Who is our Pastoral Studies major designed for?

  • Anyone with a shepherd’s heart desiring to serve a church, ministry, or small group,
  • Anyone desiring to serve the church as an elder or deacon.

What Will A Pastoral Studies Graduate Be Equipped To Do?

  •    Will know how to prepare and preach a sermon,
  •     Will know how to teach the Bible,
  •     Will have basic skills in pastoral and church administration,
  •     Will know basic Biblical counseling,
  •     Will know the attributes, attitudes, and actions of a maturing Christian,
  •     Will know how to marry, bury, and baptize

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Diploma  in Pastoral Studies – 2 year degree

Students are required to complete the minimum number of courses indicated in each category listed in their program. Each Diploma degree program requires a total of 32 courses (64 credits). All undergraduate courses offer two credits.
Unless instructed otherwise.

Pre-requisite: High School Diploma or GED

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Bachelor of Pastoral Studies – 4 year degree

Students are required to complete the minimum number of courses indicated in each category listed in their program. Each Bachelor program requires a total of 64 courses (128 credits). Courses must be ordered from the current “order form”. All undergraduate courses offer two credits.

Pre-requisite: High School Diploma or GED

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Master of Pastoral Studies – 2 year degree

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.)

Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Arts degree

ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT

Masters Thesis or Project
Minimum of 75 typewritten pages; a popular writing style is permitted for the thesis. In some cases, permission may be granted for a research project in place of a thesis.

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Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Studies – 3 year degree

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.)

Pre-requisite: Masters of Arts degree

ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Doctoral Dissertation or Project

Minimum of 150 typewritten pages; a popular writing style is permitted for the dissertation.

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