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Are there prerequisites for the program?

A minimum of 12 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate study from an accredited institution is required, with one course in each of the following areas:

  • Biblical studies, theology, or Bible book study
  • Bible interpretation or hermeneutics
  • Christian life development or spiritual formation
  • Missions

Prerequisites may also be satisfied by (a) a Bible certificate (30-hour program) or (b) a total of 30 credit hours of coursework in Bible and theology. Prerequisites must be completed prior to the qualifying examination.