Advanced Courses in Theological Studies (A.C.T.S.)


The A.C.T.S. is a non-degree program of up to 36 credit hours. It is designed to assist applicants who possess a master's degree in a theological discipline and wish to become academically eligible to apply to a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) program [those wishing to apply to a seminary Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) program might also be accommodated]. Normally, applicants to D.Min. programs must possess the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or its academic equivalency to be eligible to apply for admission. The A.C.T.S. program builds upon a student's academic experience to provide the academic equivalent of the M.Div. (normally considered to be 72 credit hours).

The primary objective of the program is to offer the student theological education as enrichment for professional development, while serving as a prerequisite for applying for admission to a D.Min. [or seminary Ph.D. program].

The Advanced Courses in Theological Studies, although a non-degree program, is graduate level, theological study. To be eligible for the A.C.T.S., applicants must possess an ATS-accredited master's degree in a theological discipline, with no less than 36 credit hours of academic work. Courses are offered in the areas of Bible, Theology, Church History, Biblical Greek and Hebrew, and a ministry specialization, depending on the student's individual needs regarding M.Div. equivalency. Courses required for the A.C.T.S. are individualized according to the student's needs and previous work reflected on graduate transcripts. A variety of venues for completing the A.C.T.S. are available, including on-campus courses, one-week intensive courses (modular), online courses and independent studies. For more information, please contact us.

Note: University fees are charged per semester of enrollment. These are not optional and are beyond the control of the School of Divinity. See the non-degree budget calculator for approximate costs.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.



Ken Gosnell, M.Div. '06

Ken Gosnell, M.Div. '06

Senior Director of National Programming, National Fatherhood Initiative

"The professors were sincere about the investment they were making in the students, and I really appreciated it as I was developing my worldview. I learned to think broader, deeper, more strategically than I ever had before."
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