Yes. Up to one-half of your courses can be transferred in from other accredited seminaries. These courses must be compatible with the CIU SSM curriculum.
No. This degree and concentration can be completed through our Access CIU program. This will allow you to maintain your current ministry or employment while doing distance education courses and intensive on-campus courses. Ordinarily, this will require a minimum of three years.
Courses offered during regular semesters are usually taught once a week during the day, in the evening, or on selected weekends. We also offer one-week intensive courses during January and during the summer months. Online courses are also available. Not all courses are available in every format every semester but there is considerable scheduling flexibility.
You will gain an understanding of the Bible as a whole and be able to practice sound interpretation of specific passages. You will also acquire skill in preparing and presenting lessons and sermons that effectively communicate biblical truth.
It might but this depends on the denomination or local church body. Some denominations require or expect the M.Div. degree for ordination. Local churches vary in their expectation.