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    Serious Training. Serious Students. Serious Calling.

    Our Model

    Paul commanded Timothy to equip faithful men who would, in turn, be able to train others (2 Tim 2:2). GBTS seeks to fulfill this biblical mandate by equipping faithful pastor-theologians. Scripture and our doctrine of the church shape our standards for admission requirements. We believe that it is the church's role and responsibility to identify and equip God-called men for the ministry. Our seminary's role is to partner in cultivating, equipping, and evaluating men's giftedness and aptitude for the ministry. Therefore, any man who seeks enrollment must first have the approval of and encouragement from the pastor(s) of the church in which he is a faithful member.


    Financial Information: 2022-2023 Academic Year

    Semester Fees: $220 per Semester

    Credit Fees: $200 per Credit Hour

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    Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements for Degree-Seeking Students:

    1. Because the M.Div. and MAPS programs are designed for pastoral ministry students, in keeping with the biblical and confessional convictions of Grace Bible Church (GBC) and Grace Bible Theological Seminary (GBTS), only biologically male students may apply to these degree programs.
    2. All Master of Divinity (M.Div.) applicants must submit a pastoral letter of recommendation confirming the student's good standing in the local church and potential for future pastoral and church ministry.
    3. A completed Bachelor's degree is required for the M.Div. and MAPS programs. An official academic transcript must be sent from the Registrar's Office of the applicant's previous educational institution(s).

    Admission Requirements for Diploma-Seeking and Certificate-Seeking Students:

    1. Because all GBTS curriculum is designed for pastoral ministry students, only biologically male students may apply to the diploma and certificate programs.
    2. Diploma-seeking and certificate-seeking students must have a letter of recommendation from their pastor confirming their good standing in the local church.
    3. No undergraduate degree is required.

    Admissions Process:

    1. Application: Application must be completed and submitted online. Applications will be good for one (1) year from the date of creation.
    2. Pastoral Recommendation: Pastoral recommendation letter must be submitted via the online application.
    3. Academic Transcript(s): Academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate institutions (and graduate institutions, if applicable) must be submitted to GBTS Admissions.
    4. Interview: The applicant must interview with the Director of Admissions and/or the Academic Dean.

    Enrollment Dates

    2022 Fall Term
    Application Deadline: August 12th, 2022
    Registration Opens: August 12th, 2022
    Registration Closes: September 5th, 2022

    2023 Spring Term
    Application Deadline: December 9th, 2022
    Registration Opens: December 16th, 2022
    Registration Closes: January 9th, 2023

    2023 Summer Term
    Application Deadline: April 10, 2023
    Registration Opens: April 17th, 2023
    Registration Closes: May 8th, 2023

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    Begin your ministry preparation.

    Master of Pastoral Studies (MAPS)

    The MAPS program is intended for men who have served at least three (3) years in pastoral ministry who are seeking to sharpen their exegetical competence and better understand the Bible in a systematic and cohesive way in order to fulfill their calling to preach and teach in the local church.

    Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

    The M.Div. is an academically rigorous, pastorally-focused degree program to equip men who are currently involved in or preparing for vocational ministry. The M.Div challenges students to heighten their exegetical skills, engage in a robust program of systematic theological study, and prepare for the pastoral responsibilities of preaching, teaching, shepherding, and counseling in the local church.

    The corporation shall not discriminate against applicants, employees, students, volunteers, and others on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin; however, as a religious institution, the corporation reserves the right to deny or terminate employment or to deny or  terminate any other status of persons whose lifestyle, words, actions or otherwise do not align with the corporation’s Statement of Faith, standard of conduct, or other policies of this organization.