Some students would like to pursue theological education, but for a variety of reasons do not have the resources or desire to complete the extensive study required for the M.Div. or MTS degrees. For these students, Mid-America offers abbreviated and individual programs of study that will allow the student to receive a certificate of education.
A student not enrolled in either the Master of Divinity program or the Master of Theological Studies program who is taking a course for credit is classified as a Non-Degree Student and is not required to meet entrance and course prerequisites. A Non-Degree Student should contact the Admissions Office and fill out the Non-Degree Student Application form. This serves as both the application and registration form for the Non-Degree student.
If you do not wish to enroll as a degree or non-degree student, you may enroll as an auditor. Auditors must pay the required tuition and fees, obtain written consent of the instructor, and audit only courses for which there are adequate classroom facilities. An auditor should contact the Admissions Office and fill out the Non-Degree Student Application form. This serves as both the application and registration form for an auditor. Students may not change from audit to credit after the semester deadline for changing courses. Permission and registration for auditing are to be obtained from the Registrar.
Auditors are granted a certificate of completion for each course that they audit. When all the courses in one of the four main divisions have been audited, a divisional certificate of completion is granted. While having no official academic standing, such certificates demonstrate that the recipient has been involved in continuing education. In some cases, the certificates satisfy requirements that ecclesiastical or other bodies may have for members’ continuing education. More narrowly focused certificates may be awarded upon request.
|TYPE||FEE (PER HR)|
|Biblical Languages Certificate||17 hours|
|Biblical Studies Divisional Certificate||24 hours|
|Ecclesiastical Studies Divisional Certificate||15 hours|
|Doctrinal Studies Divisional Certificate||25 hours|
|Ministerial Studies Divisional Certificate||14 hours|