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Masters in Psychology

Masters Degrees

Masters Degree in Pastoral Psychology

Masters Degree in Christian Counseling

Master’s Curriculum: 30 credits

The Masters in Pastoral Psychology and Christian Counseling goal is to equip the serious and mature Christian with a deeper study of God and His holy word to counsel others in Marriage, Parenting, Mourning, Conflict, Depression, etc. We endeavor to accomplish this by studying the works and lives of mature Christians who have gone before us (evidenced by the fruit of their lives …Hebrews 12:1). Theses texts have been referred to by many as “classics” and “must reads”. Our focus will be to exhort and disciple the student in growing his/ her knowledge and relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ. All believers and students of the inspired word of God will most assuredly be blessed by these writings.

Required: 10 Courses (Term Papers)

For each text book, a 10 page “Term Paper” is required to be submitted by the graduate student. Each paper should reflect a personal understanding of the study of the book including a brief summary, comments and personal observations. The student must select at least 7 from the list, with an allowance of the remaining 3 as electives either from this list or personal selections from the student’s own library.

Upon completion of the 10 courses, a master’s thesis of 30 pages is required, reflecting a synthesis of all the readings and how the student benefited from these studies..

*Note: A personal interview with the dean of college studies is required..

*Note: Though the master’s degree requirements are satisfied via independent study, there will be teleconference classes offered to discuss and share each course/book. Dates and times will be emailed to enrolled students.


Suggested references for your personal reference library:

-Matthew Henry Commentary”, Matthew Henry

-Believers Bible commentary, William MacDonald

-Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance

-Nave’s Topical Bible

-Vine’s Lexicon

-Halley’s Bible Handbook

-Multiple Bible commentaries (minimum of 3)

-Bible Software (LOGOS, Blue Letter Bible, etc.)

-The Blue Letter Bible on our Website:

Masters in Biblical Pastoral Psychology and Christian Counseling:

In order to complete this masters program you must read 10 texts / books and write a 10 page essay on each book. 7 of these books must be chosen from this list below. The remaining 3 may be chosen from the field of study and approved by the instructor. A 30 page thesis is also required at the end of the course.

Master’s Curriculum:

Please select your Master’s Books from the Acceptable list attached …

Master’s Books Acceptable by Board of Directors

CURRICULUM: Select Ten (10) Books for Masters (See below)


“Mere Christianity”, C.S. Lewis (3 credits)

Study in practical Christianity

“Knowing God”, J.I. Packer (3 credits)

Study in Theology

“The Knowledge of The Holy”, A.W. Tozer (3credits)

Study in Theology

“Foxes Book of Martyrs”, Fox (3credits)

Study of Christian history and significant persons of Christianity

“My Utmost for His Highest”, Oswald Chambers (3credits)

Study of daily devotion life

“Kingdom of the Cults”, Dr. Walter Martin (3 credits)

Study of comparative religions

“Evidence That Demands a Verdict”, Josh McDowell (3 credits)

Study in apologetics and hermeneutics (defense of Biblical authority and basis of study)

“Competent to Counsel”, Dr. Jay Adams (3 credits)

Study in practical ministry

“Mind Siege”, Dr. Tim LeHaye (3 credits)

Study of Christian worldview versus secular worldview

“Matthew Henry Commentary”, Matthew Henry (3 credits)

Biblical Commentary (Reformed)

“Believers Bible Commentary”, William McDonald (3 credits)

Biblical Commentary (Dispensational)

“Which Bible ?”, David Otis Fuller (3 credits)

Analysis of the history and creation of the King James Version of the Bible

“Science & The Bible”, Dr. Henry Morris (3 credits)

Study of the scientific considerations and confirmations of the Bible

“The Christian Manifesto”, Dr. Francis Shaffer (3 credits)

Assessment of modern day Christianity worldview vs. the secular Humanist Manifesto

“The Bible vs. The Quran”, Dr. Stephen Masood (3 credits)

Comparison of The Bible versus The Quran.

“God in America”, Newt Gingrich (3 credits)

A review of our Godly & Christian historical foundation in America.

“Isreal in Prophecy”, Peter Gammons (3 credits)

A brief study of the modern day fulfillment of biblical prophecies of the return of the Jewish people to Israel.

“Revelation”, Chuick Missler (3 credits)

An in depth audio or DVD study of the Book of Revelation (Koinonia House (800) 546-8731)

“Introduction to Psychology and Counseling”, Drs. Minirth and MEier (3 credits)

Textbook principles on counseling and psychology from a Christian perspective.

“Dream, Develop & Do”, Dr. Kevin Norton (3 credits)

A motivational & practical handbook to encourage us to use our gifts to accomplish our goals in our lives.

“Chosen By God”, Dr. R.C. Sproul (3 credits)

A concise study on the topic of God’s Sovereignty as relating to the doctrine of election.

“Secrets of The Vine”. Bruce Wilkinson (3 credits)

A study of John 15 and fruitful living.

“The Baptism of the Holy Spirit”, Pastor Bob Coy (3 credits)

A study in the Baptism and Filing of The Holy Spirit

“War of Words”, Paul David Tripp (3 credits)

A course in communication and the power of our words in our lives.

“Your Personality Tree”, Florence Littauer (3 credits)

Self exploration of discovering yourself as God made you with your unique temperament.

“Leadership 101”, John Maxwell (3 credits)

Principles of leadership

“The Names of God”, Kay Arthur (3 credits)

A study of the names of God

“In The Face of Evil”, Dr. Roger Boehm (3 credits)

Ephesians 6 Spiritual warfare… biblically and practically explained in the 21st century.

“Why You Act The Way You Do”, Dr. Tim Lehaye (3 credits)

Your temperament and discovering its potential.

“The Jabez Prayer”, Bruce Wilkinson (3 credits)

A study of the prayer taken from 1st Chronicles 4:9

“Being Politically Correct on the Lord’s Side”, Rev. Dr. Oneal Dozier (3 credits)

A treatise on the Bible and the 21st century political state of affairs.

Additional books are being evaluated by The Board @ MCC,

Ref. Dr. Kevin J. Norton, Ph.D.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Maranatha Christian College & University

For information contact: Dr. Reyes (954) 471- 8353

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