Counselling Cohort

Delhi School of Theology is excited to launch the Counselling cohort of the Asia Biblical Theological Seminary (ABTS) Master's degree programme.  

The programme is designed to help ministry leaders enhance their interpersonal skills, biblical and theological foundations, and understanding of the human condition with the purpose of empowering others toward positive life change.

ABTS  Highlights

  • US-Accredited Master's Level seminary degree 
  • Theological training at an affordable cost
  • Accessible education while remaining in ministry/vocation
  • Part-time flexible system with a mix of online and face-to-face classes (weekday evenings and weekends)
  • Ideal for professionals, students and lay leaders as well as pastors and ministry leaders

Course Offered

Master of Religious Education (MRE) - Counselling Concentration

  • 31 Credit Hours (11 Courses)
  • Concentration: Counselling
  • Cohort System: One group of students who take the courses together and begin and finish the degree together. 
  • Begins October 2023 and degree completion in July 2026

Course Format

4 courses are offered in a year and each course runs for 3 months.

  • 3 Hybrid Courses – Combination of Online and Face-to-Face 
    • 4-5 weeks online – readings, discussion, video, etc. 
    • 20 hours of face-to-face class – weekday evenings and weekend (Friday evening, Saturday full day and half-day Sunday)
    • Remaining weeks to finish the course assignments
  • 1 online-only course in a year. 

MRE Counselling copy


Course Schedule 2023 – 2024

  • Introduction to Graduate Theological Education (Online Only): 23 October – 23 January  2023
  • Biblical Hermeneutics (Hybrid): 22 January – 14 April 2024
  • Introduction to Christian Counselling (Online Only): 22 April – 14 July 2024
  • Acts of the Apostles (Hybrid): 22 July – 13 October  2024
  • Spiritual Life of the Minister/Leader (Hybrid): 21 October   - 21 January 2024

Courses in 2025 – 2026

  • Spiritual Formation 
  • Counselling Skills 
  • Christian Worldview 
  • Advanced Topic in Counseling
  • Theology Elective
  • Practicum 

Course Venue 

Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Course Cost

  • Tuition: ₹ 6,600/- per course (₹ 2,200 per credit hour) for Indian Citizens
  • Pay per course, books extra
  • Total Tuition Cost for MRE: ₹ 68,200/-

Course Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • Demonstrate commitment to Christ
  • Be actively engaged in ministry in a local church

Application Process

  1. First Step: Complete the Online Application 
  2. After the online application –
  • Submit scanned copies of transcripts (mark sheets) and degree certificates of Bachelor’s/Other Degrees 
  • Schedule an English Proficiency Exam 

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