DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

B.A.B.S Program Requirement

Students receive the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree upon a successful fulfillment of the following program requirements:

    • Bible requirement: 8 courses (24 Units)
    • Theology requirement: 4 courses (12 Units)
    • Ministry requirement: 7 courses (15 Units)
    • Elective requirement: 10 courses (30 Units)
    • GE requirement: 15 courses (45 Units)
    • Chapel requirement: 4 semesters
    • Pass Bible Content Exam
    • Pass Comprehensive Exam
    • Minimum cumulative GPA requirement: 2.0 or above
    • Residence requirement: At least 50% of the total graduation units must be completed on campus

Total unit requirements: a minimum of 126 units

M.Div Program Requirement

Students receive the Master of Divinity degree upon a successful fulfillment of the following program requirements:

    • Bible requirement: 10 courses (30 Units)
    • Theology requirement: 5 courses (15 Units)
    • Ministry requirement: 10 courses (24 Units)
    • Elective requirement: 9 courses (27 Units)
    • Chapel requirement: 4 semesters
    • Pass Bible Content Exam
    • Pass Comprehensive Exam
    • Minimum cumulative GPA requirement: 3.0 or above
    • Residence requirement: At least 50% of the total graduation units must be completed on campus

Total unit requirements: a minimum of 96 units

D.Min Program Requirement

Students receive the Doctor of Ministry degree upon a successful fulfillment of the following program requirements:

    • Course core requirements: 18 units (15 units if entered Spring 2016 or later)
    • Elective requirement: 18 units (15 units if entered Spring 2016 or later)
    • Dissertation requirement: 100-150 pages, 6 units
    • Comprehensive Exam
    • Oral Exam
    • Minimum cumulative GPA requirement: 3.0 or above
    • Residence requirement: At least 36 units must be completed at Shepherd School of Theology

Total unit requirements: a minimum of 42 units (36 units if entered Spring 2016 or later)