Students may enroll in CBTS in one of our seven programs. These programs are available for either resident or distance learners. Individuals are also permitted to audit courses at the discretion of the Academic Committee or the course professor.

To be considered for admission into CBTS, please fill out the application form. (We also require a letter of recommendation from your Pastor for all pastoral track students (Master of Divinity, Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Diploma of Pastoral Studies). Once we have received your application form, the recommendation, if applicable, and the accompanying application fee, our Admissions Staff will review your application. A member of the Admissions Team will contact you and conduct the initial interview in person or by phone. After your interview, you will be contacted within 2-4 weeks about the status of your acceptance into the program.

Previously completed courses from other recognized educational institutions may be granted for credit upon the review and acceptance of our Academic Committee.

CBTS Student Qualifications:

In order to qualify to be a student at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary the potential student must satisfy a number of conditions:

  • He must complete the application process through the Seminary Administrator including the payment of the application fee.
  • He must complete an entrance interview with the President (Dean) of the Seminary (or specified representative).
  • He must be a true Christian manifesting repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • He must be sweetly submissive to studying the Scriptures from a perspective controlled by the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. (The student need not subscribe this Confession either to matriculate into or graduate from the Seminary.)
  • He must be a member in good standing of a true, gospel church.
  • He must, if enrolled in a pastoral program (MAPS or MDiv), have the commendation of the pastoral leadership of his local church and be an adult male. (Students in the MATS programs need not have a pastoral recommendation, nor be an adult male.)
  • He must hold a Bachelors’ degree in an institution recognized by the Seminary in order to matriculate into the Seminary in a Masters’ program. (Others without Bachelors’ degrees may matriculate, but as Diploma or Bachelors’ students and will not be awarded Masters’ degrees upon their graduation.)
  • He must be a visible saint as defined by 26:2 of the 1689 Baptist Confession. “(Those) not destroying their own profession by any errors everting the foundation, or unholiness of conversation, are and may be called visible saints.”  Should the Seminary become aware that any of its students is no longer such a visible saint it must immediately dismiss such a student.

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