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Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The prospective doctoral candidate must hold an earned

Master’s degree from an approved educational institution.  Upon receipt of the application and consultation, a determination will be made concerning the prospective doctoral candidate’s eligibility.





Total Courses

6 courses(30 hours)

Core Courses & Electives

Verbatim Reports


1-3 Pages Each


20 hours

60-150 pages

Core Courses

Minimum 3

Authorized Textbooks

Elective Courses

Maximum 3

Taken From Counseling Degree Program Pages Only

No Travel Seminars

Maximum 3 (Core Only)

No Travel Seminar Tab

TUITION - $2,795.00

Automatic Monthly Payment Program:  $200 down and $100 a month for a total of $2,795.00.

Up Front Payment Program: $300 reduction for a total of $2,495.00 paid at enrollment.

Tuition does not include textbooks. Please purchase them at your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling degree program will increase the doctoral candidate’s understanding in the area of Christian counseling.  The program consists of six courses, which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study, a dissertation, which is the equivalent of twenty hours of study plus ten Christian Counseling Verbatim Reports.  (This number is reduced to five if the Student has completed a M.A. in Christian Counseling degree with NTS.)  Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time.  Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20 page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading.    A four to six page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar.  We are simply asking students for a summary of the material.

A one to three page paper is required for each Christian Counseling verbatim report.  Verbatim reports are approximate word-for-word reports or summaries of actual counseling or ministry care dialogue sessions.  Verbatim reports may cover, but are not limited to, formal counseling sessions as well as time spent with someone in a helpful situation such as a hospital visit, nursing home visit or a conversation with someone at church. Each verbatim report should begin with paragraph describing the setting and should conclude with a paragraph summarizing the Student’s perception of the result of the counseling or ministry care dialogue session.  Review the How to Submit Your Work tab concerning submission of assignments.

SPECIFIC DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling degree program requires a total of 50 hours.  This is comprised of six courses (30 hours) and a dissertation (20 hours) plus ten Christian Counseling Verbatim Reports.  Three of the six required courses, must be core courses chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Up to three of the six required courses may be electives.  Electives may only be chosen from the other counseling degree program pages.  No Travel Seminars are optional.  A maximum of three No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program.


Courses/Textbooks may not be utilized for more than one degree program.


DCC 600  Christian Counseling Ethics - Christian Counseling Ethics: A Handbook for Therapists, Pastors,  & Counselors by Randolph K. Sanders

DCC 700  Life and Marriage -  by Glenn Mollette (Available in audio form only, Order on the No Travel Seminar Page under Marriage Vows)

DCC 710  Comprehensive Christian Counseling - Christian Counseling a Comprehensive Guide, by Gary R. Collins

DCC 720     Foundational Christian Counseling - Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling, by  Mark R. McMinn Ph. D.

DCC 730  Biblical Christian Counseling - The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers  (1997 edition)  by Gary R. Collins

DCC 750    Boundaries In Marriage - Boundaries in Marriage, by Dr. Henry Cloud

DCC 760  Healing Your Past -  The Healing Path: How Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life, by Dan B. Allender

DCC 770  Sex, Men and God - Sex, Men, and God: A Godly Man's Roadmap to Sexual Success, by Dr. Doug Weiss

DCC 780   Practicing Spiritual Direction - The Practice of Spiritual Direction, by William A. Barry

DCC 790   Ministry and Community Development - Ministry and Community: Recognizing Community and Preventing Ministry Impairment, by Len Sperry

DCC 800   Healing Relationships - Healing Relationships: Christians Manual of Lay Counseling, by Stephan Grunlan

DCC 810   Forgiveness and Church Discipline - Beyond Forgiveness: The Healing Touch of Church Discipline, by Don Baker

DCC 830    Healing of Memories  - Healing of Memories: Prayer and Confession, Steps to Inner Healing, by Matthew Linn

DCC 840  The Healing Church - The Healing Church: Practical Programs for Health Ministries, by Abigail Evans

DCC 860   Healing The Dysfunctional Church -  Healing the Dysfunctional Church Family, by David Mains

DCC 870 Church Restoration - Churches that Heal: Becoming a Church that Mends Broken Hearts and Restores Shattered Lives, by Doug Murren

DCC 880 Healing and Restoration - The Miracle of Healing in Your Church Today, by Jim Lynn

DCC 900 Care Giving - Silent Struggler by Glenn Mollette

DCC 910 Nursing Home Case Study - Nursing Home Nightmares by Glenn Mollette

DCC 920 Assessment Procedures - Assessment in Counseling: A Guide to the Use of Psychological Assessment Procedures, 4th Edition by Albert B. Hood and Richard W. Johnson (Paperback - Dec 30, 2006)  This text is suggested in order to help the Christian counselor understand more about assessment and helping people find those trained in doing Assessment.

DCC 930  Compassionate Care - Compassionate Care: An Inspirational Guide For Caregivers of the Seriously ILL  by John Walton



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