Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Church Ministries
Bachelor of Arts in Religion
Associate of Divinity
Diploma & Certificate Studies
NOTE: The degree programs may have
changed significantly in the new catalog. Students who were enrolled under a
previous catalog can continue with the degree program which they are currently
working on. If a student wishes to change to one of the new degree programs,
he/she needs to see the Dean's Office.
BMA Theological Seminary
is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane,
Decatur, Ga., 30033-4097; phone: 404-679-4501) to
award the Associate of Divinity, Bachelor of Arts in
Religion, Master of Arts in Religion, and Master of
Divinity degrees, an associate member of the
of Theological Schools in the United States and
Canada, a member of the Council of Southwestern
Theological Schools, and an
associate institutional member of the
DEGREE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Enable the student to:
1. receive theoretical and practical education which
will afford preparation for ministry in the field of
2. develop an attitude of commitment to God and
professional dedication toward the service
ministries of the church.
3. acquire the skills necessary to minister
effectively in the area of his/her specialization.
4. acquire the foundational experience and education
necessary for advanced ministerial or doctoral
studies in his/her chosen area of service. (Not
applicable to the A.Div. student).
With special approval of
the Academic Dean and Professor, and undergraduate student may take an
individual study course after he/she has completed 39-hours of studies.
Only one such course per semester may be take. (An exception to this
rule may be made during the semester of graduation.) Potentially,
independent study courses are immediately available to graduate
Graduate students must complete all program
degree requirements within seven (7) years of their
initial enrollment in a particular program of
studies. Credits that meet the requirements of a
particular degree program, satisfy the minimum grade
requirement ("C"), are not more than ten years old,
and do not exceed transfer limitations may be
applied toward degree requirements. Credits that are
in excess of ten years old may not be applied toward
a master's degree.
MASTER'S IN MOTION
unconventional scheduling plan allows students the
convenience of combining home studies with intensive
on-campus classes. Study at home for one month.
Attend classes on campus for one week. Return home
and complete all requirements within two months, and
earn 3 semester hours of credit toward the
appropriate degree! Courses will be available in early
January and during the summer months.
A SECOND MASTER'S
Students who have earned one master's degree
at BMA Seminary may work toward a second
master's degree. Acceptance into
another seminary degree program must be approved by
the faculty. Students who wish to follow this course
for earning a second master's degree should consult
with the Dean's Office. The following guidelines
will be used in determining the necessary work for
the second degree:
Every student will meet all residence requirements.
The Dean will determine, on the basis of individual
needs and background, what specific courses are
required for the second degree.
The completion of two Master of Arts degrees from
the seminary will require a total of 96 hours. The
completion of the seminary's Master of Divinity
degree and an additional degree will require a
minimum of 120 hours.
designed tri-level curriculum assures students of
maximum benefit from each degree program.
I COURSES: (numbered 100-200) are for Associate of
II COURSES: (numbered 300-400) are for students in
Bachelor of Arts in Religion studies, but a limited
number of these courses may be taken by Associate
and Master's students.
III COURSES: (numbered 500-600) are for Master's
Each student is responsible for seeing that he/she takes the necessary
to fulfill his/her program requirements.