Academics

Non-Degree Programs

Some students would like to pursue theological education, but for a variety of reasons do not have the resources or desire to complete the extensive study required for the M.Div. or MTS degrees. For these students, Mid-America offers abbreviated and individual programs of study that will allow the student to receive a certificate of education.

Non-degree Student
A student not enrolled in either the Master of Divinity program or the Master of Theological Studies program who is taking a course for credit is classified as a Non-Degree Student and is not required to meet entrance and course prerequisites. A Non-Degree Student should contact the Admissions Office and fill out the Non-Degree Student Application form. This serves as both the application and registration form for the Non-Degree student.

Auditors
A person who does not wish to enroll as a degree or non-degree student may enroll as an auditor. Auditors must pay the required tuition and fees, obtain written consent of the instructor, and audit only courses for which there are adequate classroom facilities. An auditor should contact the Admissions Office and fill out the Non-Degree Student Application form. This serves as both the application and registration form for an auditor. Students may not change from audit to credit after the semester deadline for changing courses. Permission and registration for auditing are to be obtained from the Registrar.

Audit fees (per hour):  
Alumnus $30.00
Regular $100.00
Student’s spouse $15.00


Auditors are granted a certificate of completion for each course that they audit. When all the courses in one of the four main divisions have been audited, a divisional certificate of completion is granted. While having no official academic standing, such certificates serve to asseverate that the recipient has attended such courses and has been involved in continuing education. In some cases, such a testament serves to satisfy the requirements that ecclesiastical, or other, bodies may have for continuing education on the part of their members. Typical programs of study for a certificate of education are listed below. More narrowly focused certificates may be awarded upon request.

Biblical Languages Certificate: 17 hours
Biblical Studies Divisional Certificate: 24 hours
Ecclesiastical Studies Divisional Certificate: 15 hours
Doctrinal Studies Divisional Certificate: 25 hours
Ministerial Studies Divisional Certificate: 14 hours