The Seminary offers two programs, the Master of Divinity (or Diploma) and the Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology.
The School has a 13-week semester during the summer beginning in the first week of June. Most courses are taught one at a time in concentrated form by visiting professors. Each day a class will meet for two 65 minute sessions. A one semester hour course will meet for one week (5 days) for ten 65 minute sessions (a total of 650 minutes), and a final examination. This is the same length of time that most seminaries require for a one semester hour course. (A seminary semester is 13 weeks plus final exams.) A one semester hour class in the fall would meet for 50 minutes weekly for 13 weeks which is also a total of 650 minutes. In addition to concentrated classes, students who are in school for the entire summer may obtain two additional semester hours in: (1) Public Worship, a seminar class which meets for one and one-half hours weekly, and (2) a study in a book of the Bible which meets weekly for 50 minutes and a final examination.
The fall semester will usually begin on a Monday 10 days after the close of the summer semester and continue for 13 weeks plus one additional week for final exams. A one semester hour class would meet for 50 minutes weekly for 13 weeks and a two semester hour course would meet two times each week, etc.
Holidays: Because we have only two days of vacation during the entire school year (Thanksgiving and the following Friday), and only one week between semesters, we are able to complete two semesters in seven months without any sacrifice of classroom hours.
Example Summer Semester Schedule
Main courses meet MTWThF from 8:30 – 9:35 a.m., and again from 9:45 – 10: 50 a.m.
On Tuesdays from 11:00 – 12:00 a.m. study of a Book of the Bible.
On Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Public Worship led by visiting faculty.
Example Fall Semester Schedule
MTThF: 8:00 – 9:05 a.m., and again from 12:30 – 1:35 p.m.: Essentials of Biblical Greek or Hebrew.
Monday & Thursday: 9:15 – 10:05 a.m.: Hermeneutics, Homiletics, or The Exegetical-Hermeneutical-Homiletical-Teaching-Preaching Process.
Tuesday & Friday: 8:00 – 8:50 a.m.: Greek Exegesis (odd-numbered years) or Hebrew Exegesis (even-numbered years).
Tuesday & Friday: 9:15 – 10:05 a.m.: Hebrew Exegesis (odd-numbered years) or Greek Exegesis (even-numbered years).
Wednesday: 8:00 – 8:50 a.m. and again from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.: Bible Survey.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00: Teaching, Preaching, Worship Seminar.