Newburgh Theological Seminary offers Doctoral Degree in Christian counseling,

Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling


Dissertation Guidelines:
The candidate’s dissertation idea should be submitted in writing at the outset of study. The Christian Counseling student should speak with someone from the seminary academic team about dissertation ideas. Such themes may include dealing with divorce, anger, abuse, depression, addictions among others. There are hundreds of possibilities so please email or call the school and discuss your theme idea. The dissertation should be written in such a way that it would be worthy of public distribution. Every dissertation submitted will be considered and read with the prospects of publication. While no student is required to publish the dissertation it is certainly a worthy way of preserving and circulating the student’s work.

The dissertation should introduce the theme and then in detail research the theme and provide in lay language the exposition or details of the theme. Footnotes and research notes should be noted numerically after each quote with the source listed at the end of the paper. This paper may be started at the beginning of the doctoral program with approval of a seminary academic team leader. It may not be turned in until the six core courses are fulfilled.

Purpose:The doctoral student will increase his/her understanding in this area of Christian ministry. The core courses and dissertation will demonstrate academic and practical understanding.

Degree Requirements:
The doctoral candidate must have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree approved by our seminary before admission into the program is granted. The student must prove that he/she possesses the academic background capable of pursuing the Doctoral degree. After consultation and review the administrative faculty team will determine if the candidate qualifies for admission. All correspondence  may be emailed to or mailed to the school address at:

Newburgh Theological Seminary Newburgh College of the Bible
P.O. Box 1238
8922 Ruffian Lane
Newburgh, Indiana 47629

Email work to us at

Assignments mailed to the school should always be accompanied with a self addressed stamped envelope so that the work may be returned.

Verbatims: The Doctoral Candidate should present Christian care/counseling verbatims. If you have a Master of Christian Counseling degree from our school you will need only five verbatims. If you do not have the Master of Christian Counseling from our school you will need ten verbatims. Verbatims are two to three page papers that report a Christian care/counseling situation. This may be an actual counseling situation or talking to somebody at the hospital or nursing home or other ministry setting. The verbatim simply and briefly reports the conversation that occured in the Christian care situation.

Six core courses of study related to the doctoral field and one research dissertation. Research dissertations average about 70 pages. We have approved some as low as 55 pages if they are very well done. Some disserations have come in from 200 to 300 pages but we prefer a dissertation from 60 to 100 pages in length.  The six core course books may be selected from our suggested textbooks on this page. All books may be ordered at one time, however, students are encouraged to take one course at a time. Each book constitutes five hours of credit or one course. The student may select up to three alternate textbooks from any Christian counseling degree page on this web site. These books do not include the student’s list of books that will be used in writing the dissertation project.   March 2, 2011



Each book may be ordered at Amazon. com or your local bookstore.

  • DCC 600 Christian Counseling Ethics: A Handbook for Therapists, Pastors,  & Counselors by Randolph K. Sanders
  • DCC 700 The Marriage Vows, by Glenn Mollette (currently unavailable but should be published by end of 2009)
  • DCC 710  Christian Counseling a Comprehensive Guide, by Gary R. Collins
  • DCC 720 Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling, by  Mark R. McMinn Ph. D.
  • DCC 730 The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers  (1997 edition)  by Gary R. Collins
  • DCC 750 Boundaries in Marriage, by Dr. Henry Cloud
  • DCC 760 The Healing Path: How Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life, by Dan B. Allender
  • DCC 770 Sex, Men, and God: A Godly Man’s Roadmap to Sexual Success, by Dr. Doug Weiss
  • DCC 780 The Practice of Spiritual Direction, by William A. Barry
  • DCC 790 Ministry and Community: Recognizing Community and Preventing Ministry Impairment, by Len Sperry
  • DCC 800 Healing Relationships: Christians Manual of Lay Counseling, by Stephan Grunlan
  • DCC 810 Beyond Forgiveness: The Healing Touch of Church Discipline, by Don Baker
  • DCC 830 Healing of Memories: Prayer and Confession, Steps to Inner Healing, by Matthew Linn
  • DCC 840 The Healing Church: Practical Programs for Health Ministries, by Abigail Evans
  • DCC 860 Healing the Dysfunctional Church Family, by David Mains
  • DCC 870 Churches that Heal: Becoming a Church that Mends Broken Hearts and Restores Shattered Lives, by Doug Murren
  • DCC 880 The Miracle of Healing in Your Church Today, by Jim Lynn
  • DCC 900 Silent Struggler by Glenn Mollette
  • DCC 910 Nursing Home Nightmares by Glenn Mollette
  • DCC 920 Assessment in Counseling: A Guide to the Use of Psychological Assessment Procedures, 4th Edition by Albert B. Hood and Richard W. Johnson (Paperback – Dec 30, 2006)  This text is suggested in order to help the Christian counselor understand more about assessment and helping people find those trained in doing Assessment.
  • DCC 930 Compassionate Care: An Inspirational Guide For Caregivers of the Seriously ILL  by
      John Walton

The doctoral program may be done at your own pace. However, we do encourage the completion of this program in two years. 


No Travel Seminars:  Three No Travel Seminars may be utilized in this program. One seminar replaces one textbook.  No Travel Seminars are always optional and never required.

Submit coursework via email or mail.  Email is faster.
Use  for submission of email coursework. This email address should also be used for submission of Doctor of Ministry projects and Ph.D. Dissertations.
Or, mail assignments to Newburgh Theological Seminary
   P.O.Box 1238
   8922 Ruffian Lane
   Newburgh, Indiana 47629
If mailing assignments, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of coursework and grade.
Also, please include the P.O. Box number 1238 when mailing.
NTS expects a good ten to twenty page summary paper of each textbook for all degree programs. Typed, double-spaced, Font type
should be 10 – 12. Microsoft Word is preferred when emailing an attachment. If Microsoft Word is unavailable, assignments may be copied and pasted into the body of your email. Please review your paper for spelling and grammar errors before submitting.
 - Summarize what the book said.
 - Tell us what you learned.
 - If the text is helpful to you in your life, work and ministry, please tell us about this as well.
Seminar papers require 4 – 5 pages, font size 10 – 12.
 - Summarize what the seminar professor said.
 - Tell us what you learned.
-  If the seminar is helpful to you in your life, work and ministry, please tell us about include this in your paper.


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1238
8922 Ruffian Lane
Newburgh, Indiana 47629



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Newburgh Seminary, offers wide range of ministry degrees

Established in 2003, Newburgh Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana, has grown exponentially over the past decade and has become one of the nation’s leading providers of online ministry degrees. Working at their own pace and from any location, students enrolled at Newburgh Theological Seminary can choose programs in a wide range of subject areas, ranging from pastoral leadership and church growth, to education and administration, to life coaching and addiction counseling, among others. Accredited by Transworld Accrediting Commission International, Newburgh offers flexible associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs that are both accessible and affordable. Students hoping to accelerate their studies may choose to participate in optional on-location or no-travel seminars that feature relevant topics taught by the school’s experienced faculty members. These seminars can take the place of a limited number of degree credits. To learn more about the school or explore its many academic options, including more than 30 different degree programs, please visit


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Newburgh Seminary – Doctoral Programs,

Visit to find out more about their doctoral degree programs.
The school offers an excellent Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Ministry and various Ph.D. degrees.

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Newburgh Theological Seminary Has Students Around the World

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Degrees offered in Ministry, Theology, Christian education, Evangelism, Christian counseling!

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Newburgh has students in all 50 states and 40 countries

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Graduates in June came from United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Ghana,
Nigeria, and twenty six of the states!

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P.O. Box 1238
8922 Ruffian Lane
Newburgh, Indiana 47629


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