Applicants to the Associate program must have graduated from high school or received a GED (Graduate Equivalence Diploma).
Applicants to the Bachelor program must have graduated from high school or received a GED (Graduate Equivalence Diploma).
Applicants to the Master program must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree or equivalent. The applicant's grade point average for all college-level work must be at least a "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
To view academic requirements for prospective doctoral candidates, please view the Admissions Requirements for the Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Philosophy programs found in the Academics section of this web site.
In addition to academic regulations, Mid-America has some specific prerequisites concerning Christian conduct. These requirements are summarized below. A further explanation is available by contacting the Admissions Office, or by reading the Catalog.
Christian Experience and Conduct
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is a Christian institution whose primary purpose is to provide graduate theological training for effective service in church-related and missions vocations. Applicants to the Seminary must have professed Christ as Savior for at least one year before registration. Maturity of character, personal integrity, and commitment to Christian service are necessary for acceptable study in the Seminary.
Regulation Regarding Divorce
The Seminary does not admit as a student anyone who has ever been divorced or whose spouse has ever been divorced. This applies without exception both to those who are "innocent parties" of divorce and to others. Such a policy does not judge the manner of life of any divorced person. The regulation, however, is established as a witness to God's original intention for the lifelong covenant of marriage. Matthew 5:32; 19:3-9; Mark 10:5-9; Luke 16:18; and Malachi 2:16 are the primary biblical passages that support this understanding.
Regulations Regarding Women Students
The Seminary admits women as students to study only for the Master of Missiology or the Associate of Christian Education, Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies, or Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Christian Education program. These programs are designed to prepare students for ministries in Christian education, counseling, or cross-cultural missions. Degree programs designed to prepare students to serve as ordained pastors (Associate of Divinity, Master of Divinity) are available only to male students. This policy accords with the Seminary's conviction that the ordained pastor of a church must be male. Scriptural support is found in 1 Cor. 11:33 ff; and 1 Tim. 2:9-15.
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