Mental health professionals are in high demand. Organizations, businesses, and churches need Christ-centered counselors to provide Biblically based services for community betterment and individual mental health. If you have a natural inclination to help others through personal ministry or in agency-based settings, then SFBC&TS’s Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling is the perfect degree option for you!


Our graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling will equip you with the knowledge and skills that are critical for effectively counseling families and individuals in a variety of agency, church, and para-church settings. The SFBC&TS Mental Health Counseling program curriculum is representative of state licensure and certification requirements. Click here for full Professional Licensure Disclosure.



Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Evaluate and implement Christian counseling theories and practices.
  2. Produce scholarly research papers pertaining to theological and theoretical basis for counseling
  3. Critique and apply human growth and development theories in context of Christian counseling.
  4. Critique and apply the principles of diagnosing in the treatment of psychopathology considering Biblical worldview on mental illness.
  5. Conduct comparative analysis of Biblical worldview and the secular as it pertains to issues of human sexuality, diversity, legal and ethical considerations, and professional standards through scholarly papers and/or projects.
  6. Critique and apply group theories and practice in the context of Christian counseling.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in the analysis and application of different modes of counseling assessments.
  8. Develop mock programs and methods of evaluations for common social issues.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to assess cases and provide appropriate modes of counseling in community settings.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to assess for substance abuse and implement appropriate counseling practices


Students enter our Masters program from various parts of the world, expanding perspectives and creating a diverse experience for our student body. Thus enables our students to fully understand how to counsel in multiculturally diverse settings.

Although distinctly evangelical, our students and professors come from diverse backgrounds to provide an enriching environment for classroom discussion, enabling students and professors to learn from each other.

16-Week Format
Our Masters classes are taught in a traditional 16-week format either on campus or online to allow working students to participate in classes from various parts of the world. The traditional pace allows working students to finish their degree within two years.

Expert faculty and Small Class Sizes
Learn from professors who have real-world experience in their fields and who take a personal interest in your success. You won’t be in large lecture halls, but small classes where you get personal interaction with your professors and peers.


  • Program Units: 60 credits

  • Cost Per Unit: $365
  • Base Cost: $21,900
  • Delivery Method: On Campus / Online

  • Accreditation: ABHE


Learn more about SFBC&TS’s Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program by viewing our program overview.

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Listen to Dr. Daphney Lundi, the Division Chair of our Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling Program, and gain insight into our program offerings.




The Masters program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

Applicants must possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. (Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criteria if competency can be shown.)

Applicants must submit:

  • Application for admission
  • $75 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate study
    • An official transcript is one that SFBC&TS receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university.
  • Recommendation form. The reference letter should serve as a pastoral or ministry reference, outlining program responsibilities, character, and work ethic.
  • Interview. All applicants will undergo an interview to learn more about them and confirm suitability for the Masters program.
  • Other evidence of potential for leadership the applicant may want to include

Send official transcripts to:

Attn: Admissions
South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary
2200 SW 10th Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442


Learn more about SFBC&TS’s Master of Mental Health Counseling program by calling an enrollment advisor today.

(954) 637-1826


Study to help those in the Church with counseling expertise that reflect the bible and its teachings.

This will prepare you for working with families needing help and direction through professional counseling.

This degree will prepare you for a career in working on social cases through the government or nonprofit agencies.

Become a Marriage Counselor and help couples maneuver through issues and difficulties in their relationships.

You can find yourself acting as a Chaplain in multiple different areas, such as the military, prison networks, or hospitals.

With this degree, you could be an administrator in a variety of different locations such as counseling agencies, government facilities, clinics, universities, or nonprofits.


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