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Bible Baptist Theological Seminary

Welcome to Bible Baptist Theological Seminary Online! This site is geared primarily to prospective and current students. These pages contain the purpose and objectives of the ministry, and information about specific courses and majors. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by mail, over the phone, or through the Internet. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you as we prepare men and women to serve Him!

Purpose
Our purpose is train Men of God in the Word of God to do the Work of God through the Church of God. Graduates will receive a thorough knowledge of Scripture, recognizing its biblical implementation in the local assembly, and be required to display biblical conviction in carrying out all the counsel of God.

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BBC\BBTS DEGREES

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NON GRADUATE PROGRAMS

CERTIFICATE OF THEOLOGY (C.O.T.)
Those Christians who want to study the Bible or Theology for personal growth in a formal classroom setting are encouraged to consider this certificate program.

Summary of Courses and Credits
1st Semester
2nd Semester
Bibliology I
3
Bible or Theology Elective
3
Bible or Theology Elective
3
Bibliology II
3
Bible or Theology Elective
3
Bible or Theology Elective
3
TOTAL 18

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BACHELOR OF DIVINITY (B.Div.)
For students who do not hold an undergraduate degree but still wish to pursue a graduate education, this degree is prepared with them in mind. The student will take the M.Div. courses combined with 32 credit hours of undergraduate work. This totals 128 credit hours. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree the seminarian then becomes eligible to persue graduate degrees.


MASTER DEGREES
Applicants to all Master Degree programs musthold a Bachelor Degree from an approved institution.

MASTER OF BIBLICAL STUDIES (M.B.S.)
This degree program is designed for the student who seeks a seminary-level, biblical and theological education to prepare them for the Baptist ministry as a pastor, missionary, youth pastor, Bible teacher or Christian worker in local church positions. A minimum of 32 semester hours or credit must be completed for the Master of Biblical Studies degree. All grades applied to this degree must be B or better (B for transfer).

Summary of Courses and Credits
1st Semester
2nd Semester
Bibliology I
3
Systematic Theology I
3
Intro to the Old Testament
3
Greek (I or III)
3
Baptist History I
3
Practical Theology I
1
Bibliology II
3
Systematic Theology II
3
Intro to the New Testament
3
Greek (II or IV)
3
Baptist History II
3
Practical Theology II
1
TOTAL 32

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MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.Div.)
This degree program is a three-year curriculum in seminary level theological study to prepare the student for the ministry of the Word of God as Baptist pastors, missionaries, evangelists, youth pastors, Bible teachers, translation workers, counselors or other local church ministers. A minimum of 96 semester hours or credit must be completed for the Master of Divinity (M.Div) degree. All grades applied to this degree must be B or better (C for transfer). A minimum of 32 semester credit hours must be completed in residence, including the final semester. Applicants may be required to make up deficiencies in any department without credit at the discretion of the Academic Committee. Bibliology, Baptist Polity and Baptist History are required if not taken in prior academic work. A 100 page master's thesis is required for this degree. Approval for the thesis topic must be granted from the academic committee prior to the commencement of work on the project. This will usually be done at the beginning of the senior Year.

Summary of Courses and Credits FIRST YEAR (32 hours) MBS or equivalent (32)
MIDDLE YEAR (32 hours)
1st Semester
2nd Semester
Systematic Theology III
3
Greek III
3
Hebrew I
3
Homiletics
3
History of Christianity I
3
Practical Theology III
1
Systematic Theology IV
3
Greek IV
3
Hebrew II
3
Expository Preaching
3
History of Christianity II
3
Practical Theology IV
1
SENIOR YEAR (32 hours)
1st Semester 2nd Semester
OT Biblical Theology
3
Hebrew III
3
Daniel
3
Missions
3
Baptist Polity
3
Master's Thesis
1
NT Biblical Theology
3
Hebrew IV
3
Romans
3
Hermeneutics
3
Bible Elective
3
Master's Thesis
1
TOTAL 96

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DOCTORAL DEGREES

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (D.Min.)
The Doctor of Ministry program is designed for independent, Baptist pastors, missionaries, youth pastors and other ministers who desire further study in a particular field such as church administration, pastoral counseling or missions. The DMin requires an MDiv degree and an additional 32 credit hours of independent research, including 6 credit hours of dissertation research. The DMin candidate must successfully write and defend a 200 page (45,000 words) dissertation on an approved subject. He must maintain a B average in the DMin program and successfully pass an oral examination in his area of concentration. He must also pass a Greek or Hebrew language proficiency test.

Requirements for the DMin Candidate

  1. Apply for admission into the DMin program by letter.
  2. Be accepted into the DMin program by the academic committee. This acceptance will be based on previous academic performance, a record of financial responsibility and the ability to fulfill graduate assistant requirements.
  3. Be involved as a Graduate Assistant in BBTS during one year of candidacy.
  4. Fulfill all academic requirements, including the approval of a dissertation topic, writing the dissertation and successfully defending it and binding the dissertation in two hardback copies.
Summary of Courses and Credits
Ministry Experience
8
Systematic Theology
6
Bible Exposition
6
History
6

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DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY (Th.M./Th.D.)

Requirements for the ThM/ThD Candidate

  1. The candidate must have the MDiv or equivalent (i.e., BBTS MDiv) degree for the ThM and the ThM or equivalent (i.e., BBTS DMin) for the ThD.
  2. The candidate must have at least 6 semesters of Greek (3 years) and 4 semesters of Hebrew (2 years).
  3. The candidate must request admission to the ThM/ThD program and have an acceptance letter from the Dean (which includes an evaluation of the candidate's spiritual, theological, financial, and purpose statements).
  4. The candidate must have a recommendation letter from his home church pastor.

Course Requirements

  1. Only 800 level courses and higher will be applied in the ThM/ThD program. All of the ThM courses must be taken in residence at BBTS (or in campus modules). One half of the credit hours for the ThD must be taken in residence (or in campus modules).
  2. The candidates Major Area of Concentration (MAC) must be declared in either Biblical Studies (Old Testament exegesis or New Testament Exegesis) or Theological Studies (Systematic Theology of Historical Theology).
  3. No credit will be transferred into the BBTS ThD program from another institution.
  4. The candidate must obtain faculty approval for his dissertation topic and ably write and successfully defend his dissertation of at least 300 pages (ThM-250 pages).
  5. The candidate must take thirty-two (32) credit hours for the ThM and an additional thirty-two (32) credit hours for the ThD of course work from the following. Connecticut residents will pay $110 per credit hour, while non-Connecticut residents will pay $125 an hour.
ThM/ThD Seminar in OT Studies OT 810
4 cr.
ThM/ThD Seminar in NT Studies NT 810
4 cr.
ThM/ThD Seminar in Historical Theology TH 812
4cr.
ThM/ThD Seminar in Baptist Studies HI 810
4 cr.
Independent Research in Major Area of Concentration TS 901
6 cr.
ThM or ThD dissertation TS 902
6 cr.
Additional Greek and Hebrew Studies
12 cr.
Additional Theological Studies
9-12 cr.
Additional Biblical Studies
6-9 cr.

Graduation Requirements

  1. The candidate must successfully fulfill all academic (B or above) and financial requirements.
  2. The candidate must pass (90%) proficiency tests in Greek and Hebrew.
  3. The candidate must successfully write and defend his dissertation.

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