CBTS offers four Master’s level degree programs. We have two ministerial leadership degrees, Master of Divinity and Master of Christian Ministry. Both of these degrees can be earned through online learning.
MDiv students are required to complete 12 F2F (face-to-face instruction) credits and MCMin students require 8 F2F credits. These F2F credits are fulfilled by in-class learning, on zoom, or attending intensive courses in January or May/June.
We also offer two general theological studies degrees, Master of Biblical Studies and Master of Christian Studies. Both can be earned 100% online.
Our online learning options are HyFlex and HyperFlex. See details for each option below.
The HyFlex educational model is designed with flexibility and student choice in mind. These courses will be taught both face-to-face and online (via Zoom) by the same instructor at the same time. With the instructor’s permission, students can move between these two “sections” as necessary without any additional cost. For those who prefer to stay at home for now, or who become symptomatic during the semester and need to quarantine they can join classes from the privacy of their homes.
At the seminary level, we will also be pilot testing a number of “HyperFlex” courses this fall. The HyperFlex model is just like the HyFlex model but goes one step further. In addition to the in-person and Zoom options, HyperFlex will include an asynchronous option for students who cannot join the class in real-time (what we have previously referred to as “Online FLEX”). Live class sessions will be recorded and uploaded for students to watch at another time. These students will be integrated into a single course with the same instructor as the other enrolled students. As we increase the number of HyperFlex course offerings, distance students will be able to complete their degree programs more quickly than ever! In addition, there will be a couple of “Hybrid” seminary-level courses this coming semester, which include a combination of both online modular learning and on-campus components. Students can check the syllabi for details once they are posted.