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St Andrews School Catalog 

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Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB)

The Bachelor of Sacred Theology is a 63 credit hour undergraduate program designed to prepare students who are seeking ordination to the ministry. Normally, we require at least an Associate’s degree to enter this program, yet students with proven academic potential and/or professional competencies can very often meet this requirement through College Level Examination Program Tests (CLEP), military Subject  Standardized Tests (DSST), vocational school credit, Bible school credit, or even through evaluation of life experience in related professional fields. The minimum credit that must be completed at St. Andrew’s is 30 hours. The Bachelor of Sacred Theology has two additional sub-tracks that offer an emphasis in either Bible or Sacred Music.

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)

The Master of Sacred Theology is a 63 credit hour graduate program designed to prepare students who are seeking ordination to the ministry. Normally, we require a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. But St. Andrew’s can also offer transfer credit from other Bible colleges of related pastoral, counseling or other clinical experience in ministry. The minimum credit that must be completed at St. Andrew’s is 30 hours. The Master of Sacred Theology also has two additional sub-tracks that offer an emphasis in either Bible or Sacred Music.

Basic Course Template – Bachelor’s or Master’s Ordination Track:

  • Scholarly Writing (3)
  • Spiritual Formation I (3)
  • Spiritual Formation II (3)
  • The Holy Order of the Church (3)
  • The Koine Conversation (3)
  • Greek for Prayer and Preaching (3)
  • NT Survey I – The Synoptic Gospels (3)
  • NT Survey II – The Pauline Epistles (3)
  • NT Survey III – The Johannine Corpus (3)
  • OT Survey I – From Genesis to David (3)
  • The Inter-testamental Period and The Apocrypha (3)
  • OT Survey II – From David to John the Baptist (3)
  • History of the Church I – Clement to the Reformation (3)
  • History of the Church II – The Reformation to Postmodernism (3)
  • Apologetics (3)
  • Systematic Theology (3)
  • Sacramental Theology (3)
  • Pastoral Theology I (3)
  • Pastoral Theology II (3)
  • Homiletics Seminar (2)
  • Liturgical Seminar (2)
  • Priest Seminar (2)

Note: This basic template will vary depending on area of sub-track emphasis.
Also note: The last three courses must be accomplished with the express approval or under the direct supervision of a Bishop.

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a 42 credit hour graduate program designed to provide an advanced religious education to the next generation of lay-leader, teacher, and administrator in the fields of education, music, government and many other disciplines and professions. Today’s volatile world calls for a firm but general grounding in advanced Biblical and theological studies. This program offers the student maximum flexibility to design a course of study that not only meets core academic requirements, but provides ample opportunity to pursue thesis research in a wide academic range of religious discipline.  The Master of Theological Studies also has two additional sub-tracks that offer an emphasis in either Bible or Sacred Music.The minimum credit that must be completed at St. Andrew’s is 30 hours.

Core Template for the Master of Theological Studies:

  • Scholarly Writing (3)
  • Spiritual Formation I (3)
  • The Koine Conversation (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • NT Survey I – The Synoptic Gospels (3)
  • NT Survey II – The Pauline Epistles (3)
  • NT Survey III – The Johannine Corpus (3)
  • OT Survey I – From Genesis to David (3)
  • The Inter-testamental Period and The Apocrypha (3)
  • OT Survey II – From David to John the Baptist (3)
  • History of the Church I – Clement to the Reformation (3)
  • History of the Church II – The Reformation to Postmodernism (3)
  • Elective Master’s Thesis (6)