Academics at TBI

Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary is divided into two major sections: Institute and Seminary. Students complete their first through fourth year 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 twelve terms of work in the Institute Division. A demonstrated capacity for work in the first twelve terms of the Institute (at least an 86% average grade – B) is a pre-requisite to enrollment into the Seminary. The 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:

  • Associate of Bible Degree

 

ASSOCIATE OF CHURCH MINISTRY DEGREE

This course of study offers the choice of either a Music Ministry or Youth 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 Music Ministry or Youth 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 – Music
  • Associate of Church Ministry Degree – Youth

 

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY DEGREE

The Bachelor of Theology Degree will prepare a student with a foundation of Bible and Ministry skills for preaching and pastoral ministries. A student will demonstrate the ability to use Biblical text to support teaching, preaching, and pastoral ministries as well as application to the world. The student may choose to major in English, Greek/English, Hebrew/English or Greek/Hebrew. Upon completion of the two year, six term course of seventy two and one half (72.5) credit hours, the student may be presented:

  • Bachelor of Theology Degree – English
  • Bachelor of Theology Degree – Greek/English
  • Bachelor of Theology Degree – Hebrew/English
  • Bachelor of Theology Degree – Greek/Hebrew

 

SEMINARY DIVISION PROGRAMS

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

 

MASTER OF ENGLISH BIBLE DEGREE

The Master of English Bible Degree will prepare a student for teaching, preaching and pastoral ministry. A student will demonstrate the knowledge to use Biblical text and ministry skills for teaching, preaching, and pastoral ministry and a more in-depth application to the world.

Upon completion of the one year, three term course of forty five (45) credit hours, the student may be presented:

  • Master of English Bible Degree

 

MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES DEGREE

The Master of Theology Degree will prepare a student for teaching, preaching and pastoral ministry. A student will demonstrate the knowledge to use Biblical text and ministry skills for teaching, preaching, and pastoral ministry and a more in-depth application to the world.

Upon completion of the one year, three term course of thirty seven (37) credit hours, the student may be presented:

  • Master of Theological Studies Degree

 

MASTER OF DIVINITY DEGREE

The Master of Divinity degree program is designed as a three-year masters degree to satisfy the graduate educational needs of a pastor in a local church or para-church organization. The student will complete the hours listed under the Master of English Bible Degree and Master of Theological Studies before beginning the Master of Divinity.

Upon completion of the one year, three term course of thirty five (35) credit hours, the student may be presented:

  • Master of Divinity Degree

 

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY DEGREE (Beginning August 2020)

A competency-based Doctor of Ministry program focusing on:

  • Expository Preaching and Teaching
  • Biblical Exposition
  • Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
  • Church Growth and Revitalization

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

—2  Timothy 2:15

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