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Degree Programs



Undergraduate Programs

Associate of Arts in Religious Education

The Associate of Arts in Religious Education is designed for those who have an interest in ministry and Biblical studies or just want to deepen their understanding of Christianity. The AA provides foundational knowledge and analytical skills equip students for ministry & community service.

Degree Requirements

  • 60 total credit hours
    • 45 credit hours = 15 courses
    • Up to 7 credit hours for term papers
    • Up to 8 credit hours practicum is required.

Bachelor of Arts Degree


Degree Requirements

An Associate degree (60 credits) is required before entering a BA program.

Religious Education

The purpose of the BA in Religious Education is to prepare church body and leadership to serve the local churches and other forms of Christian work and ministry.
  • 60 total credit hours
    • 45 credit hours = 15 courses
    • Up to 7 credit hours for term papers
    • Up to 8 credit hours practicum is required.
Theology

The purpose of the BA in Theology is to provide the opportunity for educational development of individuals to become ministers, leaders, teachers and scholars.
  • 69 total credit hours
    • 54 credit hours = 18 courses
    • Up to 7 credit hours for term papers
    • Up to 8 credit hours practicum is required.
Christian Counseling

The purpose of the BA in Christian Counseling is to provide training for those Christians whom God has called into the counseling ministry. Completion of this counseling program will allow for National Christian Counseling Association (N.C.C.A.) licensure.

N.C.C.A.’s certification/licensure program is not to be identified or confused with state licensure. It is intended for a person who wants to practice as a “servant of the Church (Body of Christ)’ rather than as an “agent of the state.” Members of N.C.C.A. qualify for professional liability insurance.
  • 60 total credit hours
    • 45 credit hours = 15 courses
    • Up to 7 credit hours for Dissertation Research: Testing & Measurements: The application of the Arno Profile System (25 A.P.S. reports).
    • Up to 8 credit hours Clinical Internship.
Graduate Programs

The purpose of graduate majors is to develop skills of analysis, critical evaluation and communication of the Scriptures and related literature to be practiced in Christian service in the life of the student.

Master of Arts Degree 

Degree Requirements

A Bachelor degree (120 credits) is required before entering a MA program.

Religious Education, Church Administration & Ministry
  • 45 total credit hours
    • 39 credit hours = 13 courses
    • Up to 6 credit hours for term papers
Theology
  • 51 total credit hours
    • 45 credit hours = 15 courses
    • Up to 6 credit hours for term papers
Christian Counseling

The purpose of the MA in Christian Counseling is to provide training for those Christians whom God has called into the counseling ministry. Completion of this counseling program will allow for National Christian Counseling Association (N.C.C.A.) licensure.

N.C.C.A.’s certification/licensure program is not to be identified or confused with state licensure. It is intended for a person who wants to practice as a “servant of the Church (Body of Christ)’ rather than as an “agent of the state.” Members of N.C.C.A. qualify for professional liability insurance.
  • 54 total credit hours
    • 39 credit hours = 13 courses
    • Up to 7 credit hours for Dissertation Research: Testing & Measurements: The application of the Arno Profile System (25 A.P.S. reports).
    • Up to 8 credit hours Clinical Internship.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree


Degree Requirements

A Master’s degree is required before entering a Ph.D. program.

Religious Education, Church Administration & Ministry
  • 47 total credit hours
    • 39 credit hours = 13 courses
    • Up to 8 credit hours for term papers
Theology
  • 53 total credit hours
    • 45 credit hours = 15 courses
    • Up to 8 credit hours for term papers
Christian Counseling

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Christian Counseling is to provide training for those Christians whom God has called into the counseling ministry. Completion of this counseling program will allow for National Christian Counseling Association (N.C.C.A.) licensure.

Plan 1

For qualified individuals who hold an earned Masters in Counseling or a related field.
  • 64 total credit hours
    • 46 credit hours = 20 courses
    • Up to 9 credit hours for Dissertation Research: Testing & Measurements: The application of the Arno Profile System (35 A.P.S. reports).
    • Up to 9 credit hours Clinical Supervision.
Plan 2, Second Doctorate

For qualified individuals who already hold an earned Doctorate in Counseling or a related field who desire a second Doctorate
  • 48 total credit hours
    • 36 credit hours = 12 courses
    • Up to 7 credit hours for Dissertation Research: Testing & Measurements: The application of the Arno Profile System (25 A.P.S. reports).
    • Up to 5 credit hours Clinical Supervision.
Non-Degree Seeking Students

Certificate Program

The purpose of the Certificate Program is to provide the opportunity for anyone to take courses without working toward a degree.  Each course will have homework and a final exam.  Upon receiving an average score of 70% or above, you will receive a Completion Certificate.  No credits are awarded.

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Application Requirements 

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