Degree Programs

Geneva Reformed Seminary, as the theological seminary of the Free Presbyterian Church of North America, is authorized by the Commission of Presbytery to grant the following degrees and certificates:

Academic requirements

Certificate of Religious Studies

The Certificate of Religious Studies is a non-degree program designed for Christians (male or female) who desire formal training in the Scripture. A baccalaureate degree is not necessary. This program can be completed in one year of full-time study. This program may be completed online.

Bachelor of Divinity

The Bachelor of Divinity degree is for those who have not earned a baccalaureate degree but who have completed a minimum of sixty hours of undergraduate credit. The presbytery reserves the right to waive this requirement under limited circumstances for mature men who otherwise meet the criteria for admission. This is a professional degree designed for prospective ministers or those pursuing a career in Christian service and is not equivalent to a baccalaureate degree. The requirements for the BD are the same as for the MDiv, and candidates must, therefore, demonstrate ability to do seminary-level work. This program can be completed in three years of full-time study.

Master of Religious Education

The Master of Religious Education is designed to equip non-ministerial Christian workers, both men and women, to better serve the church as ruling elders, Sunday school administrators and teachers, or Christian school educators. A baccalaureate degree from a reputable undergraduate program is required. This program may be completed online.

Master of Divinity

Candidates for the Master of Divinity degree must have a baccalaureate degree from a reputable undergraduate program. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission. The MDiv is a professional degree for prospective ministers or those pursuing a career in Christian service. This program can be completed in three years of full-time study.