MABC Admissions
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We invite you to fill out an online application to our program! Written applications are available upon request by phone or email. All applications must be submitted with a non-refundable fee of $50 per application.

MABC Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess an earned Bachelor’s degree (there is no specific field required) or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale). If you do not have a bachelor’s degree, please see the No Bachelor's Special Requirements section below.

Applicants to FBS are strongly encouraged to have completed some sort of basic biblical counseling training (BCTC, ACBC, etc.) Students who do not have basic training will be asked to complete a course of training in their first year.

No Bachelor's Special Requirements

FBS allows 10% of its total student body to participate in the MABC program without holding a bachelor’s degree. If the student does not hold a bachelor’s degree extra consideration will be given to the potential student’s ministry experience.

Students without any bachelor’s credits must complete the application process minus sending FBS their transcripts.

When a student not holding a bachelor’s degree completes the MABC program, they will earn a Master of Arts In Biblical Counseling. In addition to the normal requirements, students with no bachelor’s degree will be reviewed on the below criteria,

  • Relevant Non-Degree Training
  • Relevant Ministry Experience
Application Requirements
  • Complete an online application
  • Submit a personal testimony
  • Submit your spouse’s personal testimony (if applicable)
  • Submit three letters of reference from those who can speak to your spiritual life, including, if possible, your pastor
  • Submit the transcripts of the school where you earned your bachelor’s degree (if applicable)
  • If you are from a country where English is not the primary language, FBS requires an English proficiency test. FBS' English proficiency requirements can be found here.
  • Participate in a short video meeting with an FBS admissions representative for additional questions When the above requirements are met, the MABC chair will review the application and make an admissions decision. Once the chair has made a decision, the applicant will be notified via email in two to 4 weeks.
Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022-2023: Submit your complete application (initial application and all supporting documents and forms) by October 1, 2022.

Spring Semester 2022-2023: Submit your complete application (initial application and all supporting documents and forms) by March 26, 2023.