ASSOCIATE OF THEOLOGY

This 60 credit hour degree program is designed to provide the student with a solid understanding of the things of God. Recently updated, the Associate of Theology (ThA) program includes courses in biblical studies, systematic theology, Christian thought, apologetics, practical theology, and a host of other areas. The ThA is an at-your-own-pace program, which affords students both flexibility and academic rigor.

ThA Syllabi

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

The Bachelor of Theology (ThB) is a degree completion program totaling 120 credit hours of study with an optional thesis project. Students will gain a substantial understanding of biblical Greek, biblical studies, and theology. Non-thesis students will complete a capstone project wherein they will construct a confession of faith. Students who have previously completed the ThA program are gained automatic admittance.

ThB Syllabi

MASTER OF ARTS - RESEARCH

& MASTER OF THEOLOGY

The Master of Arts-Research (MAR) and Master of Theology (ThM) are 36 credit hour thesis-only research degrees, based upon the Oxford method of education. Students who already possess a graduate degree equivalent to a Master of Divinity who complete this program are awarded the ThM. Students who possess an undergraduate degree in either biblical or theological studies who complete this program will be awarded the MAR. MAR/ThM students are required to read extensively according to one of six available concentrations, produce a research proposal, and a master's thesis comprised of no less than 100 pages of primary research. The MAR/ThM program affords students the occasion to conduct significant research in their area of interest. Students who complete the MAR/ThM program are automatically approved for entry into the ThD program.

 

In some cases, a student who has already produced a published work that has not been utilized in a degree program previously may be considered for the MAR/ThM. 

Available Concentrations

Theological Studies (Systematics or Biblical Theology)

Biblical Studies (NT or OT)

Apologetics (Polemics or Christian Philosophy)

Historical Studies (Biblical History or Church History)

Practical Theology (Homiletics or Biblical Counseling)

Classical Studies 

Prerequisite: MAR: Undergraduate degree in biblical or theological studies. ThM: Master of Divinity or equivalent. 

MAR/ThM Program Key

MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING

The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) is a 54 credit hour degree program. There are a total of  11 courses consisting of 42 credit hours. Additionally, students will complete the requirements for Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Pathway Through CertificationFTS will recognize the completion of ACBC's requirements as the equivalent of 12 credit hours of study. Upon certification, FTS will award the degree. Students who already possess ACBC certification may complete the requisite coursework for degree completion.

 

Prerequisite: Students must possess an undergraduate degree or must be capable of demonstrating rudimentary proficiency in related subjects. 

MABC Syllabi

MASTER OF DIVINITY

Our MDiv program is comprised of 93 credit hours of study. The program is comprised of 19 essential courses and 12 electives. 

 

Prerequisite: Students must possess an undergraduate degree or must be capable of demonstrating rudimentary proficiency in related subjects.

MDiv Program Key

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program is a 36 credit hour dissertation-only research degree based upon the Oxford method of education. DMin students are required to produce a dissertation proposal and a dissertation of no less than 150 pages of primary research. Research topics must relate to some aspect of practical theology (e.g., preaching, apologetics, biblical counseling). In some cases, a student who has already produced a published work that has not been utilized in a degree program previously may be considered for the DMin.  

Prerequisite: DMin students must possess a graduate degree in a related discipline of 50 credits or more.

DMin Program Key

DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY

The ThD program is a 48 credit hour dissertation-only research degree based upon the Oxford method of education. ThD students are required to produce a dissertation proposal and a dissertation of no less than 200 pages of primary research. ThD research must demonstrate substantial proficiency in theological disciplines, including proficiency in biblical languages where required. In some cases, a student who has already produced a published work that has not been utilized in a degree program previously may be considered for the ThD.

Prerequisites: ThD students must possess either an undergraduate degree  (minimum 120 credit hours) in biblical and(or) theological studies and a graduate degree (minimum 36 credit hours) in a related discipline (e.g., Bible, Theology, Religion), or a Master of Divinity (or equivalent). Students must also possess a minimum of 9 credit hours of biblical language study. However, in some cases, students who possess an undergraduate degree in a related discipline and can demonstrate considerable proficiency in related disciplines may be admitted.

ThD Program Key

Upon acceptance into a degree program, students will be assigned an academic adviser. Upon approval, students may also utilize their Pastor or another qualified individual to serve as their adviser. Students interested in this option should indicate their preference on their application.

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