Veritas Evangelical Seminary’s Graduate Program is open to mature Christian men and women who are academically and spiritually qualified as evidenced by prior undergraduate study leading to the earning of an accredited bachelors degree, or its equivalent. Spiritual qualifications are demonstrated through pastoral and general references included in the student’s admission packet as well as their signed agreement with the VES Doctrinal Statement of Faith.
The program involves rigorous study in specified fields pertaining to Bible, theology, apologetics, and pastoral studies, which demands the student’s time and diligence in order to complete (2 Tim. 2:15). Each course of study strongly emphasizes a protestant evangelical understanding of classical theology, and biblical inerrancy in line with the Intenational Council of Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI). Full-time study consists of enrolling in one course per month (i.e. 12 courses per academic year). Individual courses may be completed in any order except for biblical language courses.
Students admitted to the VES graduate program may choose from a number of academic outcomes depending on the chosen course of study which lasts for either one, two, or three years of full-time study. The student may also pursue their course of study on a part-time basis over longer periods of time. After one year of full-time study the student may graduate with a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree, after two years of full-time study the student may earn either a Master of Christian Apologetics (M.C.A.) or Master of Biblical Studies (M.B.S.) degree, or after three years of full-time study the student may earn the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree. Students may also pursue their chosen course of study either part-time or full-time through our External Studies department. Those in the certificate program would adhere to the same full and part-time study characterists as the graduate program except upon completion a certificate would be awarded (e.g. C.Div.) instead of a masters degree (e.g. M.Div.)