Master of Arts
The Master of Arts degree is a 48 credit program that can be completed in two years and offers rigorous academic theological preparation if you wish to enrich your ministry, but do not require full pastoral training. This degree is also ideal if you have already completed the M.Div. degree and desire further in-depth theological study.
NBTS OFFERS A CONCENTRATION IN:
PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING
The MA with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling is a rigorous emersion in the discipline of pasotral care and counseling. Elective courses feed into the following interest: Ministry in Congregation Settings, Chaplaincy, Pastoral Counseling, Ph.D Studies. The student will be introduced to thinkers and methods pertinent to the practie of ministry. This content will inform the final product of either a research project of a thesis paper. Those who complete the research project will have the opportunity to refine or develop practical skills for the practice of specialized ministry. Those who complete a thesis will be provided with an opportunity to develop ideas and theoretical constructs in preparation for furher graduate studies.
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