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Lancaster Bible College

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Renewal   9/20/2014  Authorized  9/25/2014 

OOS Renewal  Program Description

The Doctor of Ministry program is designed to provide the opportunity for post-Master of Divinity education to pastors, missionaries, para-church ministry leaders, teachers and other Christian leaders as a means to heightened professional development. The purpose of the degree is to enhance the critical thinking, research, and leadership skills of persons engaged in the leadership of congregations or church related institutions. The program requires 30 credit hours.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies program is designed to prepare and equip biblical scholars who show exceptional academic promise and teaching potential. This program helps students realize a greater mastery of biblical languages, historical backgrounds, theological frameworks and teaching methods. The program requires 60 credit hours.

The Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program is designed to provide individuals with theological distinctiveness, contemporary scholarship and professional counseling skills to serve within outpatient mental health agencies, church and para-church organizations, counseling centers, personnel offices, hospitals, prisons, retirement centers, schools and a variety of human service settings. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE). The program requires 60 credit hours.

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