Exagora Theological Seminary

Program Overview

A general overview of the degree program


Prerequisite: Master’s Degree or Equivalent in Counseling or Related Field
Requirements: Completion of Doctoral Dissertation & Portfolio evaluation.
Format: Dissertation + Portfolio

The Doctor of Christian Counseling (D.C.C.) program of study is designed to provide students with advanced training in the field of counseling, with a particular focus on the integration of Christian faith and theology into the counseling process. The program is intended to prepare students for leadership roles in the field of counseling, as well as in pastoral and ministry contexts.

Through the program, students will have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of counseling, such as marriage and family therapy, addiction counseling, or mental health counseling. They will be expected to conduct extensive research in their area of specialization and produce a substantial thesis or dissertation that contributes to the field of Christian counseling.

Exagora Theological Seminary follows the British educational model in its Doctorate-by-Dissertation program. Participants pursuing the D.C.C. degree shall complete a ten-phase process equivalent to typical work beyond the Master’s degree in a traditional doctoral program.

In addition to this, Candidates portfolio will need to include 100 hours of supervised pastoral counseling work.

Overall, the Doctor of Christian Counseling program provides students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of counseling theory and practice, while also integrating Christian faith and theology into their work with clients. Graduates of the program are prepared to provide counseling services in a variety of ministry contexts.

Graduation Requirements

An overview of the things necessary to complete the degree.

In order to graduate with a Doctor of Theology (ThD), the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

Program Costs

The financial obligation to the Seminary.