Degrees

Personalized Degree Programs Designed to Meet Your Individual Goals

Are you looking for a degree program that will enhance your ministry and help you fulfill your calling?

  • CBIS is here to support you.
  • We’ll help you design a degree program plan that meets your individual needs.
  • If you’re seeking entry level ministry training, we offer a three year course of study.
  • If you’re looking for a way to finish your Bachelor’s degree, we offer a Bachelor’s degree completion program.
  • If you’re looking for advanced training, we offer graduate degrees in Theological Studies, Christian Leadership, Christian Counseling, and Christian Education.
  • We’re here to help you.

Christian Bible Institute & Seminary offers both Undergraduate and Graduate studies in a number of Christian majors. Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree, and Doctorate Degree Programs are offered with courses that build foundational blocks to allow students to easily move not only from one course to another, but also provide the incentive to move on towards the next level of degree studies with accomplished core courses.

The courses are structured in a simple format to provide students basic understanding of the main principles allowing the students to move through their degree courses, and in turn their programs at a faster pace. Students study independently at their own pace, which allows those that are motivated to complete their studies much sooner than in traditionally controlled programs.

100% Self-Paced Degree Programs, Study Anytime, Study Anywhere. You choose a schedule that is convenient for you. Although you study at your own pace, there is always access to a personal Academic Advisor that will assist you when needed.

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Associate of Arts Degree Program in Ministry (A.Min)

Credit Hours: 60

Total Cost: $3,600.00

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Textbooks NOT included

Year 1: Christian Ministry Education Focused on Discipleship

The standard first year (Year 1) of the CBIS Undergraduate study program leading to the Associate’s degree is focused on discipleship. Year One is an introductory level course of study, acclimating the student to core concepts of the four-year Bachelor’s degree program. The first year consists of 10 subjects; upon completion, the student may proceed to Year 2.

    • BI 100 Hermeneutics: Introduction to Bible Study
    • BI 102 New Testament Survey
    • BI 201 The Gospel of John
    • CC 101 Sociology of Marriage and Family Life
    • GE 103 English Composition
    • GE 112 Introduction to Management
    • RS 101 Dynamic Christian Foundations
    • RS 102 Christian Life
    • RS 103 Introduction to Communication: Evangelism
    • RS 109 Spiritual Formation: Journey to Wholeness
    • RS 219 Christian Character Development

Year 2:  Christian Ministry Education Focused on Service

The standard second year (Year 2) of the CBIS Undergraduate study program leading to the Associate’s degree is focused on service. Year Two builds upon the Year One program. Year Two consists of 10 subjects.

    • BI 101 Old Testament Survey
    • BI 103 The Pentateuch
    • BI 202 The Book of Acts
    • BI 203 Pauline Epistles: Romans
    • CC 201 Introduction to Psychology: Christian Counseling Perspectives
    • ED 101 Dynamics of Teaching
    • GE 220 Financial Integrity and Stewardship
    • RS 105 Theology of Worship
    • RS 209 Faith Dynamics
    • RS 212 Speech and Communication: Homiletics

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (B.Min.)

Credit Hours: 120

Total Cost: $4,600.00

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Textbooks NOT included

Are you looking for a creative way to finish your degree?  Have you studied at a state approved or accredited college or university and do you have transferable credits?  We’ll help you earn the Bachelor’s degree that’s right for you.

We offer the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program for qualifying students. If you’ve earned credits in ministry, theology, bible, or the humanities from another recognized college or university, you should be able to easily transfer into the Bachelor’s Degree Program.

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (B.Min.) degree program is designed to prepare men and women for further academic study in a specialized field. This degree is designed for students who have completed at least two years or up to 90 credit hours of undergraduate education in theology, ministry, or the humanities, either via Christian Bible Institute & Seminary or another accredited college or university. The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree program consists of 120 credit hours, 30 of which must be from Christian Bible Institute & Seminary. The student must complete the five core courses and select the remainder from either the ministry specialization or General Education courses listed below. The student must possess a minimum of thirty credit hours in General Education to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree.

Courses You’ll Need to Complete (15 credit hours) in our Bachelor’s Core

    • BI 400 Advanced Hermeneutics
    • BI 405 Authenticity & Authority of the Bible
    • RS 435 Christian Theology
    • RS 442 Church Growth and Development
    • RS 444 Advanced Christian Worldview Studies

Courses that help you specialize in a Ministry: (complete 15 credit hours)

Emphasis in Theology (15 hours):

    • RS 419 Systematic Theology
    • RS 436 Ecclesiology
    • RS 437 Christology
    • RS 438 Eschatology
    • RS 439 Pneumatology: Pentecostal/Charismatic Perspectives

Emphasis in Christian Counseling (15 hours):

    • CC 402 Crisis Counseling: A Christian Perspective
    • CC 404 Counseling the Dysfunctional Family
    • CC 406 Counseling and Family Violence
    • CC 415 Human Development
    • OL 440 Conflict Management and Resolution

Emphasis in Christian Education (15 hours): 

    • CC 415 Human Development
    • ED 401 Christian Education: Principles and Practice
    • ED 432 Classroom Management
    • OL 440 Conflict Management and Resolution
    • OL 460 Ethics in Leadership

Emphasis in Christian Leadership (15 hours):

    • CC 415 Human Development
    • OL 440 Conflict Management and Resolution
    • OL 460 Ethics in Leadership
    • RS 440 The Challenge of Leadership
    • RS 441 Strategic Church Administration

After completing the B.Min. degree, you’ll be able to…

  • Demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the Bible, Christian doctrines and ministry principles
  • Apply concepts and principles drawn from a systematic and coherent body of knowledge in a wide range of day-to-day ministry situations, demonstrating appropriate communication and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate the academic skills and abilities necessary to undertake research, and to comprehend and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources
  • Demonstrate the ability to review, consolidate, extend and use the knowledge, comprehension, and academic skills developed in the program
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and teamwork skills, appropriate to academic scholarship and/or further study
  • Demonstrate the skills required to answer questions and address problems related to Christian life and doctrine and to many spiritual, personal and relational issues relevant to life and ministry in church and para church settings
  • Continue the process of effective lifelong learning

Why you’ll need to complete General Education…

The General Education requirements of the program are designed to provide the student with a diverse educational experience in the Liberal Arts, producing not only an effective Christian scholar, but a world citizen. The General Education curriculum provides students with a functional understanding of the humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences/mathematics, and computers by illustrating how the various disciplines investigate the totality of knowledge, the means used to acquire and organize it, and the ways in which disciplines interrelate with each other. The outcomes of General Education courses are the acquisition of knowledge across the primary academic disciplines and the development of skills for critical and creative thinking. Upon completion of the required General Education, the student will be able to:

  • Think independently and critically in solving problems.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and speaking
  • Identify scientific influences which affect their role as a world citizen
  • Identify historical, cultural and social influences which affect their role as a world citizen
  • Demonstrate an active concern for the problems of humanity through service and concern for others
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences
  • Participate as a world citizen and demonstrate the responsibility world citizen’s share for their common global future

To ensure broad coverage of content, a minimum number of credit hours must be obtained for each of the five areas of study listed below:

Humanities … 6 credit hours

Fine Arts … 3 credit hours

Social and Behavioral Science … 6 credit hours

Natural Science and Mathematics … 6 credit hours

Computer Skills … 3 credit hours

Christian Bible Institute & Seminary will accept transfer of general education courses to satisfy the general education requirement if the proffered course:

  1. Was taken at an accredited college or university
  2. Was completed with a minimum grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (M.A.C.C.)

Credit Hours: 36

Total Cost: $5,600.00

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree

Textbooks NOT included

Are you called to heal the brokenhearted, strengthen couples and families, and walk people through life’s challenges?  Earn your Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and become a competent, church-based religious counselor.

The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling degree is designed to prepare the student for a specialized ministry in the counseling of individuals, couples, families and special focus groups within the context of the local church, para-church ministries, church-related agencies, or other religious settings. The program enables the student to employ integrative therapies: integrating proven, effective counseling methods, models and modalities, with sound biblical and theological principles. The vision of the church is to be a healing community. Hope for hurting individuals and families is an essential element of the Christian message. The MA program equips the student to help people realize personhood wholeness in every area of human life – spirit, mind, and body – and to facilitate marriage and family harmony and enrichment.

Courses You’ll Complete to Earn Your Degree

The twelve courses listed comprise the Master’s degree in Christian Counseling. Changes or substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitutions may be made if some of the courses below have already been taken.

  • CO 500 Psychology and Theology
  • CE 502 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management
  • CO 510 Human Development
  • CO 530 Counseling Theories and Strategies
  • CO 540 Crisis Counseling
  • CO 550 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • CO 560 Assessment and Diagnosis
  • CO 610 Group Dynamics
  • CO 620 Addiction Counseling
  • CO 630 Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • CO 640 Ethics and Law
  • CO 710 Human Sexuality

Our Goals for the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling Degree

  1. To prepare students for the specialized ministry of individual, marriage and family, and issue focused group counseling within the church, para-church ministries, church-related agencies, and other religious settings, and to provide the educational foundation for further study in Christian Counseling.
  2. To enable students to help people realize personhood wholeness in every area of human life — spirit, mind, and body.
  3. To equip students to recruit and train knowledgeable lay persons as peer counselors and para-counselors to provide supportive counseling services to and within the local congregation and community.
  4. To assist students in the formulation of an integrative counseling approach, incorporating proven counseling techniques with a sound biblical and theological understanding of the ministry of counseling.
  5. To offer a program curricula for those students who desire to learn more about applying professional methods and modalities within a Christian counseling framework.

What You’ll Be Able To Do When You Earn Your MA in Christian Counseling

  1. Develop a personal philosophy of counseling, which integrates the latest theories, trends, and techniques of professional counseling with sound biblical principles, in a Christian Counseling modality.
  2. Effectively work with people in the local church and Christian Counseling ministry setting.
  3. Promote an awareness of the integrative compatibility between the behavioral sciences and the ministry of the Holy Spirit as they relate to the counseling process.
  4. Develop the therapeutic, preventive, educative, and facilitative skills of Christian Counseling.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of methods of assessing and evaluating individual psychological functions, such as intelligence and personality and the dysfunctions thereof evidenced in psychological distress and personality disorders.
  6. Strengthen competency in data collection, analysis, assessment and evaluation in Christian Counseling.
  7. Promote an understanding of human nature and development based on a Christian theological perspective.
  8. Develop research capabilities designed to foster and expand knowledge about the current practice of Counseling within a Christian context.

Students who wish to receive the Clinical Degree concentration for the Masters in Christian Counseling must complete the 6 courses listed below from the National Christian Counseling Association. The cost of textbooks for each course is $100.00. The student must also complete and submit 10 Arno Profile System (APS) Reports which are $30.00 each. NCCA membership fees are $50 per year and the background check is $100.00. Completion of the courses listed below will lead to certification with NCCA.

Clinical Degree Concentration Course Requirements

  • BCC101 Basic Christian Counseling
  • THE301 Temperament Theory
  • THE201 Testing/Measurements
  • THE306 Temperament Therapy
  • PSY301 Christian Psychology and Counseling
  • MPC300 Mastering Pastoral Counseling

Master of Arts in Christian Education (M.A.C.E.)

Credit Hours: 36

Total Cost: $5,600.00

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree

Textbooks NOT included

Are you called to teach and invest in the lives of children in the Christian School or Church environment?  Earn your Master of Arts in Christian Education degree.

The Master of Arts in Christian Education is designed to provide advanced training in Biblical principles of Christian Education. This degree prepares one to do educational tasks in a Christian setting. Among these are teaching, supervising, developing, and implementing Christian education programs. Students desiring state licensure or certification should check with their state authorities before entering the program to ascertain if it is acceptable in their state. The program may be creditable on school salary scales. For those who are already in a school position, check with the administration of the school regarding acceptability.

Courses You’ll Complete to Earn Your Degree

    • CE 501 Church Administration and Leadership
    • CE 502 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management
    • CE 503 Advanced Leadership and Administration
    • CO 510 Human Development
    • ED 500 Philosophy of Christian Education
    • ED 600 Primary Christian Education
    • ED 620 Secondary Christian Education
    • ED 650 Curriculum Development in Christian Education
    • ED 750 Teaching Methodology
    • LE 501 Introduction to Leadership and Leaders
    • MT 504 Evangelism in the Local Church
    • PT 504 Christian Worldview

Our Goals for the Degree Program

  1. To prepare students to oversee the Christian Education program of a local church and to develop lay ministries within the church setting.
  2. To develop a philosophy of Christian Education which is based upon solid biblical, theological, and educational foundations.
  3. To equip students to mobilize and motivate lay persons to assist in the teaching ministry of the church.
  4. To inform students of the latest trends, theories, and creative teaching methods in the field of Christian Education.
  5. To assist the student in the integration of theory and practice which will result in effective evangelism and Christian nurture within the church.

What You’ll Learn When You Earn Your MA in Christian Education Degree

  1. Understand the foundations of religious education and to conceptualize these understandings in the church educational ministry;
  2. Communicate to, lead, motivate, manage, and administer people and programs in the educational ministries of the church;
  3. Develop, evaluate, and administer curriculum in the church educational program and to serve as a resource person in the area of curriculum;
  4. Model an effective role as teacher and leader and to assist lay people to develop teaching and leadership skills;
  5. Develop specialized ministries to meet unique needs of individuals in the educational program;
  6. Enable lay people to worship, witness, teach, minister, motivate, and apply Christian faith in life and to initiate and administer programs in these areas;
  7. Function effectively in interpersonal relationships;

The twelve courses listed comprise the Master’s degree in Christian Education. Substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitution may be made if some of the above courses have already been taken (graduate transcripts of courses must be submitted for evaluation). A Master’s Thesis or Comprehensive Exam based on the course content may be required.

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (M.A.C.L.)

Credit Hours: 36

Total Cost: $5,600.00

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree

Textbooks NOT included

Are you called to lead?  Are you in a position of influence in your church, community, or ministry?  Do you want to enhance your leadership abilities and learn healthy principles for leading from the world’s experts in Leadership studies?

Our Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree program is a unique program offered as Online Studies or through Correspondence. The program is directed by Dr. Malcolm Webber, Dean of the College of Leadership.  The program is offered in cooperation with the Center for Healthy Leadership in Elkhart, IN and is designed to prepare leaders in churches and non-profit organizations with leadership skills.

Courses You’ll Take to Earn Your Degree

    • CE 501 Church Administration and Leadership
    • CE 502 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management
    • CE 503 Advanced Leadership and Administration
    • LE 501 Introduction to Leadership and Leaders
    • LE 502 Ministry Leadership Foundations
    • LE 503 Dynamics of Effective Leaders and Followers
    • LE 504 Spirituality and Leadership
    • LE 505 Contemporary Issues in Leadership
    • LE 506 Leader Development
    • LE 511 Leadership Practicum
    • PT 504 Christian Worldview

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree program consists of 36 credit hours. It is recommended that the degree program begins with the student selecting a resident mentorship in the locality of the student. The student will then complete LE501 and LE502. At the same time, he or she will begin LE 511, the Leadership Practicum, which will continue throughout the entire degree program.   After completing LE 501 and 502, the student will continue with the additional courses, completing one at a time. The student will take approximately 16-24 months to finish the entire degree program.

What You’ll Be Able To Do When You Earn Your MA in Christian Leadership Degree

  1. Apply Christian leadership concepts in order to creatively solve organizational problems and promote healthy organizational development.
  2. Facilitate the use of change-agent skills in the areas of program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  3. Work with the design and development of strategies that promote personal development and enhance the functioning of organizations.
  4. Develop an understanding of leadership from a structural, human resource, theological, and symbolic framework.
  5. Investigate current research on leadership.
  6. Review leadership models currently in organizations and investigate new models.
  7. Analyze and critique leadership behaviors.
  8. Practice leadership techniques and report on leadership experience.

Our Objectives for the Degree Program

  1. To empower students for transformational leadership within their ministry context.
  2. To provide students with advanced competences in organizational theory, management, and leadership skills in practice and in research.
  3. To enable students to integrate personal, biblical ethics, integrity, moral values and practice with sound management theory in leadership vocations including business, community, and faith-based service.
  4. To expose students to business laws that influence leadership, management, and financial practices.
  5. To develop students who are competent in the techniques and practices necessary for business vocations, community organizations and other non-profit organizational management.
  6. To enable students to demonstrate that ethics, integrity, and morality are in harmonious synergy with sound Leadership and Management theory and practice.
  7. To prepare students for advanced studies in leadership and/or professional ministry.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.)

Credit Hours: 36

Total Cost: $5,600.00

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree

Textbooks NOT included

Do you have an interest in studying God’s Word and sharing it with others?  Do you find yourself researching biblical truths, discovering hidden gems in church history, and developing theologically sound strategies for church life?

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree focuses on historical, systematic, and biblical theology. Professional ministry issues are not a focus of this program. Nevertheless, the program is designed to provide a theological foundation for ministerial service. The program consists of 12 courses, 3 semester credit hours each, for a total of 36 credit hours. There is no required thesis or research project.

Explore the Twelve Dynamic Courses of the M.A.T.S. Degree

    • CE 503 Advanced Leadership and Administration
    • CH 505 Survey of Church History
    • CH 510 A History of the Charismatic Movements
    • MT 504 Evangelism in the Local Church
    • NT 502 The Pastoral Epistles
    • NT 504 NT Survey: The Gospels/Life of Christ
    • NT 508 The Epistles and Revelation
    • OT 505 The Book of Psalms
    • OT 509 The Christian & Old Testament Theology
    • PT 504 Christian Worldview
    • ST 503 Contemporary Theology I
    • WM 501 Introduction to World Missions

The twelve courses listed above comprise the degree Master of Theological Studies.  Substitution may be made if some of the courses listed above have already been taken (Graduate transcripts of courses must be furnished) from the graduate section of the catalog.

Our Goals for the  M.A.T.S. Degree…

  1. To give students a biblical and theological foundation for effective ministry
  2. To build the student’s understanding and application of the theological aspects of ministry
  3. To broaden the student’s ministry perspective to include urban and global realities with a Christian worldview
  4. To provide students with knowledge of a range of basic theological disciplines
  5. To prepare students to bring theological disciplines into creative and critical interaction with other disciplines
  6. To provide students with a critical and contextual appropriation and appreciation of Christian tradition
  7. To provide an opportunity to develop his/her ability to think and to analyze theologically
  8. To prepare students further graduate study, including the Master of Divinity and/or Doctor of Ministry.

After Completing the M.A.T.S. Degree, You’ll Be Able To…

  1. Grasp the basic content and structure of the Old and New Testaments of Scripture as well as to understand the broad storyline of the Bible.
  2. Develop sensitivity to issues and procedures in interpretation of the text so that with a facility in the original languages the student will be able to communicate the message of that Scripture in a way that stays faithful to the intention of the text and is relevant for people today.
  3. Gain an awareness of the unique beliefs of the Christian faith and an understanding of the evidence on which that faith is based as well as a sense of how to apply basic biblical principles to life’s ethical issues.
  4. Formulate and articulate a distinctively Christian worldview.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning.
  6. Deepen Christian character and personal spiritual life, acquire the ability to think as a Christian about life and culture, and use resources to derive answers for developing issues in a pluralistic world.
  7. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the Bible and theology and the ability to integrate this knowledge with daily life and work.
  8. Communicate the Christian faith and its theological identity in private and in public.
  9. Minister to people personally and facilitate the ministry of persons for whom they have leadership responsibilities.
  10. Function as a lifelong learner and apply understanding of the developmental process and learning to facilitate learning among other people.
  11. Demonstrate competent skills in the study and interpretation of the scriptures and their personal and community applications.
  12. Articulate a theological and historical understanding of the Christian faith and its ethical implications for the individual, community, and Christian ministry.
  13. Continue to grow in one’s relationship with Christ through the practices of spiritual formation.
  14. Apply cognitive disciplines that foster continued growth and effectiveness in Christian living and ministry.

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Credit Hours: 45

Total Cost: $6,600.00

Prerequisites: Master’s Degree in Theological Studies

Textbooks NOT included

The purpose of this degree program is to equip the student for a higher level of competence in the practice of ministry than that achieved in the foundation work normally resulting in a M.Div. degree. The Doctor of Ministry degree program is designed to serve the need of ministers for an experience of continuing education which renews the personal life of faith, further develops professional competence, and stimulates continued growth in biblical and theological foundations for ministry.

Nature of the Program

Admission to the Doctor of Ministry Program is on the basis of high competence in theology and ministry, as well as motivation to do research in a recognized area of ministry. Competence in theology may be demonstrated by having completed a minimum of a Master of Theology Studies degree or equivalent with a balanced curriculum, including disciplines in biblical studies, ethics, and studies in ministry. Competence in ministry may be demonstrated by a documented minimum of three years of full-time ministerial service or five years part-time service. A complete transcript of previous academic work is to be submitted before an application for admission can be acted on.

Core Courses:

The student will complete seven core courses from the listed programs, each of which constitute five semester credit hours. A 20 page paper is to be written on each topic. Upon completion of the core topics the student will be advanced to candidacy. Course listing descriptions are provided to the student in a separate document as requested.   Prerequisites:  15 graduate credit hours in bible/theology.

The Doctor of Ministry degree requires 45 credits: 35 for core courses and 10 for the Doctoral Project.

  • Doctor of Ministry Core Areas:
  • Christian Counseling
  • Leadership
  • Christian Education
  • Theology

Guided Readings

Guided readings are to reflect an area of research that is directed toward the writing of the doctoral project. The student is to choose guided readings as approved by the Doctoral Committee, to read and reflect on; intellectually, spiritually, and vocationally. These readings must then be documented in the form of an annotated bibliography with synoptic abstracts of the works that have been read. This exercise is an opportunity for the student to begin his or her doctoral research. There is no minimum or maximum amount of words to be written, but the writings must be comprehensive enough to cover the topic. This primarily constitutes Chapter 2 of the doctoral project (Literature Review). The completed Guided Readings are a part of the doctoral project.

Doctoral Proposal

The student is to then write a proposal for the Doctorate, describing the project according to the prescribed format. The completed proposal is to be approved by the Doctoral Committee of the University. The process and format for a Doctoral Proposal is described in Research Writing Made Easy and the resource titled Steps to Completing Your Doctoral Project/Dissertation. These resources will be provided by the Student Services Department.

Doctoral Project

The student is then (upon approval of the proposal) to begin writing his or her Doctoral Project, according to the specific format. The Doctoral Project is the finishing work for the doctoral degree, and is what provides the right to be called “Doctor.” It is worth 10 credits towards the degree program. The guidelines for the writing of the Project are again found in the book Research Writing Made Easy, and with the help of your doctoral project coordinator, you will be able to complete your goal.

Choose one of the following emphases: 

HUMAN BEHAVIOR

  • DM803: Counseling, Family Life, and Pastoral Leadership
  • DM807: Conflict Management and Resolution in Church Life
  • CC840: Clinical Applications of Counseling in the Church
  • CC850: Psychopathology and Sin
  • CC860: Psychotherapy, Pastoral Counseling and Inner Healing
  • CC870: Psychology and Theology: A Personal Integration
  • CC880: Personality Theory, Therapy: A Christian Worldview

EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP

  • DM801: Church Growth and Leadership
  • DM810: Leadership Principles Applied to Pastoral Ministry and Church Extension
  • ED810: Conflict Resolution in Educational Leadership
  • ED820: Human Behavior and Management in Education
  • ED830: Psychology of Learning in Education
  • ED840: Philosophy of Educational Leadership
  • ED850: Educational Leadership for Private School and Church

OR

Choose Seven of the Following Courses:

Course Number Course Title
DM800 Leadership in Pastoral Care: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of leadership in pastoral care.
DM801 Church Growth and Leadership: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of church growth and leadership.
DM802 Cross Cultural Perspectives in Pastoral Leadership: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of cross cultural perspectives in pastoral leadership.
DM803 Counseling, Family Life and Pastoral Leadership: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of counseling, family life and pastoral leadership.
DM804 The Media, Leadership and the Church: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the media, leadership and the church.
DM805 Spiritual Development of the Pastor, Church and Community: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of spiritual development of the pastor, church and community.
DM806 Ethics and the Church in today’s Culture – A Pastoral Perspective: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of ethics and the church in today’s culture.
DM807 Conflict Management and Resolution in Church Life: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of conflict management and resolution in church life.
DM809 Women in Ministry: The Controversy Over Ordination of Women: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the controversy over ordination of women.
DM810 Leadership Principles Applied to Pastoral Ministry and Church Extension: Registration in this course entitles the student to the services related to the “core topic” papers for Doctorate of Ministry requirement “Component Two”.   The student will select a core topic and write a 20-page paper.
DM811 Missions in the 21st Century: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of missions in the 21st century.
DM812 The New Apostolic Reformation: Paradigms and Procedures: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the new apostolic reformation.
DM813 Psychology and Theology: Conflictual or Complementary: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of psychology and theology.
DM814 Contemporary Theology and Evangelical Belief: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of contemporary theology and evangelical belief.
DM816 Renewal Ministry from a Historical Church Perspective: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of renewal ministry from a historical church perspective.
DM817 Revival and Church Planting – Principles of Translation: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of revival and church planting.
DM818 Preaching: Its place and Importance in Contemporary Worship: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of preaching.
DM819 Contemporary Worship: The Strengths and Weaknesses: This is an independent study project, with a focus on understanding the dynamics of contemporary worship

Students who wish to receive the Clinical Degree concentration for the Doctorate in Christian Counseling must complete the 6 courses listed below from the National Christian Counseling Association. The cost of textbooks for each course is $100.00. The student must also complete and submit 10 Arno Profile System (APS) Reports which are $30.00 each. NCCA membership fees are $50 per year and the background check is $100.00. Completion of the courses listed below will lead to certification with NCCA.

Clinical Degree Concentration Course Requirements

  • BCC101 Basic Christian Counseling
  • THE301 Temperament Theory
  • THE201 Testing/Measurements
  • THE306 Temperament Therapy
  • PSY301 Christian Psychology and Counseling
  • MPC300 Mastering Pastoral Counseling

Doctor of Philosophy Program (Ph.D.)

Total Cost: $7,600.00

Prerequisites: Master’s Degree

Textbooks NOT required

A Major may be selected in any of the following religious concentrations; Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Leadership and Theological Studies.

Our Doctor of Philosophy graduate program is based on the European university model of “research degrees” which are entirely research-based, rather than course-based. The Ph.D. degree is awarded on the basis of substantial original research; the Ph.D. has a prerequisite of an MA degree (or its equivalent), and requires the student to write a 250-page dissertation (36 credits) on a topic centered on the students selected concentration.

Required courses for each degree program are subject to change without notice or upon the recommendation of one of our academic advisors.

Please contact an Academic Advisor for a list of required courses to earn your degree in one of the above majors.

Accelerated Dual Degree Program

Christian Bible Institute & Seminary is now offering the Accelerated Dual Degree Programs, which allows you to earn your combined BA and MA by completing the required courses and a thesis for the Master’s Degree. You can also earn your combined Master’s and Doctorate Degree by completing just 12 courses and a Thesis for the Master’s degree and a Doctoral Dissertation ONLY, for the Doctorate degree.

Christian Bible Institute & Seminary offers the British Model Ph.D. and M.A. Degree which requires the completion of a Thesis {Dissertation} to receive your M.A. or Ph.D. degree.

The British Model allows you to earn the Ph.D. Degree in less than one year, if you have a Master’s Degree in any discipline! Or, with a Bachelor’s Degree, you can earn the M.A. & Ph.D. Degrees by enrolling in the Accelerated M.A./Ph.D. Dual Degree Program.

Published literary works may be accepted in lieu of dissertation and or thesis upon review of our Dissertation/Thesis Committee.

*The concentration for both degrees must be the same. Students that wish to pursue a different degree concentration must contact an Academic Advisor for terms, conditions and payment options*

Custom Degree Program

Design your own Degree Program!

Interested in a degree that’s not listed on our website? We can help you create a customized degree program that matches your interests and goals. With our custom degree program we can offer many of the same degrees and or majors that most other schools offer. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your academic needs and goals. We would like to help you get the degree that you deserve and the degree that you desire.

We have a catalog of over more than 300 courses, most of which are not listed on our website. Please contact us if you are interested in a particular course that you do not see listed here on our website.

Degree Completion Plans

One of the smartest tools you can use to reach your educational goals is your Degree Completion Plan (DCP). Like a roadmap to success, the DCP spells out required and optional courses for your degree and their credit value, with space for you to document the semester each course was taken and the grade you received as you advance through your program. Using the DCP will allow you to plan your approach, monitor your progress, stay on track and avoid pre-graduation surprises.

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*The State of Florida has exempted Christian Bible Institute & Seminary from normal licensure provisions because Christian Bible Institute & Seminary offers religious degrees only* The degree programs of this college are designed solely for religious vocations.