Non-Degree Programs

  • Non-Degree Programs

  • Graduate Theological Studies Diploma

    Graduate Theological Studies Diploma

    The Graduate Theological Studies Diploma is intended for those who desire graduate-level courses for credit but do not desire a full degree program. These courses may be applied toward one of our master’s degrees in the future if you would like to continue your education.

    This program is specially designed for part-time students but can be completed in one year when taken full-time. Ordinarily, the GTSD should be completed within six years. It is designed to prepare teachers and further equip ministers for more effective service in their local church. The Seminary offers this diploma to men and women who wish to deepen their understanding of the faith and enhance their usefulness to the church.

    The requirements for this 45-quarter-hour program focus on Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and various aspects of practical theology. If you do not have a college degree, but give evidence of an ability to do graduate-level academic work, you may be admitted into this program.

    Program Requirements and Course Sequence

  • Audit Program

    Audit Program

    The Seminary offers some courses in the evening. The evening program consists of a 4-year rotation of required first-year classes with at least one evening class offered each quarter. For students who are in a season of life where taking day-time classes is more challenging to complete, the evening program allows them to take their first year entirely during the evenings.

    Combined with taking a few distance learning courses, taking evening courses provides the opportunity for students to earn their MDiv with a few daytime courses. Except for two one-week intensive courses, an MTS degree can also be earned through evening classes. Students interested in a counseling concentration in both the MDiv and the MTS program will require some daytime class attendance. A Graduate Theological Studies Diploma may also be earned in the evening.

    Click the “Audit” tab on the Tuition Page for costs on campus vs. online.