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.
Scheduled Online Courses (2014-2015)
|Jul 8–Aug 25||New Testament Theology||Dr. Paul Hartog||2|
|Aug 26–Oct 20||Advanced Anthropology||Dr. Jeff Newman||2|
|Oct 21–Dec 15||Synoptic Gospels||Dr. Douglas Brown||2|
|Jan 13–Mar 9||History of Denominations||Prof. Andy Stearns||2|
|Jan 13–Mar 9||Theological Research||Prof. Tim Little||1|
|Mar 17–May 11||Psalms||Dr. Daniel Brown||2|
You will need to complete an application online and then send in the following:
• Two completed reference forms (cannot be completed by relatives)
Pastor/Christian Worker Reference Form
Friend Reference Form
• College Transcripts
If you have any questions,
• call us at 1.888.FAITH.4.U
• send us a quick question here
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.
Spring Chorale TourMarch 6–15
Attend one of the Chorale's concerts in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.
Spring Chorale ConcertMarch 20
Join us on the Faith campus for the annual spring Chorale concert.
Scholarship WeekendMarch 19-21
For seniors who have applied to Faith. Get to know Faith personnel and interview for substantial scholarships.
Faith Pulpit DayMarch 30
This years Faith Pulpit Day of sacred and classical music presented by the Faith Community Orchestra and Handbells.
Spring Instrumental ConcertApril 10
Join us for a concert.
Student Leadership SummitApril 16-18
Evangelist Will Galkin and Dr. Paul Hartog will help teens confront their culture rather than conform to it.
Student Leadership SummitChorale Concert at IRBC
The Chorale will present a special concert at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp for people in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.
Commencement WeekendMay 7, 8
Find a full schedule of the 2015 commencement weekend events.