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Master of Theological studies (m.t.s.)
The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) in Biblical Counseling is a 42-credit-hour graduate degree. Students will gain a solid foundation in hermeneutics and systematic theology and will complete seven courses in biblical counseling. This program is designed to equip students for vocational ministry in biblical counseling and includes a fifty-hour supervised counseling practicum.
We are pleased to announce that Forge Theological Seminary is a Certified Training Center with the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). IABC provides recognized biblical counseling certification rooted in the truth of the sufficiency of God's holy Word. Forge students will now be able to earn counseling certification while simultaneously earning a degree program.
M.T.S. Course List:
Systematic Theology I: Prolegomena and Theology Proper
Systematic Theology II: Bibliology and Anthropology
Systematic Theology III: Christology, Pneumatology, and Soteriology
Systematic Theology IV: Ecclesiology and Eschatology
Introduction to Biblical Counseling
Theology of Biblical Counseling
Advanced Counseling I: Evaluating Methods of Counseling
Advanced Counseling II: Marriage and Family
Advanced Counseling III: Addictions
Advanced Counseling IV: Medical Issues
Biblical Counseling Practicum
Master of Theological Studies Prerequisites:
An undergraduate degree consisting of four years of full-time study (or equivalent)*
Membership in a local church
General Agreement with FTS' doctrinal stance
*In some cases, students who do not possess an undergraduate degree consisting of four years of full-time study may gain admission by exception. Students who desire admission by exception should indicate this on their application.
$60 monthly tuition subscription
$65 graduation fee
Complete an application through our Admissions page and include your unofficial transcripts.
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