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Frequently asked questions
How do the courses work?
Students in our Th.A., Th.B., M.Th. (Coursework), and M.T.S. programs have up to 20-weeks to complete an asynchronous (at your own pace) online course. These courses involve completing readings, watching lectures, writing assignments, and often completing a research paper while under the oversight of a member of our faculty. Students enrolled in our M.Th. (Research) program work directly with a supervisor in creating a research plan and producing a completed thesis. Students enrolled in our Th.D. program complete several doctoral-level courses and then work directly with a supervisor in producing a doctoral dissertation. For details about each individual program, click here.
How much does each program cost?
The tuition rates at Forge Theological Seminary are extremely low compared to other seminaries in the Reformed tradition. Unlike most seminaries, the cost of our programs is based on a monthly subscription fee. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are $60/month, while our doctoral program is $80/month. What does this mean for the overall cost of a program? The faster you complete one of our degree programs, the cheaper it will be. In addition, there is a one-time graduation fee of $65.
Who will be grading my assignments, conducting assessments, and answering my questions during courses?
Every course at FTS is taught by a qualified member of our faculty. All of our graduate courses are taught my professors who hold or are in the process of earning a terminal degree. All of our undergraduate courses are taught by professors who have at minimum earned a graduate degree. Because we are passionate about providing quality theological education at an affordable cost, the faculty at Forge Theological Seminary is made up faithful men who are ministers, academics, apologists, biblical counselors, and Christian educators; serving FTS alongside their current ministries. All of our faculty members wholeheartedly affirm the doctrinal standards of the seminary.
Are you a degree mill?
Definitely not. Our programs are rigorous and involve a significant amount of reading, research, and writing.
Why aren't you accredited?
Since its inception in 2015, FTS has intentionally rejected any involvement, whether directly or indirectly, with the federal government. Our reasons are two-fold: First, theological education belongs to the church and not the state. Second, our mission is to provide robust theological education that does not require students to take on debt. Indeed, "the borrower is the slave of the lender" (Prov. 22:7). Institutions endure the expense and toil of achieving recognized accreditation primarily in order to gain access to federal money via student grants and loans. FTS has no interest in Title IV compliance or federal student loan dollars. Further, we do not equate recognized accreditation with either legitimacy or faithfulness to Christ. Therefore, there remains little reason to pursue recognized accreditation. Moreover, while recognized accreditation may provide some benefit to students (i.e., credit transferability), we have found that despite our rejection of recognized accreditation, our students have gained admission and have often had their course credits transferred to traditionally accredited institutions.
I Have More questions. Who should i contact?
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