MAR in Leadership Studies: Pastoral Care & Counseling Specialization

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 education in biblical & theological studies which meet certain criteria may complete this degree in 36 hours. Students who meet those criteria may be exempt from courses marked with an *asterisk.

Biblical Studies with Biblical Language (15 hrs)

*BSNT 510 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

*BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3)

*BSGK 510–11 New Testament Greek 1&2 (6)

OR

*BSHB 510–11 Biblical Hebrew 1&2 (6)

*BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies (3)

OR

Biblical Studies without Biblical Language (15 hrs)

*BSNT 510 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

*BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3)

*BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies (9)

Church History (3 hrs)

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

Theological Studies (6 hrs)

*DOCT 500 Basic Theology (3)

DOCT 560 Doctrine of Grace (3)

Leadership Studies (30 hrs)

PMIN 502 Spiritual Formation (3)

PMIN 618 Biblical Resources for Counseling (3)

PCAC 521 Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling (3)

PCAC 582 Pre-Practicum: Pastoral Care and Counseling (3)

PMIN 575 Small Group Ministry and Discipling (3)

COUN 561 Group Counseling (3)

COUN 646 Advanced Group Practicum (3)

COUN 620 Marriage and Family Counseling (3)

COUN Counseling Elective (3)

Research Component (3)

Thesis, Field Research Paper, or CERP (3)

Research requirements may be met in one of three ways:

  1. 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 hours of credit).
  2. Petition the department chair to complete a field research project (3 hours of credit).
  3. Complete three credit hours of coursework in the field of concentration. Designate one course as a CERP course and write and extensive research paper. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the CERP form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist (3 hours of credit).