Graduate Studies

Master Degree Requirements

Students must complete the minimum number of courses indicated in each category. Each Master degree program requires ten courses (30 credits), plus a Thesis (6 credits) for a total of 36 credits. (All graduate courses offer three credits).

Courses must be ordered from the current order form. Master-level students normally select courses numbered 500-600. Unless instructed otherwise, students may choose their own course sequence.

School of Ministerial Studies 

Master of Biblical Studies 

Old Testament (OT 501 Required) - 3 courses 

New Testament - 3 courses 

Theology (TH 511 Required) - 2 courses

Electives - 2 courses 

Master of Pastoral Studies 

Old Testament (OT 501 Required) - 2 courses 

New Testament - 2 courses 

Theology (TH 511 Required) - 2 courses

Pastoral Ministries  - 2 courses

Electives - 2 courses 

Master of Christian Counseling 

Old Testament (OT 501 Required) - 2 courses 

New Testament - 2 courses 

Theology (TH 511 Required) - 2 courses

Christian Counseling  - 2 courses

Electives (CE 601 Required) - 2 courses 

School of Christian Education 

Master of Christian Education 

Old Testament (OT 501 Required) - 2 courses 

New Testament - 2 courses 

Christian Education (CE 601 Required)  - 3 courses

Electives (TH 511 Required) - 3 courses 

Graduate Studies

Doctoral Degree Requirements 

Students must complete the minimum number of courses indicated in each category. Each Doctoral degree program requires twelve courses (36 credits), plus a Dissertation (9 credits) for a total of 45 credits. (All graduate courses offer three credits).
Courses must be ordered from the current“order form”. Doctoral-level students normally select courses numbered 700-800. Unless instructed otherwise, students may choose their own course sequence.

School of Ministerial Studies 

Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Studies 

Old Testament (OT 701 Required) - 3 courses 

New Testament - 3 courses 

Theology (TH 511 Required) - 2 courses

Electives - 4 courses 

Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Studies 

Old Testament (OT 701 Required) - 3 courses 

New Testament - 3 courses 

Pastoral Ministries  - 2 courses

Theology - 2 courses

Electives - 2 courses 

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling 

Old Testament (OT 701 Required) - 3 courses 

New Testament - 3 courses 

Theology - 2 courses

Christian Counseling  - 2 courses

Electives - 2 courses 

School of Christian Education 

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education 

Old Testament (OT 701 Required) - 3 courses 

New Testament - 3 courses 

Theology - 2 courses

Christian Education - 2 courses

Electives - 2 courses 

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