Programs Of Study

Through its study centers and/or on-line courses, MINTS offers access to the following programs of study. (Please see the study centers for your area or contact our office for more information.)

Certificate Program

The basic MINTS Certificate program provides solid Biblical education as well as letting the student hone skills to be used in later education. If the program is passed the student may then apply to the Bachelors program and by completing additional assignments may have the work count toward the degree. This is true at each level.

Certificate Program Descriptions

Certificate in Theological Studies

Program for non-degree seeking student who want to study course in Bible, theology, ministry, church history and missions. The professor determines the appropriate amount of home work and assigns grades.

The Certificate Program in Bachelor Theological Studies

Designed for non-degree seeking students who want to study academically at the Bachelor level, this program consists of ten (10) courses in Biblical, theological, ministerial, missions, church history, and liberal arts studies, or a combination of these,  from the Bachelor Degree program.


Bachelors Program

The Associate of Arts and the full Bachelors degree programs are similar to those found in many Bible Colleges. These degrees focus on mastery of facts, the essential concepts, academic personal development and spiritual development.

Bachelor Level Programs

Associate of Arts in Theological Studies (A.A.T.S.)

Students seeking the A.A.T.S. degree must fulfill 60 academic hours by completing the following:

  • Bible: 6 courses (18 hours)
  • Theology: 3 courses (9 hours)
  • Ministerial Studies: 3 courses (9 hours)
  • Humanities: 2 courses (6 hours)
  • Electives: 6 courses (18 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies (B.A.T.S.)

Students seeking the B.A.T.S. degree must fulfill 120 academic hours by completing the following:

  1. Bible: 12 courses (36 hours)
  2. Theology: 6 courses (18 hours)
  3. Ministerial Studies: 6 courses (18 hours)
  4. Humanities: 2 courses (6 hours)
  5. Electives: 14 courses (42 hours)

Majors may be declared in Bible, Theology, Ministerial Studies, History, and Humanities


Masters Program

The Master’s Degree is for those who seek advanced teaching and training in leadership including the ability to work in the original languages.

Master Level Programs

The Master of Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.)

Students seeking the M.A.T.S. degree must fulfill 60 academic hours by completing the following:

  1. Bible: 3 courses (9 hours)
  2. Theology: 6 courses (18 hours)
  3. Ministerial Studies: 3 courses (9 hours)
  4. Humanities: 2 courses (6 hours)
  5. Electives: 6 courses (18 hours)
  6. The Master of Divinity program (M.Div.)

    Students seeking the M.Div. degree must fulfill 105 academic hours by completing the following:

    1. Bible: 12 courses (36 hours)
    2. Theology: 6 courses (18 hours)
    3. Ministerial Studies: 6 courses (18 hours)
    4. History: 4 courses (12 hours)
    5. Humanities: 2 courses (6 hours)
    6. Electives: 5 courses (15 hours)
    7. Core courses will take up 90 hours. 15 hours will be electives.


      Doctor of Ministry

      The DMIN and PhD are educational leadership degrees and form the core of the academic development of MINTS courses and leadership. These degrees are oriented toward developing educational materials for the training of believers worldwide and especially for those coming through the MINTS system of education. Write the Academic Dean for details and application to both DMin and PhD.

      Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

      The D.Min. program is only available for those who are teaching, or will teach, in MINTS

      Purpose

      The D.Min. is orientated to students writing theological curriculum that will be functional in international theological education.

      Prerequisites

      1. A Master of Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) or its equivalent 60 academic hour master degree (Students with a non-theological degree need at least 45 academic hours of master level theological courses)
      2. Active in theological training at graduate and/or post-graduate level
      3. Willing to have course materials be posted on MINTS web site and be used for a MINTS course
      4. Recommended by an ecclesiastical body as a church member in full communion
      5. Approved by the MINTS Academic Dean.
      6. Able to demonstrate that studies can be completed in 5 years.

      Program Goals

      • Provide mentorship for theological curriculum developers by D.Min. and Ph.D. credentialed professors of education and theology
      • Produce theological curriculum materials in different languages.
      • Prepare the graduates to be doctoral program mentors in their language and field of work.
      • Develop teams of doctoral mentors to develop contextualized courses for regional study centers.