The purpose of this degree program is to prepare students for service as professional counselors. In this program, we seriously integrate Christian principles and values with effective counseling techniques in order to provide the church and community with the best services possible. The program of studies leading to the Doctor of Religious Counseling is designed to educate the whole person, developing the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for effective professional service, within the framework of reasoned Christian world view. Candidates will choose their area of specialization and will do their Doctoral Project within that area. In this project they may focus on such area of counseling as the following: Biblical Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Healing Counseling, and Marriage and family Counseling, etc
To graduate, a student must
Successful graduates of the program will be awarded a degree in Doctor of Religious Education.
Students are usually expected to complete the program in 5 years. The maximum time frame allowed for students to complete a program is 150% of the normal program length, namely 7 and 1/2 years for the Doctoral programs. An extension may be granted for special circumstances.