the pursuit of truth.
The rigorous academic setting at NOBTS is driven by over 70 faculty members with a wide range of expertise. Noted authors, lecturers, researchers, ethicists, and philosophers, these men and women are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in their fields. No less is expected of NOBTS students.
Our programs range from non-credit certificates to the baccalaureate level, providing ministerial training that equips all church leaders to be effective in their ministries. Learn more about the Undergraduate Program.
In all, the 40+ degrees, academic plans, and concentrations allow students to tailor their study to fit their specific call from God. Learn more about the Graduate Program.
Doctoral programs at NOBTS offer advanced, focused study, and leadership development. The doctoral options range from the research oriented Ph.D. to the ministry-focused doctorates such as the D.Min. and D.Ed.Min.
Online courses offer students the convenience of preparing for ministry from anywhere in the world. Learn more about Online Studies.
The graduate program is organized into six divisions: Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Church and Community Ministries, Church Music Ministries, Pastoral Ministries, and Theological and Historical Studies. Each division is led by a highly trained, specialized faculty member. Students experience each division through the core courses of most graduate degrees.
The Seminary’s world-class faculty provides instruction which combines classical studies with practical application through a competency-based curriculum.
Research Centers & Institutes
In addition to our class-based learning opportunities, the Seminary has a number of centers and institutes formed to encourage the scholarly development and research of the faculty and academic programs of NOBTS as well as to provide support for churches.