Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling


The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree is designed to train you to serve as a counselor in local churches and other ministry settings.  You will be equipped with the necessary skills to assist those in need of Christ-centered counseling and/or pastoral care.

This graduate-level program, while not designed to prepare students for state licensure, will prepare you to serve as a non-licensed counselor in a variety of Christian and church contexts.

Students will complete a counseling practicum as part of the course requirements.  The practicum can occur in a variety of settings.

Our Master of Arts degrees are now a pathway to the PhD in Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Luther Rice. Visit the respective doctoral pages to learn more.


Quick Facts

  • Accredited with SACSCOC, TRACS, and ABHE
  • 36 hour graduate degree program
  • Can be accelerated for completion in 18-24 months
  • 97% of graduates report that a Luther Rice education improved the quality of their ministry experience
  • Transfer in up to 6 credit hours
  • Available 100% online or through a combination of online and on-campus classes
  • Tuition $238 per credit hour for campus-based courses and $332 for online courses
  • Includes practicum for hands-on learning

Program Introduction Video


Program Course Listings

Download the program course listings (PDF)

Potential Careers

  • Church Counselor
  • Ministry Staff
  • Lay Counselor
  • Jail/Prison Chaplain
  • Counseling Center
  • Youth & Family Pastor
  • Christian Counseling

Program Coordinator



Dr. Ann Kerlin

770-484-1204 ext.5688

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Kerlin personally anytime, or you can reach the Enrollment Team at or 770-484-1204 ext. 5758.