Academics at TBI
Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary is divided into two major sections: Institute and Seminary. Students complete their first and second years (freshmen and sophomore) of course work in the Institute. All first year students are enrolled in the Institute Division. Enrollment in Seminary Division is limited to students who have demonstrated capacity for work of that division during the first six terms of work in the Institute Division. A demonstrated capacity for work in the first six terms of the Institute (at least an 86% average grade – a B) is a pre-requisite to enrollment into the Seminary. The bachelor, master, and doctoral programs are completed at the Seminary level.
INSTITUTE DIVISION PROGRAMS
ASSOCIATE OF BIBLE DEGREE
This course of study is a prerequisite for students who plan to pursue advanced studies in the Seminary Division. In addition, it offers a well-rounded study course for those who have no desire, need, or opportunity to take advanced training. It affords appropriate studies and recognition for teachers, deacons, and others who can attend school only for a limited period or part-time. Upon completion of the two year, six term course of one hundred and two (102) credit hours, the student may be presented the degree of Associate of Bible.
ASSOCIATE OF CHURCH MINISTRIES DEGREE
This course of study offers the choice of either a Youth Ministry or Music Ministry focus. Either focus requires a core of Bible classes along with church leadership and church administration studies. Students then choose to include classes of Youth Ministry or Music Ministry. Upon completion of the two year, six term course of study, one hundred and two (102) credit hours, the student may be presented:
- Associate of Church Ministry Degree – Youth
- Associate of Church Ministry Degree – Music.
SEMINARY DIVISION PROGRAMS
These Seminary Division study programs are normally completed after successful associate degree completion. The student may choose to major in:
- English Bible
- English & Greek
- English & Hebrew
- Greek & Hebrew
These Seminary Division study programs are normally completed after successful bachelor degree completion. The order of completion for the master programs:
- Master of English Bible
- Master of Theological Studies
- Master of Divinity (Launching 2019)
- Doctor of Ministry (Launching 2020)