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Pastoral Counseling, M.Div.

Overview

People are hurting, and they often turn to their pastor to seek spiritual guidance and help. Many of our students have been called by God to shepherd the body of Christ in ways that bring healing and restoration. The M.Div. with the pastoral counseling concentration provides both a deep theological foundation and skills for dealing with hurting people.

The Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling is designed for those who desire to be involved primarily in a counseling ministry, but who also want a solid biblical and theological foundation upon which to build their perspectives and practices of counseling. The counseling courses in this degree are provided by the faculty in the Graduate Department of Counseling at Grace.

All five concentrations have a strong component of practical field experience: a six-hour apprenticeship is required for the M.Div. in Pastoral Counseling, which is built into the requirements.

Curriculum

  • TH 5010 Systematic Theology I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5020 Systematic Theology II

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5280 History of Doctrine and the Church

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 6100 New Testament Theology

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 6010 Old Testament Theology

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5090 Hermeneutics

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5140 Biblical Backgrounds

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 5320 New Testament Survey (online only)

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 5000 Old Testament Introduction

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 6210 Expository Preaching and Teaching

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 5110 New Testament Greek I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 5120 New Testament Greek II

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 5140 New Testament Greek III

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 7040 Greek Exegesis I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 6040 Biblical Hebrew I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 6050 Biblical Hebrew II

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 6060 Biblical Hebrew III

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 7040 Hebrew Exegesis I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 5050 Intercultural Ministry

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 6010 Spiritual Formation

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 6600 Principles and Practice of Prayer

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 7000 Leadership in the Local Church

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 5400 Theological Foundations of Counseling

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 5330 Counseling Theories

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 5520 Counseling Methods & Techniques

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 5800 Pre-marital & Marital Counseling

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 6440 Counseling Common Problems

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 5420 Gender and Sexuality

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 7300 Local Church Apprenticeship

    Credit Hours: 6

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Master of Divinity program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements:

  • A four-year bachelor‘s degree or its equivalent (for international students) from a recognized institution of higher learning. Graduates of Bible colleges, liberal arts colleges, and state colleges and universities are encouraged to apply.
  • A student who received his or her pre-seminary education at an institution that is not accredited or who achieved less than a 2.5 grade point average in pre-seminary education may be admitted on academic restriction.

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, the student must provide:

  1. Official transcripts for all undergraduate work or graduate transfer work
  2. A personal reference
  3. A spiritual life reference
  4. A church endorsement
  5. Additionally, international applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.