Seminary Courses


Faith Baptist Theological Seminary offers hybrid master’s degree programs for the Master of Arts in Religion, the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, and Master of Arts in Theological Studies. You may also enroll in the online seminary courses as a nondegree student, but you may earn only 9 credits before you must enroll in a degree program.

The seminary hybrid programs contain an on-campus core component supplemented with online courses. You must earn a total of 32 credit hours to complete the Master of Arts in Religion degree and a total of 36 credit hours for the Master of Arts degrees. More specific information about program requirements are available in the seminary catalog.

You can satisfy your on-campus residency requirements in as little as four weeks of modular courses (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and then complete the remaining requirements online.

M.A./M.A.R. Core Modules (17–19 credits)
Contemporary Christianity (2 credits)
History of Fundamentalism (2 credits)
Introduction to Biblical Exegesis* (3 credits)
New Testament Seminar (3 credits)
Old Testament Seminar (3 credits)
Theological Research (1 credit; also available online)
Theology Seminar (3 credits)

Biblical Studies majors must also take B-RE 802—Hermeneutics (2 credits) on campus.

*Students may substitute Hermeneutics if they have completed one year of Greek or Hebrew grammar in college or seminary.

M.A./M.A.R. Online Courses (17–19 credits)
You may take the rest of your program requirements through any combination of online courses, modules, or regular on-campus courses.
• M.A. In Biblical Studies—you must take a minimum of 7 credits of Biblical Studies (B-AN and/or B-RE) electives
• M.A. in Theological Studies—you must take a minimum of 12 credits of Theological Studies (T-SY and/or T-HI) electives
• M.A.R.—you must take a minimum of 15 credits of electives

Check the course requirements in the Seminary catalog.

Upcoming Online Courses

Dates   Class   Professor   Credits
Mar 17–May 11, 2015   Psalms   Dr. Daniel Brown   2
Jul 7-Aug 24, 2015   Comparative Religions   Dr. Paul Hartog   2
Aug 25-Oct 21, 2015   History of the Reformation   Dr. Ken Rathbun   2
Aug 25-Oct 21, 2015   Theological Research   Prof. Tim Little   1
Oct 20-Dec 14, 2015   The Passion Week of Jesus   Dr. Douglas Brown   2
Jan 12-Mar 8, 2016   Theological Research   Prof. Tim Little   1

On-Campus Module Schedule

Application Process
1. Complete an application online.
2. Send in 1) two completed reference forms (from a nonrelative pastor/Christian worker and a friend) and 2) your college transcripts.
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Our Admissions staff will advise you on the steps you need to take to enroll.

Tuition: $315 per credit hour plus $25 per credit hour online technology fee
Matriculation Fee: A one-time fee of $50 may be charged to new students enrolling in a degree program.

At this time, online courses at Faith are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships.

Q: When should I apply?
A: You can complete an application up to a year before the class begins.

Q: Do I need to complete a new application for every class?
A: No. Once you have applied for a Foundation course, you can continue enrolling in the next class without reapplying.

Q: What do I do once I am enrolled?
A: Once you become an online student, you will receive login information from Faith. You will then be required to take a short online orientation before your first class.


Faith Pulpit Day

March 30

This year's Faith Pulpit Day will focus on exposition in theology, preaching, and counseling.

Faith Missions Conference

March 30-April 3

Finish My Work is the theme of this year's Missions Conference.

Spring Instrumental Concert

April 10

Join us for a concert of sacred and classical music presented by the Faith Community Orchestra and Handbells.

Student Leadership Summit

April 16-18

Evangelist Will Galkin and Dr. Paul Hartog will help teens confront their culture rather than conform to it.

Chorale Concert at IRBC

April 18

The Chorale will present a special concert at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp for people in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Commencement Weekend

May 7, 8

Find a full schedule of the 2015 commencement weekend events.