Is Mid-America a Southern Baptist Convention seminary?
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is Southern Baptist by theology, but operates independently of the Convention. We hold tightly to the same beliefs, but are not supported by the Cooperative Program as the SBC seminaries are. Our professors are Southern Baptist by conviction before joining the faculty.
What degree programs are available at Mid-America?
We offer Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level degree programs at MABTS. Our degree programs focus on preparing students for full time ministry in education, missions or the local church.
Does Mid-America provide financial aid?
Yes, we offer a monthly payment plan each semester as well as scholarship opportunities once a student enters his second year. We also work with churches and organizations who are helping students with their tuition costs. We do not accept Federal loans or grants since we desire to maintain our independence. (For more scholarship information, click here.)
Does Mid-America offer student housing?
Yes. Mid-America offers housing for both the Cordova and the New York campuses. The Cordova apartment complex sits directly adjacent to our main campus with apartments available for approved students. There are 144 units comprised of one, two and three bedroom options The Albany housing complex is located fifteen minutes away from the campus and has 21 units available for students. (For housing costs and information on the Albany housing, click here.) (For housing costs and more information on the Cordova campus housing, click here.)
Does Mid-America have an admissions policy regarding divorce?
Yes. Mid-America does not admit for degree-seeking study any student who has been divorced, or who is married to a spouse who has been divorced before. (For the full policy and biblical explanation, click here.)
What is Practical Missions?
We believe that Practical Missions is a key component of a complete education for ministry. The Practical Missions program allows students to put their training into action by serving in local ministries. Students are responsible for spending a prescribed amount of time each week working in an approved ministry setting, and also for personal witnessing. (To see more regarding our Practical Missions, click here.)
Is Mid-America an accredited institution?
Yes. The degree programs at Mid-America are fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (To see more regarding our Accreditation, click here.)
What are the qualifications of the Mid-America faculty?
Our faculty members have earned over 30 masters degrees from five seminaries and four universities, and over 29 doctoral degrees from seven seminaries and two universities. The MABTS faculty have published books exploring a wide range of topics, in addition to hundreds of articles and professional presentations. (To see faculty bios, click here.)
What does a typical semester at Mid-America cost?
Current tuition at Mid-America is just $225 per credit hour. A typical full time 15-hour traditional class semester will cost $3375, plus a Campus Fee of $220, for a total of $3595. Online and Mini-Term classes are slightly more, $253 per credit hour. (For more tuition and fees information, click here.)
Is there a dress code at Mid-America?
Yes. Mid-America students are asked to wear clothing that would fit into a “business casual” atmosphere. Men are asked to wear collared shirts with no logos, tucked into nice pants (no jeans), and to wear nice shoes (no athletic shoes or sandals). Women students are asked to wear nice pants (no jeans or capris) with blouses, or dresses of appropriate length, with no see-through or low-cut items.
Does Mid-America provide events outside classtime?
Yes. Our Campus Life Department regularly schedules events that bring students together, sometimes even including faculty and staff.
Does Mid-America train women students for the ministry?
Yes, but not for the ministry position of pastor. MABTS admits female students to study in the fields of Christian Education and Missions. (For the full policy and biblical explanation, click here.)
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