Overview

For those in the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry who would like to complete a Master of Arts in Ministry, the following accelerated five-year sequence is  available. Students who are academically qualified may follow this plan to complete both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in five years.  

 

 


 

 

 

Success

Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

Admissions Requirements

The student must have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with a GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 17 or minimum SAT combined score of 1230
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Follow all steps of admissions
  • Application to graduate school should be made during the last semester of under graduate studies
 

Objectives

 Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible as a foundation for all Christian service.
  • Serve effectively in a local church ministry.
  • Develop a biblical philosophy of ministry.
  • Develop an expertise and knowledge of two areas of ministry.
  • Complete successfully internships in appropriate areas of ministry.
 

 

Summary of Required Hours

Bachelor of Arts

Biblical Studies 44
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   50
Total 130


Master of Arts

Biblical Studies and Languages 9
Professional Ministry 12
Theology 6
Reasearch 3
Total
30


Total Required Hours    160

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3
GC100
GC103    Introduction to Computers or Introduction to Computers (Tech. in Ministry)     1
GE101     English Composition I     3
GH101     Survey of World History I     3
GT100     Student Life Seminar      1
MI101     Introduction to Missions     3
PT101     Evangelism     2
PA100     Health Education or PE Activity     1

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH104      Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2
BN102      New Testament Survey     3
BP102     Christian Ethics     2
GC111     Mathematics Survey     3
GE102      English Composition II     3
GP202     General Psychology      3

Total Hours  16

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2
BN104     Life of Christ     3
BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3
GS201     Principles of Speech     3
Minor Elective*    3
Science Survey     3

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2
BO202     Pentateuch      3
PT202     Church Education     3
GF___     Fine Arts Elective     3
EN___     Literature Elective     3
Minor Course*     3

Total Hours  17

 * Must make a C or better

Fall Semester

BT301     Bible Doctrine I     3
Bible Elective     3
Humanities Elective     3
Minor Course*     3
Minor Course*     3

Total Hours  15

 

Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3
BT302     Bible Doctrine II     3
Bible Elective     3
General Education Elective     3
Minor Course*     3
Minor Course*     3

Total Hours  18

 

Summer

RES511     Research Writing and Communication     3

Total Hours     3

*Must make a C or better

 

Fall Semester

BSO501     Old Testament Studies     3
GY411     History of Christian Thought     3
Bible Elective     3
Minor Course*     3
Minor Course*     3
Minor Course*     3

Total Hours  18

 

Spring Semester

BN402     Acts     2
BP412     Senior Seminar     1
Bible Elective     3
Minor Course*     3
Minor Course*     3
Minor Course*     3

Total Hours  15

 

Summer

BIN500     Introduction to Hermeneutics     3
Ministry Elective     3

Total  hours 6

 

*Must make a C or better

 

Fall Semester

MIN     Ministry Elective     3
MIN     Ministry Elective     3
THE504     Survey of Theology     3

Total Hours  9

 

Spring Semester

BSN501     New Testament Studies     3
MIN     Ministry Elective     3
THE517     Apologetics     3

Total Hours  9