This is a highly selective five-year ACCELERATED offering that combines the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and the Master of Divinity degrees. With this accelerated program you save time and money enabling you to get a 7 year program in just 5 years. This program offering is designed for students preparing for the ministry. Graduates of the Five-Year Scholars Program are fully qualified to enter the Doctor of Ministry or the Doctor of Philosophy program.
Students indicate their desire to pursue the Scholars Program when applying to PIU. Initial approval is granted at admission, and official acceptance into the program is issued upon students’ completion of 60 undergraduate hours. Scholars’ eligibility to continue in the program is monitored at the end of every semester.
During the first two years students complete the majority of their core of Bible and General Education courses. During the third year they begin courses in their track and graduate-level courses that apply to both the B.A. and the M.Div. Students apply to the Seminary Scholars Program in the spring of their second year and graduate with their B.A. in the spring of their fourth year. The fourth year is a bridge year, and the fifth year is entirely devoted to completing their M.Div. requirements. Students graduate with their M.Div. degree in the spring of their fifth year.
For this degree please choose on area of ministry which will determine the electives.
- American Sign Language
- Children’s Ministry
- Church Education
- Coaching and Recreational Ministry
- Management for Nonprofits
- North American Church Planting
- Student Ministry
- Worship Leader