MAR Advanced Standing

Students in the MAR program may be eligible for up to 18 hours of Advanced Standing credit to be applied to the MAR degree requirements. The Advanced Standing credits are for select foundational courses (500 level) in the Seminary curriculum (below).

  • BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 hours)
  • BSEG 510 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hours)
  • BSEG, BSCS, BSOT, BSNT Elective (3 hours)
  • DOCT 500 Basic Theology (3 hours)
  • BSGK 510 NT Greek 1 and BSGK 511 NT Greek 2 (6 hours total)  -or-  BSHB 510 Biblical Hebrew 1 and BSHB Biblical Hebrew 2 (6 hours total)

The criteria for each of these courses may be met in one of the following ways:

  • Successful completion (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) of a prior corresponding course in the appropriate field.
  • Successful completion (3.0 on a 4.0 scale, with no single grade lower than 1.67) of selected course which together most closely match the course content of the required course.
  • Successful completion of a proficiency exam.
  • Successful completion (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) of the college-level course equivalent.

The procedure for awarding Advanced Standing credit:

  • The Seminary Acceptance Committee (Seminary Dean, Director of Admissions, and Faculty Representative) evaluates a student’s undergraduate transcripts to determine undergraduate courses that can be applied to Advanced Standing. If in question, a committee representative conducts an oral interview with the student to clearly identify the subject matter within the undergraduate course(s).
  • A student may also be required to submit an academic writing sample related to the course when additional evidence of competency is needed.
  • The Director of Seminary Admissions then informs the student of Advanced Standing credit granted, and files a printed report in the student’s file in the Registrar’s office.