How It Works
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Our combination of online-only courses and web-enhanced modular courses allows you do most course work from wherever you are - making only a few trips to Lafayette for your training. See course descriptions or the course schedule.

Online Courses are 8 weeks long and allow students to complete all the necessary course work from the convenience of their own home on a flexible schedule through our learning management system. Five of the classes offered through the MABC are online.

Residency Courses are 15 weeks long with one week of on campus work in Lafayette Indiana; the rest of the class is completed online. Five of the MABC classes are offered as module courses.

Independent Study Courses allow the student to complete the course from home while being supervised by a professor. Two courses in this program are independent study.

Online Off-Campus Assignments

Since students will only spend five weeks in Lafayette over the course of the entire program, most of the course work will be completed online. While much of this work will be done independently, there is also great benefit in student interaction.

Depending on the professor, students will be expected to review the work of their fellow students and offer appropriate suggestions. This interaction will allow for tremendous learning opportunities off campus. FBS uses our learning management system to coordinate student discussions during the external residency of each course.

Since FBS will use a web-based delivery system we will not be able to provide individual technical support for computer problems. We will, of course, ensure the website is functioning properly. Therefore, potential students are strongly encouraged to have a computer not more than three years old with access to a reliable broadband Internet service.

Final Course work Courses

BC701 - Supervised Counseling Practicum is a counseling practicum that must be done within the student’s ministry context. We require 30 supervised sessions that are one to one and a half hours long. Those students who desire to be ACBC certified will find this class to be an ideal opportunity to complete ACBC’s supervision requirements. Contact FBS to find out how you can complete your ACBC requirements concurrently with your MABC degree.

Concentration Courses are completed when you pass your oral and written exams. Learn more about our concentration course.