Online Master's Degree | Counseling


BBC’s Counseling concentration will equip you to provide wise, biblical counsel in a wide range of roles.

You will better understand people, grow in your awareness of how God’s Word applies to healthy living, and help resolve human struggles.

Your foundational exposure to counseling will enable you to:

  • Develop a repertoire of basic counseling skills.

  • Examine your gifts, talents, and sense of calling.

  • Understand traditional models of helping and a biblical veiw of the change process.

  • Articulate a biblical worldview as it relates to counseling philosphy and methodology.

  • The online M.A. track is not designed for students intending to pursue state licensure as professional counselors. BBC’s Master of Science degree in Counseling, with both online and on-campus options, provides training for students seeking licensure. Learn more here.

    Inside the Program
    The flexible 30-credit Master of Arts program is divided into two main parts – required and elective areas.

    There are two required core areas: Bible, Theology & Interpretation, and Communications. You must select four courses in the Bible, Theology & Interpretation area and one course in Communications. Course listings for all sessions are online.

    Choose from several specialized courses, including:
    CO502 – Biblical Theology of Counseling
    CO506 – Biblical Philosophy of Counseling
    CO508 – Methods of Biblical Change
    CO519 – Evaluating Research
    CO520 – Theories and Techniques of Counseling
    CO530 – Human Development
    CO532 – Career Counseling
    CO539 – Marriage and Family Counseling
    CO540 – Abnormal Behavior
    CO550 – Ethics & Professional Orientation to Counseling
    CO565 – Ethnicity and Counseling

    Find a current schedule of courses here.

    As a graduate of the online Master of Arts program, you will be able to study and learn from the Bible with greater thoroughness and intensity. Your greater capacity for study will vastly broaden your skills and options in counseling and assisting others. It will make a difference in your life.

    Contact BBC for graduate enrollment information at or call 800.451.7664.