Courses of Study

Audit
Students can take classes with no other educational prerequisites. Students who audit classes will gain the benefit of all the instruction but not be held accountable for homework or class projects.

Certificate of Biblical Studies
Students may enroll for our 12-course certificate program (C. B. S.) that gives a broad exposure to biblical content and Christian theology. There are no educational prerequisites for the certificate program.

Bachelor of Biblical Studies
The Bachelor of Biblical Studies (B. B. S.) program requires the student to have a high school diploma, GED equivalent or other evidence of high school completion. The Bachelor’s program will consist of 144 credits of instruction (48 courses).

Master of Biblical Studies
The Master of Biblical Studies (M. B. S.) program requires the student to already hold a Bachelor’s degree. The Bachelor’s degree does not need to be theological or religious. The Master of Biblical Studies program will consist of 72 credits of instruction (24 courses).

Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity program (M. Div.) is the training program generally seen as standard preparation of men for vocational pastoral/missionary ministry. A Bachelor’s degree is required for entrance to the M. Div. program. The M. Div. program will include the 63 core credits of the M. B. S. program, but also require 54 credits of instruction in the two major biblical languages (27 credits of Old Testament Hebrew and 27 credits of New Testament Greek) and one additional 3 credit elective. If a student does not possess a prior Bachelor’s degree but completes all the requirements of the M. Div. program, the degree will carry the status of Bachelor of Theology. While men and women may enter and complete the Certificate of Biblical Studies, the Bachelor of Biblical Studies, and the Master of Biblical Studies, the M. Div. program is designed to train men only for pastoral/missionary ministry.

Requirements for Each Course of Study