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Degree Programs

Six programs of study are offered by Calvary Baptist Seminary:

  • Master of Divinity - 90 credits
  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) - 36 credits
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry - 36 credits
  • Master of Theology - 28 credits
  • Doctor of Ministry - 30 credits
  • Certificate of Graduation - 80 credits

Select any of the above degrees to view a summary, admissions requirements, course work, and suggested schedule.

Other enrollment categories

Special Student

This category of student is designed for a matriculated student who wishes to pursue seminary courses without participating in a degree program. A Special Student is limited in the number of credits which may be taken before declaring a degree program. All courses taken by Special Students at the Th.M. and D.Min. levels are to be determined by the director of either program; M.Div.-level courses are selected under the direction of the Dean and Registrar.

The maximum number of credits a student may take in the special category are as follows: M.Div., 36 credits; Th.M., audit only; D.Min., four credits. Special students must apply and meet all the application requirements associated with the degree level at which they wish to pursue their special studies. Therefore, those studying in this status are specified as either Special Student/Master of Divinity, Special Student/Master of Theology, or Special Student/Doctor of Ministry.

Students making up M.Div. deficiencies for the Th.M. or D.Min. will be classified as Special Student/Master of Divinity until the completion of deficiencies. In such cases, the deficiencies must be determined by the Th.M. or D.Min. program director before matriculation; a copy of that program must be on record in the student's file until graduation from the Th.M. or D.Min. program.

Visitor

Individuals who have not matriculated may attend a limited number of classes at the Dean's discretion. Visitors' work is not graded, and questions should be asked outside of class (so as to maximize the opportunity for full students to participate). No student services (i.e., transcripting services or library borrowing privileges) are granted to visitors. All visitors must complete a Visitor Information Form, available in the seminary office.

Calvary Baptist Church members

Courses are open to members of Calvary Baptist Church who wish to attend as visitors for the entire semester. A class notes fee and a tuition rate of one-eighth is charged for each course attended on this basis, and attendance privileges for that course are granted for the duration of the semester. This enrollment category is not open to matriculated students.

Non-Calvary Baptist Church members

Courses are open to individuals who are not members of Calvary Baptist Church and who wish to attend as visitors for the entire semester. A class notes fee and a tuition rate of one-quarter is charged for each course attended on this basis, and attendance privileges for that course are granted for the duration of the semester. This enrollment category is not open to matriculated students.

Students' spouses

Classroom and video courses are open to all students' spouses who wish to attend as visitors for the entire semester. Only the class notes fee is charged for each course attended on this basis, and attendance privileges for that course are granted for the duration of the semester. Spouses who are also matriculated may concurrently attend courses in matriculated status and visitor status, provided that their matriculated course load does not exceed four credits. Spouses who take more than four matriculated credits may not attend as a visitor. (See Student Wives' Fellowship and Tuition Grant.)

Receiving credit for courses taken in Visitor status

Visitors may choose before the end of a course to receive credit for that course under the following circumstances: (1) they complete all course work; (2) they meet all course deadlines; (3) they notify the professor and the Registrar in writing of their intention to receive credit for the course; (4) they have never before received or made notice of their intention to receive credit for a course attended in visitor status; and (5) they matriculate within three years. No academic extensions are granted to individuals in this situation.