Overview

For those in the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry who would like to complete a Master of Arts in Ministry, the following five-year sequence is also available. Students who are academically qualified may follow this plan to complete both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in five years. For details on admission requirements for graduate studies, see the Graduate Catalog. Application to graduate studies should be made the last semester of undergraduate courses.

 

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
Research 3
Theology 6
Total
30


Total Required Hours: 160

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BH201 Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism 2
BN104 Life of Christ 3
BN201 Pauline Epistles I 3
GS201 Principles of Speech 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Science Survey 3
  Total 17

Spring Semester

BH202 Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology 2
BO202 Pentateuch 3
PT202 Church Education 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
  Literature Elective 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Total 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 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 18

Summer

RES511 Research Writing and Communication 3
  Total 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 18

Spring Semester

BN402 Acts 2
BP412 Senior Seminar 1
  Bible Elective 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Total 15

Summer

BIN500 Introduction to Hermeneutics 3
  Ministry Elective 3
  Total 6

*Must make a C or better

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University;
  5. Shall have satisfactorily completed the Christian Service requirements;
  6. Shall have given evidence of high Christian character and conduct in accord with University standards. He/she shall also manifest essential agreement with the Statement of Faith;
  7. Shall have paid in full his/her account with the University;
  8. Must have received a decision of eligibility for graduation from the Faculty.

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University.