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new doctor of counseling degree

Postby PatsFan » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:13 am

At a recent visit to Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary I was introduced to a 30 credit, hybrid, D.Coun degree program they recently started offering. While it is not accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) like their other graduate degrees, it is accredited by the Higher Learning Council of the North Central Association. It seems similar to a Doctor of Ministry degree in some ways. You need a Masters degree in counseling (52-60 credits) and 12 credits of Biblical studies for admission.

http://www.mbts.edu/academics/dcoun/
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Re: new doctor of counseling degree

Postby nosborne48 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:18 am

D. Counseling? Sounds like a new degree title?
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Re: new doctor of counseling degree

Postby johann » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:42 pm

nosborne48 wrote:D. Counseling? Sounds like a new degree title?

Maybe in the U.S., Nosborne. But here are:

(1) an Australian one: http://www.nd.edu.au/downloads/regulati ... -07feb.pdf
(2) a Canadian one: http://canadachristiancollege.com/ccc_c ... unselling/

Well, that last one is actually called Doctor of Christian Counselling - but all three degrees we've mentioned have a Christian religious component. A Ph.D. in counselling seems to be a far more frequent offering - but most of those, I'm presupposing, do not have the religious component. Not many of these D. Couns. degrees at all.

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Re: new doctor of counseling degree

Postby PatsFan » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:31 am

johann wrote:
nosborne48 wrote:D. Counseling? Sounds like a new degree title?

Maybe in the U.S., Nosborne. But here are:

(1) an Australian one: http://www.nd.edu.au/downloads/regulati ... -07feb.pdf
(2) a Canadian one: http://canadachristiancollege.com/ccc_c ... unselling/

Well, that last one is actually called Doctor of Christian Counselling - but all three degrees we've mentioned have a Christian religious component. A Ph.D. in counselling seems to be a far more frequent offering - but most of those, I'm presupposing, do not have the religious component. Not many of these D. Couns. degrees at all.

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I heard from one of the professors at Midwestern Baptist Seminary where the D.Coun is offered, that the program was originally a Doctor of Ministry degree that was revamped.
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