ETS offers two online programs

The online M.A in Christian Studies and Post Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies are a web-based initiative of Evangelical Theological Seminary, aimed at taking theological education/biblical studies to those who are not able to pursue residential theological education on our campus.


Technological developments today facilitate the pursuit of theological education online while continuing in Christian ministry. Christian adults in secular fields who desire seminary training to serve God in their local churches, pastors who desire advanced training and para-church organizations who desire theological education for their staff can benefit from this online degree. The program is student-centered and geared towards community learning.


Now accepting applications for the academic year 2020 - 21. Application deadline for Session 1 is June 5 and deadline for Session 2 is August 28 and deadline for Session 3 is November 20. Please see the academic calendar below for Session details.

UNIQUE FEATURES
  1. Student-Centered Approach: Curriculum and courses are designed around the lifestyle of the student.
  2. Multimodal: Instruction and interaction uses audio, video and text as the modes of learning.
  3. Community Learning: Emphasis is placed on students being able to interact with each other and the instructor to create a community of learners.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The courses require a modest computer literacy and a high-speed internet (at least 1 Mbps). Recommended internet speed is 2 Mbps.


CURRICULAR FEATURES
  1. The programs follow a module system, 20 or 8 Modules in total.
  2. Great emphasis is placed on working with Scripture.
  3. Integration of learning with Church life and ministry.
  4. Comprehensive Exam at the end of the program (Only for MA in Christian Studies).
DEGREE PLAN

A student will be required to complete one module during a 12 week session. A module is designed with a requirement of 8 - 10 study hours per week.

The module on Preaching is a 10 day residential program at the seminary campus located in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. It will be offered every year in the month of June.

Academic calendar 2020 - 21
M.A in Christian Studies

Total Modules: 20

The online MA in Christian Studies is a program that is designed for working professionals and ministers who cannot leave their setting to join a residential seminary. The program delivers 19 of its 20 modules via the internet using videos, text and live interactions on a weekly basis. Prerequisites for this program are identical to our other residential Master’s programs.

This program is for five years and has 20 modules. Each year will have 4 modules and each module will have to be completed in 12 weeks.


Post Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies

Total Modules: 8

The online PGDBS is a program that is designed for working professionals and ministers who cannot leave their setting to join a residential seminary. The program delivers 8 modules via the internet using videos, text and live interactions on a weekly basis. Prerequisites for this program are identical to our other residential Master’s programs.

This program is for two years and has 8 modules. Each year will have 4 modules and each module will have to be completed in 12 weeks.


FEES 3000/- INR per Module.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified applicants will be asked to take an entrance exam. Successful candidates will be interviewed and upon the recommendation of the panel the admission status will be determined. All who are qualified for admission will receive an email with further instruction.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  2. Strong English reading, writing and listening skills.

ENTRANCE EXAM

  1. General Bible Knowledge.
  2. Skills in reading, writing and listening to English.

ACADEMIC POLICIES

  1. A student must complete the module within the allotted session.
  2. There will be a Comprehensive Examination after the completion of 20 modules (Only for MA in Christian Studies).

CONTACT EMAIL ID: etsonline@acaindia.org