Two advanced Counseling degrees offer options

Two advanced Counseling degrees offer options

BBC's two advanced Counseling degrees provide students affordable, flexible preparation for careers and ministry.

The powerful 48-credit M.S. in Counseling Ministries is designed for those pursuing professional counseling careers and licensure. It is joined by a 30-credit totally online Master of Arts degree with a Counseling concentration, an option giving students greater skills in assisting others in their ministries and churches.BBC&S

Both programs build students' abilities to better understand people through biblical Christian counseling, grow in their awareness of how the Bible applies to healthy living, and learn from professors and peers who will make a difference in their life and career.

"Lasting change comes from God working in both the counselee's life, as well as the counselor's," said Luda Handzel, a graduate counseling student from Scranton, PA.

Professional Pursuit
Both recent undergraduates and those in careers for decades can grow their career options with BBC's M.S. in Counseling Ministries. Courses are available on-campus and through online distance learning, completing the program in two to three years.

Students are equipped to:
- Pursue professional counseling careers.
- Develop ministry leadership positions.
- Sit for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) exam.
- Apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

"It isn't just about sitting in class and learning a book," said Marilyn Luster, a first-year graduate counseling student from Washington, NJ. "It's about learning how God can use His people in different situations.

Learn more at, or contact Graduate Admissions at or 800.451.7664.

BBC&SOn-Campus Counseling Center
Students can also take advantage of learning experiences available through the on-campus Love-Life Marriage and Family Center.

This community-focused counseling facility is located in Clarks Summit, PA, and provides opportunities for hands-on learning.

Learn more about the center at

Greater Service, Options
BBC's M.A. Counseling concentration equips students to provide wise biblical Christian counsel in a wide range of roles, both within and outside the church.

Students' foundational exposure to counseling enables them to:
- Articulate a biblical worldview as it relates to counseling philosophy and methodology.
- Examine their gifts, talents, and sense of calling.
- Understand traditional models of helping and a biblical view of the change process.
- Develop a repertoire of basic counseling skills.

The flexible, affordable online Master of Arts offers concentrations in several areas, including Bible, Counseling, Intercultural Studies, Literature, Organizational Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Urban Ministry, and Worldview Studies.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 1/11/2012 8:09:45 AM

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