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Accelerated

Bachelor's Degree in Ministry Plus an M.Div. or an M.A.

If you feel called to ministry but you lack the bachelor’s degree in ministry and the master’s degree needed and the cost of getting that education is daunting, then the accelerated program at Grace College and Theological Seminary might be for you. The accelerated program is designed to be efficient, affordable, and give you the training that is needed for ministry today. Two tracks exist for this, the Accelerated M.Div. and the Accelerated M.A.

Accelerated M.Div. Program

  • Two Degrees in five years- This is our most cost-saving program. Traditionally taking seven years, this program reduces course duplication and streamlines your studies so you get out two years early and saves you money.
  • Cohort Experiences– Study with other students who have the same desires and values you do. Creating life-long friendships with other people wanting to do the same thing as you. You are also given opportunities to go to conferences, talks, and get lunches with different speakers visiting campus all with your cohort.
  • Outside the Classroom Learning– Built into the program is ministry experience. You will work with ministry leaders to better hone your calling.
  • Make it Yours– You can major in most degrees in our School of Ministry Studies and any M.Div. Concentration
  • Committed to Truth and Your Growth– Learn from our faculty that is not just passionate about their subjects, but also you as an individual and will help you grow.
  • Interested in knowing more? We have a monthly newsletter for those interested in the program! Sign up below! Or email our program director John Sloat

 

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Accelerated M.A. Program

  • Two Degrees in four years- Traditionally a Bachelor’s and M.A. takes six years, this program reduces course duplication and streamlines your studies so you get out two years early and saves you money.
  • Outside the Classroom Learning– Built into the program is ministry experience. You will work with ministry leaders to better hone your calling.
  • Make it Yours– You can major in most degrees in our School of Ministry Studies and any of our M.A. Concentrations
  • Committed to Truth and Your Growth– Learn from our faculty that is not just passionate about their subjects, but also you as an individual and will help you grow.

Testimonials

“The ability to accelerate my studies towards my call to the pastorate, as well as the removal of much of the financial strain that comes with pursuing a B.A. AND an M.Div., is a blessing more than I can describe.”

Matthew Lingren, Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (2nd Year, B.A./MDiv), 2023

 

“I am so grateful for the blended program! Halfway through my first semester, the value has already been clearly demonstrated. I’m excited to work on both my undergraduate and seminary degrees simultaneously. In addition to the monetary savings, I’m very grateful for my advisor and the community that he’s cultivated for the other students and myself.”

Kennedy Parker, Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (2nd Year, B.A./M.Div), 2023

 

“I have seen an incredible improvement in my own spiritual formation and in my ability to help others. Just this year I have been able to attend spiritually uplifting and challenging conferences and interact with pastors who have been in the ministry for years. I believe that this program has positively prepared me for a future career in ministry.”

Kyle Gerber, Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (5th Year, B.A./MDiv), 2020