The proposed Master of Divinity degree program, pending approval by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), will be offered in a traditional three-year format, an accelerated two-year format, and a part-time four-plus year format to meet the needs of students. The degree may be completed in as few as five semesters and will include a required apprenticeship in ministry. In addition, a 3+2 format will be available consisting of three years ofundergraduate ministry studies and two years of graduate coursework. (Click here to read our complete accreditation statement located on PBA's main Web site.)
Streamline your education at PBA by earning a B.A. and a proposed M.Div., pending approval by Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), in as little as five years. That’s just one year more than a traditional bachelor’s program. In other words, undergraduate students majoring in biblical and/or ministerial studies will be able to enter the proposed M.Div. early, accelerating their education.
Our 72-hour program presupposes undergraduate studies in Bible and/or ministry. You will not repeat any classes you took at the undergraduate level. PBA’s proposed Master of Divinity program will not include Old Testament or New Testament survey courses, basic church history courses, or theology courses. Students will begin the program with graduate-level courses.
The proposed M.Div. at PBA will integrate academic study with real-life, hands-on ministry throughout the program. Students will apply what they learn in classes by serving in local Christian communities under the mentorship of an experienced minister. Make the most of your time: prepare yourself at PBA by studying -- and doing -- ministry.
The Kern Family Foundation has awarded Palm Beach Atlantic University a $450,000 grant over five years to support the start-up and implementation of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s proposed Master of Divinity program, pending approval by Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
“The Kern Family Foundation is excited to be a partner in this endeavor,” said Kyle Bode, program director for the Kern Family Foundation.
The program will be Palm Beach Atlantic’s fourth master’s degree program offering. The University presently confers master’s degrees in counseling psychology, business administration (M.B.A.) and leadership. In addition, PBA offers a professional degree in pharmacy (Pharm.D.).