Degree Programs

M.Div. program
    The M.Div. curriculum is designed to offer training for the pastoral ministry. It is typically completed in 3 or 4 years. At Charlotte, the student has the opportunity to take elective courses in systematic theology, biblical studies, and practical theology. It is a 106 semester-hour program. RTS Charlotte offers two emphases Campus Ministry, Church Planting Ministry, and Christian Counseling

    M.Div. diploma
: Students without a baccalaureate degree may apply for admission to the M.Div. diploma program. A 3.0 GPA after 36 credit hours of work may qualify the student for transfer into the M.Div. degree program. Please note that, per accreditation standards, only a certain percentage of the total student body can be enrolled in the M.Div. diploma program. 

M.A. program
    The Master of Arts program provides concentrated study in Biblical or Theological studies. It is designed to strengthen the religious basis for one's life and work whether in a secular career or a church staff position. It is a 66 semester-hour program typically done in 2 or 3 years.

M.A.C.C. program
    The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling provides a concentrated study in biblically-based counseling. It is designed to equip students to apply God's word in a variety of counseling situations, whether it be in pastoral ministry, pastoral counseling, campus ministry, chaplaincy, or ministry in Christian counseling centers. It is a 66 semester-hour program and is typically completed in 2 - 3 years. 
D.Min. program
    The Doctor of Ministry is a 30 semester-hour postgraduate degree program for those who hold an M.Div. or M.Div. equivalent degree. Classes are completed in summer/winter week-long intensive courses. Applicants must have been engaged in a recognized form of professional ministry for at least 3 years after receiving their M.Div. RTS offers two emphases Reformed Expository Preaching and Reformed Theology and Ministry.
Reformed Expository Preaching:
3 Bible courses
4 Elective courses
1 Project Research course
8 course total

Reformed Theology and Ministry:
3 Historical/Theological courses
4 Elective courses
1 Project Research course
8 course total

Certificate program
    The Certificate program is a 32 semester-hour program designed to be completed in 1 year for personal edification or to meet the requirements of mission agencies or other supporting agencies.

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