Associate Degrees
CTS has degree programs in several fields as well as offering transfer degrees from other institutions. View the options below and click on the particular degree to discover more details.

No degree will be issued to any student unless that student has taken a minimum of 12 Credit Hours (4 courses) from Covenant Theological Seminary in the field of that degree. This does not diminish the number of required courses for each type of degree.


Associate of Ministry

Requires completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours.

As the entry-level undergraduate degree in Ministry, this program is designed to be practical and challenging at the same time. You will be challenged to grow in your Christian walk and to practice what you are learning in the real world.

Associate of Biblical Studies

Requires completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours.

As the entry-level undergraduate degree, our associate programs offer a good framework for future study while at the same time equipping you with basics that will help you impact your world. This program is offered primarily via our transfer agreements with other institutions.

Associate of Ministry in Intercultural Studies

Requires completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours.

Do you have a heart for missions. As the entry-level undergraduate degree in Intercultural Studies, our program offers a good framework for future ministry to other cultures whether at home or abroad. This will help you impact your world. This degree is primarily for transfer graduates from Global Frontier Missions and their associated schools, but can be taken directly from CTS to prepare you for ministry in cross-cultural situations.

Covenant Theological Seminary has been declared by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards. All degrees of Covenant Theological Seminary are of an ecclesiastical nature, and whether granted or conferred, are in the restricted area of religion with the special purpose of preparing persons to work in the area of religion, whether educational or ministerial; they are not designed to be used in general academic circles. Transferability of credits earned at Covenant Theological Seminary and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. The degree programs of this seminary are designed solely for religious vocations. Credits and degrees earned from independent colleges in the State of North Carolina, which are authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, do not qualify the holder for a state teaching certification, nor do they qualify him or her to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a state teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his/her interest.

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