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M.A. in Human Services – Biblical Counseling

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.

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January 11, 2021
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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.

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Upon completion of the M.A. in Human Services – Biblical Counseling degree, you will be able to:

  • Study theology, theory and practice of diverse forms of Christian counseling.
  • Address legal, ethical and liability issues while 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

An overview of the theology, theory, and practice of diverse forms of Christian Counseling including integrative, biblical counseling, Nouthetic counseling, and Christian psychology approaches. Will feature the work of influential contributors to the Christian counseling movement. A focus on practical Christian counseling skills and case will be incorporated. Cross-listed with MHPS 630.

Emphasis on knowledge of biblical counseling models and their applications within counseling ministry. This will include hermeneutically sound biblical interpretation and the application of theology to human need. Cross-listed with MHPS 631.

A case-study application of Christian theology and biblical counseling models to human need. Cross-listed with MHPS 632.

A survey of the Bible, Christian theology, and Christian history for individuals in the human services field. Provides a global and historical survey of the Christian faith with consideration of applied theology and pastoral care. Cross-listed with PAC 577 and PSY 777.

2020-2021 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

Friday, August 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, June 21

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
Pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

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 apply@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: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it 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.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

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

2020-21 Tuition Rates

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) $600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“Regent has exposed me to so much. I’ve had so many opportunities to learn and grow as both an advanced clinician and as an educator.”

Gus Tan, Ph.D., 2010 Counselor Education and Supervision

“People, especially kids, need more than clichés. My training at Regent gave me a meaningful way to express my empathy - which is passion and compassion combined - and they could feel the authenticity of it.”

Cedric Rucker, M.A. in Counseling, 2008 Community Counseling

“If you are focused, determined, willing to put in the work and make sacrifices, anyone can do this. I give all praise to God. Keep going no matter what.”

Antonio Tuck, M.A. in Counseling, 2020 Human Services Professional

“Two degrees down, one to go! So happy to have completed my master’s in psychology!”

Ally Duggins, M.S. in Psychology, 2020 Co-Founder, Willow House Media

“I am extremely grateful for the excellent education that Regent provides through the School of Psychology & Counseling.”

Trina Young Greer, Psy.D. in Counseling, 2000 Owner & Executive Director of Genesis Counseling Center