Master of Arts (Religion) – Christian Counseling
Only available for Hong Kong students

The online Master of Arts (Religion) — Christian Counseling program at Cairn is designed for students with a wide range of ministry and professional goals.
All students receive a broad foundational education in the inerrant Word of God and in the key doctrines of the Christian faith. Students take the same foundational courses they would receive on campus, plus innovative courses designed to prepare them for teaching, preaching, and other ministries in the local church. All courses are designed and taught by Cairn professors, who bring their scholarly expertise and ministry experience to bear.

This 42-credit hour program is designed to be completed in about two years. Courses are 7 weeks long. Advance standing is available for those who qualify.

Program Strengths

  • Build a foundational knowledge of the inerrant Word of God and the history and doctrines of the Christian church.
  • Prepare to serve in a preaching or teaching role.
  • Fully online delivery (option to take elective courses on-site) enables students to study full-time, completing your program in two years.
  • Develop the skills to examine the biblical text and theology in relationship with the realities of everyday life and ministry.
  • Study under faculty who are experienced scholars, educators, and ministers who invest in the lives of their students both inside and out of the classroom.


For more information about the online Master of Arts (Religion) – Christian Counseling program, contact Gwen Dorsey, admissions counselor, at

Typical Program Curriculum

Semester Course
Fall #1 BIB 701 The Pentateuch
BIB 712  Pauline Epistles
THE 601 Overview of Christian Theology
Spring #1 BIB 702 Old Testament Narrative Literature
BIB 711 Gospels and Acts
Summer #1 Two Electives
Fall #2 BIB 703 Old Testament Prophets
BIB 704
Psalms and Wisdom Literature
Spring #2 BIB 713  General Epistles and Revelation
Summer #2 THE 701 Church History
CHM 621 The Spiritual Life
Electives CSG 651 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Counseling
CSG 652 Introduction to Counseling Methods
CSG 653 Counseling Problems and Procedures
CSG 654 Marriage and Family Counseling

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