Through our degree program, students receive a deepened understanding of the theological substance of their faith, coupled with a critical ability to assess the challenges of the broader context they will serve.
Ultimately we seek to develop effective leaders, who will have a transformative effect in their spiritual communities and the broader context to which they belong.
You can earn:
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
The Master of Divinity degree program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of Christian ministry and provides the solid foundation needed for ordination. It is also excellent preparation for a hospital or military chaplaincy, a cross-cultural pastoral ministry, mission or social services work, youth ministry or further graduate study and teaching. Click here for more information.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
The Master of Arts degree is a rigorous program for students who wish to enrich their ministry, but whose work does not require full pastoral training. It is also ideal for those who have already completed the M.Div. degree and desire further in-depth theological study. The Master of Arts program is also excellent preparation for those who plan to enter a Ph.D. program in a theological discipline or other related field in the humanities. NBTS offers M.A. degree concentrations in: Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Ministry and Community Leadership. Click here for more information.
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
The Doctor of Ministry degree recognizes the vital work that an effective leader can contribute to the transformation and sustenance of communities. This three-year professional degree program joins four partners: the student, the Seminary, the congregation and the community in which the student ministers. NBTS offers D.Min. degree concentrations in Pastoral Care & Counseling, Congregational & Community Renewal, and Metro-Urban Ministry. Click here for more information.
Answering the need to enhance the work and training of lay leaders, educators, and professionals who do not seek a Master’s degree, NBTS offers several Certificates. Participants may pursue a Certificate in Theological Studies (offered in English and Spanish), Expository Preaching, Ministry Studies, or Gospel Music. Students not seeking a certificate may take additional courses for personal enrichment. Click here for more information.
Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity degree program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of Christian ministry.
Master of Arts
The Master of Arts degree is a rigorous program for students who wish to enrich their ministry, but whose work
Doctor of Ministry
The Doctor of Ministry professional degree recognizes the vital work that an effective leader can contribute to the transformation and