Our 3+2 option makes it possible!
You've heard God's call and you are eager to answer. At Palm Beach Atlantic University, we are eager to help prepare you for the great journey the Lord has in store for you. At PBA, you can streamline your education, earning a B.A. and an M.Div. in as little as five years, just one more year than a traditional bachelor program.
The M.Div. at PBA integrates academic study with real-life, hands-on-ministry throughout the program. Students apply why they learn in classes by serving in local Christian communities under the mentorship of an experienced minister.
A traditional undergraduate degree usually takes four years to complete and a standard M.Div degree takes three years. With our 3+2 program, you can save time and money and earn your undergraduate and masters in just five years. With the five-year program, PBA has streamlined any over-lapping courses in Bible, theology and spiritual formation in order for you to reach your ministry calling as soon as possible.
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PBA is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world. But don't only apply here for our location. There are many reasons why South Florida is the ideal location to live, learn, serve and experience your spiritual growth:
PBA's growth in graduate and professional programs has provided additional scholarship opportunities to become available through faithful donors wanting to assist students in achieving their educational goals. For additional information about these scholarship opportunities for your program, please contact the School of Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-803-2122.
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How does the M.Div. 3+2 Program really work? : A student majors in either Biblical & Theological Studies, Cross-Cultural Studies or Ministry Leadership Studies and completes the 91 prescribed undergraduate credits during their first three years at PBA. Upon successful completion of these credits and a GPA of 3.25 or more, a student begins M.Div. courses during his/her fourth year.
What do I get with my B.A. degree? : You will graduate once you complete all 91 prescribed undergraduate credits for your major, plus accumulate a total of 120 undergraduate and/or graduate credits. For most students, this occurs at the end of their fourth year.
What is PBA School of Ministry's doctrinal stance? : The Master of Divinity Program teaches the spectrum of strong conservative evangelical thought, as reflected by the World Evangelical Alliance. The program challenges students to wrestle with what they believe, articulate and defend what they believe and effectively apply their beliefs to life and ministry. Read about Palm Beach Atlantic's guiding principles here.
“The respectful and professional discussions fostered critical thinking, humility and the ability to recognize common ground with students from a variety of backgrounds. I left more equipped as a pastor and more aware of who I am in Christ. As I work with the pastors at my local church, I contribute more, serve more and continue to grow.'"
-- Ty McMillian, M.Div. '15 and alumnus of the 3+2 program
For more information about our basic Master of Divinity program, click here.