Purpose and Objectives:
The Postgraduate Certificate in Missionary Care and Counseling provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to address the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals and families who are engaged in cross-cultural ministry.
The objectives of the Postgraduate Certificate in Missionary Care and Counseling will enable students to:
- Understand cross-cultural living and its impact upon individuals and families.
- Assess and diagnose the mental status of missionaries in relation to enculturation dynamics.
- Identify an effective treatment plan to establish emotional and life balance.
In addition to those requirements listed in the Admissions section of this catalog, applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Missionary Care and Counseling meet the following requirements:
- An accredited graduate-level theological degree (M.A. or M.Div.) and the equivalent of at least three years of missions experience or an accredited graduate-level degree in mental health.
- A minimum graduate-level GPA of 3.0. Students whose GPA falls between 2.8 and 3.0 may be considered for admission on a probationary basis, if they submit a request in writing accompanied by appropriate rationale.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of spoken and written English.
Note: Current CBS students who have completed at least one-half of their master’s degree may apply by filling out the “Add a Program” section on the “Graduate-Level Record Change” form prior to graduation in order to be considered for admission.
Students must complete all requirements within three years, beginning from the date of their first enrollment in a course following acceptance into the certificate.
- Completion of the 12 hours specified in the course of study (see below) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and no grade lower than a “C.”
- Significant achievement of program objectives.
- Affirmation of the Doctrinal Statement.
Note for students pursuing a degree and certificate concurrently: Courses within this certificate may not be applied to meet degree requirements, nor may courses used to meet degree requirements be applied to meet certificate requirements. The total required hours for both the degree and the certificate must be met independently.