Graduate Degree Programs (page 59-60)

Every academic program and degree at CTU has a status sheet. This clearly reflects and lists the specific subject requirements granting semester hours credit per area plus any individual courses.

When a student is accepted, he/she receives the appropriate status sheet for the particular degree program/major. Any transfer credits, CLEP, Bible testing or ministry credit will be shown on the status sheet when received, awarded or earned.

.Whenever the student completes a course and receives a grade, both the student and the advisor will record the same course grade on their respective status sheets. Communication is important to make sure the course credits are recorded in the proper place.

It is the student’s responsibility to submit a copy of the completed status sheet with the application for graduation. The registrar’s office must confirm the accuracy of the status sheet and fulfillment of the (degree) program requirements.

It is imperative that care be taken by the student as he works through his program of studies. It is wise to stay in consultation with the advisor, but the ultimate responsibility for fulfilling program requirements is the student’s.

As long as a student stays active he is to fulfill program requirements according to the Status Sheet given at acceptance.


Students planning to graduate in May are required to complete the application for graduation by February 15th.

Students planning to graduate in September must complete the required application for graduation of May 15th.

Application for graduation received after the deadline will be scheduled for the next year’s graduation. Written request for exception with documented reason for delay will be considered.


Graduate level programs are practically oriented, academically rigorous studies designed to further personal and professional enrichment growth and ability. An acceptable Bachelor’s degree is prerequisite to all Master’s degree programs. Each degree program requires the successful completion of the semester hours work including any practical christian ministry requirements and a written thesis in the major area of study.

36 credits

The Master of Arts degree provides graduate training with majors in the following areas: counseling, middle east-judaic studies, religious education, biblical studies, ministry, missions, and evangelism.

Thesis required (20,000 words – 80 pages).

48 credits

The Master of Arts degree provides graduate training with majors in the following areas: counseling, middle east-judaic studies, religious education, biblical studies, pastoral ministry, missions, and evangelism. No Thesis Required.

36 Credits

The M.E.J. provides graduate training with 18 credits required in constitutional law regarding church-state issues. Also an additional 18 credit hours in theology. A 80 page, 20,000 word thesis is required.

96 credits

The Master of Divinity degree is a professional graduate degree which is designed to equip pastors and others in ministry with the skills and knowledge required to serve in the area of their calling.

The MDiv course of study is designed with required studies in systematic theology, exegetical studies in both Old and New Testaments and electives providing flexibility in choices allowing the student’s special area of ministry needs to be met. The completion of this degree is preparatory for Doctoral Studies. A 120 page 30,000 word thesis required.

96 credits

The Master of Theology degree provides comprehensive graduate training encompassing a thorough spectrum of Biblical, academic and ministerial Disciplines. The ThM inculcates within the program an emphasis in Biblical Hebrew and Greek languages. This program is preparatory for future post-graduate work and Institutional Education. (thesis required). This degree program is recommended for the more scholarly approach to the ministry, as author, writer, and advanced teacher.