Admission to The Expositors Seminary is based not only upon the applicant’s desire for Christian ministry (1 Tim 3:1) but also upon positive evidences of his character, family life, service in a local church, and reputation in the larger community in which he daily operates (1 Tim 3:2-7). In other words, he must be a man who is living under Christ’s Lordship in submission to the will of God as delineated in His written Word. The Expositors Seminary depends upon the leaders of the applicant’s church for affirmation of his gifts and calling.
Programs of Study
Master of Divinity Program
The Expositors Seminary offers only one degree, the Master of Divinity.
The Master of Divinity curriculum presents a study program in graduate level theological education to provide a pastor-teacher with the necessary exegetical, theological, and practical, skills needed for pastoral or missionary service. The M.Div degree requires the satisfactory completion of 102 credit hours (94 if the applicant can successfully pass a proficiency exam for the first full year of New Testament Greek).
Diploma in Pastoral Ministries and Expository Preaching
The Expositors Seminary recognizes that men will come from varied educational and professional backgrounds. Therefore, a number of men who do not possess an undergraduate degree but who exhibit the character qualities, and spiritual gifts necessary for ministry, may gain admission to the seminary.
The seminary will evaluate the student’s academic and life experiences to ensure adequate abilities and preparation for graduate level study. If admitted, the student’s academic progress will be monitored and evaluated after the first semester of study. Requirements for receiving the Diploma in Pastoral Ministries and Expository Preaching are identical to the requirements for the Master of Divinity degree; however, the diploma credential is not considered a degree.
If a student who successfully obtains this diploma subsequently should attain a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution he may petition the seminary in writing to begin a process of converting his Diploma in Pastoral Ministries and Expository Preaching into a Master of Divinity degree.