Special Programs

Bachelor of Theology

The Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) program has the same purpose as the Master of Divinity program. Like the Master of Divinity program, it is designed to provide a basic three-year program for those planning to invest their lives in church or mission vocations which require ordination. The program offers a broad biblical, theological, and practical foundation for such ministries. The program, however, is offered only to a select number of applicants who are beyond the average age of college students (at least 30 years of age), who have not completed a baccalaureate degree program and have a consistent record of commendable Christian ministry experience. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 undergraduate general education credits, 6 of which must be in the field of quantitative reasoning (math). The nomenclature, Bachelor of Theology, is designed to emphasize the fact that in no case does the seminary offer graduate degrees (master’s degrees) for those who have not completed a baccalaureate program.

Diploma of Theology

The Diploma of Theology (Dip.Th.), like the Master of Divinity program, is designed to provide a basic three-year program for those planning to invest their lives in church or mission vocations which require ordination. The program is offered only to a select number of applicants who are beyond the average age of college students (usually at least 30 years of age), who have not completed up to 30 semester units of undergraduate general education credits (6 of which are in quantitative reasoning), and who have a consistent record of commendable Christian ministry experience. In general, such applicants are older than the average seminary student and have circumstances of life that make the acquisition of an undergraduate education impractical. No International applicants may apply for this program and no scholarships are available for the Dip.Th. program.

For more information on these programs, please see our Academic Catalog.

 

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