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Course-by-Course According to Degree

Curricular reduction of a degree program determined by a course-by-course assessment of the student’s competency using diagnostic tools similar to those used to assess competency gained in a DTS course. Students gain advanced standing only for courses in which they demonstrate competency. Course-by-course advanced standing is available only within the first twenty-four semester hours of initial matriculation.

Students who desire to reduce degree program credit hours on a course-by-course basis must complete an objective exam for each course. At the present time, the exam fee of $30/exam is being waived.

All exams are available online. The sooner you take the exam and get credit for advanced standing, the easier it will be for you to schedule your classes. Below are the hours and courses for which you may apply:

  • ThM – 30 hours
  • MABC – 22 hours
  • MACE, MACM, MAMW – 16 hours
  • MACL – 15-16 hours (15 hrs prior to Fall 2019, 16 hrs Fall 2019 catalog or after)
  • MABEL, MACS – 15 hours
  • MBTS – 9 hours

You may apply to take Course-by-Course exams using the Course-by-Course Form.

A Systematic Theology Capstone Doctrinal Synthesis Project is required in ST106, which draws on doctrinal synthesis papers prepared for ST101–ST105. Students who receive advanced standing or transfer credit for ST102, ST103, ST104 or ST105 are encouraged to begin completing their required doctrinal synthesis papers after taking ST101. Please see the ST Exams Followup – Doctrinal Statement Assignment page for more details.

wdt_ID Course Program Hours
6 BE101 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics ThM, MACS, MABC, MABEL, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW, MBTS 3
7 BE102 Old Testament History I * THM, MACS, MABC, MABEL, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW, (MBTS elective) 3
8 BE103 Old Testament History II ThM, MACS, MABC, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW, (MBTS elective) 2
9 BE104 Old Testament Prophets * ThM, MACS, MABC, MABEL, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW, (MBTS elective) 3
11 BE105 The Gospels ThM, MACS, MABC, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW, (MBTS elective) 2
12 BE106 Acts & Pauline Epistles * ThM, MACS, MABC, MABEL, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW, (MBTS elective) 3
13 BE107 Hebrews, General Epistles, & Revelation * ThM, MACS, MABC, MABEL, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW, (MBTS elective) 3
14 BE109 Ruth, Psalms and Selected Epistles MACS, MABC, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW, (MBTS elective) 3
15 EML101 Introduction to Educational Ministries ThM, MACE 3
16 EML103/104 Teaching Process and Media Presentations MACE, MACL 3

*MABEL may choose BE102 or BE107 and BE104 or BE106.