The Accelerated MDiv offers students the opportunity to earn their MDiv faster, based on their undergraduate studies, while saving money in the process. Qualifying students are those who have completed significant hours in biblical/theological studies from an accredited institution of similar theological background.
Rationale for the Program
Requirements of the Program
Courses Available for Advanced Standing through the Accelerated MDiv
Qualification for these courses requires at least a three-hour course at the undergraduate level in specific area. Qualification for OT, NT, and Systematic Theology require six hours in the field, three of which must come from a survey course (e.g., NT Survey, OT Survey, Christian Doctrine or Systematic Theology).
Advanced Placement in Biblical Languages
Students may also be eligible to receive advanced placement in Greek and/or Hebrew based on their undergraduate coursework in these areas. For every 6 undergraduate hours in Greek or Hebrew, students may enroll in the next logical course at NOBTS. Upon successful completion of the Greek or Hebrew course at NOBTS, with a B or better, the student will receive a "pass" (P) and pay 1/3 tuition for the bypassed course(s). The Accelerated MDiv program offers students the opportunity to earn credit for the following Greek and Hebrew courses: