legal, ethical and liability issues whiles discussing specific treatment issues.
  • Gain global and historical insight of the Christian faith as it applies to pastoral care.
  • Examine the practical application of ministry-oriented counseling for commonly addressed problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Human / Social Services Professional
  • Pastoral Counselor or Teacher
  • Youth, Young Adult, Family Ministry
  • Nonprofit Administrator

16% Projected growth in social and human services employment from 2016-2026. - Bureau of Labor Statistics

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2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

Prerequisites:

Master's applicants must:

  • Hold a B.A. or B.S. from a regionally accredited college or university. Desirable degrees include those in counseling, psychology or related human behavioral fields. Other degree fields will also be considered.
  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate coursework.

Application Process:

The Admissions Committee may require a brief Admissions Interview on a case-by-case basis. Interviews are conducted over the phone or Skype with one of our admissions staff and/or SPC faculty members and typically take 20 minutes.

Step 1: Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application

Step 2: Application Fee
Option 1: Pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee online during the application process via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a graduate School of Psychology & Counseling on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee. Please note that application fees paid prior to attending an online or on-campus information session cannot be refunded.

Step 3: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to transcripts@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 4: Complete an Academic Background Questionnaire

Step 5: Resume
Submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae to include three references with contact information. References should be able to address questions related to character, as well as your interpersonal and relational skills. Please email to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master's Application Pieces.

Step 6: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4498 or email psycounadmissions@regent.edu, should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
M.A. in Human Services $595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

M.A. in Human Services – Biblical Counseling