The following are the minimum credit hours for graduation from the Seminary:

 

Undergraduate Majors:

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE (A.A.), 60 Credit Hours

 

College of Biblical Studies and Theology

(25% or 17 credit hours can be gleaned from Life Experiences - Portfolio assessment)

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE (B.A.), 120 Credit Hours

 

College of Biblical Studies and Theology

College of Pastoral Care and Ministry

(25% or 30 credit hours can be gleaned from Life Experiences - Portfolio Assessment)

 

Graduate Majors:

 

MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE (M.A.), Undergraduate Degree + 60 Credit Hours

 

College of Biblical Studies and Theology

College of Pastoral Care and Ministry

College of Clinical Pastoral Counseling

(25% or 15 credit hours can be gleaned from Life Experiences - Portfolio Assessment)

 

MASTER OF DIVINITY, Undergraduate Degree + 90 Credit Hours

 

College of Pastoral Care and Ministry

(25% or 23 credit hours can be gleaned from Life Experiences - Portfolio Assessment)

 

Postgraduate Majors:

 

DOCTOR DEGREE, Graduate Degree + 50 Credit Hours

 

College of Biblical Studies and Theology (Th.D)

College of Pastoral Care and Ministry (DM)

College of Clinical Pastoral Counseling (DCC)

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE (Ph. D.), + 30 Credit Hours

 

College of Clinical Pastoral Counseling (Ph.D)

College of Biblical Studies and Theology (Ph.D)

College of Pastoral Care and Ministry (Ph.D)

(Generally, Life Experience credit isn't given for Doctorate Level Programs) However, there can be exceptions for people who have had extensive time in ministry.

 

NOTE: All Graduate Level Programs will require the following:

 

Master Level Programs, a directed study research thesis or project;

Doctor Level Programs, a directed study research dissertation or project. Subject and title of these programs have to be presented by the student to the Regional Office for approval before the student starts the research thesis, dissertation project.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:There may be exceptions made to those requirements.

Special consideration can be given on an individual basis for students to complete this phase of their education.

 

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