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Quick Look

Which NEBC/Grace Evangelical program is for me?


The Certificate program is offered in three separate tracks: a Certificate in Biblical Studies, a Certificate in Theological Studies, and a Certificate in Ministerial Arts. Each requires completion of ten courses (30 credit hours). For details, please consult the Checklist for each track. Student registration patterns and course rotations typically mean students will need at least two years to complete a Certificate.


Associates Degree (A.A.)

Associates Degrees are half-way to Bachelor’s Degrees. They do what single courses and certificates do, but with more depth and integration of subject matter. Your Christian experience and readiness for service, perhaps even as a missionary, will be deepened and enhanced.


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The Grace Evangelical B.A. offers a very solid foundation in biblical and theological studies. It prepares students to be Christian Educators and Bible teachers up through middle school, while it can also lay the foundation for Master’s studies. Students may develop majors in a number of disciplines or across disciplines.


Master of Arts (M.A. Theology)

The first graduate program is our Master of Arts. An M.A. can be earned in 60 credit hours, and we offer it in two distinct orientations. The M.A.: Theology track is more academic in focus, requiring foundational courses in a variety of disciplines, but allowing the student some flexibility in concentrating on a particular interest or field.


Master of Arts, Ministry (M.A. Ministry)

The M.A.: Ministry is more pastoral in orientation, requiring a mix of foundational academic courses along with a selection of more practical courses in the arts of ministry.


Master of Divinity (M.DIV.)

The 84 credit hour M.Div. is the degree typically desired by many denominations for those seeking ordination and by larger independent churches as they seek pastoral leadership for their congregations.


Master of Ministry (M.MIN.)

A 36 credit-hour degree, the M. Min. requires at least 30 credit hours of work in Biblical Studies/Theology in a prerequisite B.A. degree. It is designed for those already serving in a pastoral position who seek to upgrade their ministry/leadership qualification from a Bachelor’s.




Do you have academic credit from previous education or professional experience pertinent to one of these programs? Then tell us about it and we may be able to transfer credit or give advanced standing in the degree program which interests you.


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