Entrance Requirements

 

Audit:
There is no prior academic requirement for students auditing classes. Minimum age requirement of 14 years old applies.

Certificate of Biblical Studies:
There are no prior academic requirements for this 36 credit program. Minimum age requirement of 14 years old applies.

Bachelor of Biblical Studies:
A prior high school diploma is required for this 144 credit program.  The Academic Dean may accept a Certificate of Eligibility demonstrating the successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) exam. A mature applicant who has not completed high school or the GED may be accepted for admission if FRBI determines that he/she demonstrates the academic potential to successfully complete the required course work. (These restrictions do not apply to candidates who are simply auditing classes or to those who are working toward a certificate program.)

Master of Biblical Studies:
A prior Bachelors degree is required for this 72 credit program.  This degree need not be in theological studies.

Master of Divinity:
This degree is the standard course of study for men pursuing pastoral ministry.  As such, FRBI will grant this degree only to men.  A prior Bachelor’s degree is required for this 120 credit program which includes two years of Hebrew and Greek (this degree need not be in theological studies).  Students who do not possess a prior Bachelors degree but complete all the requirements of the M. Div. program will receive a Bachelor of Theology (B. Th.) degree.