Degree Fields
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.



Our most popular program is geared to provide practical information – not theory so you can succeed in your ministry.

Biblical Studies

This program is geared to personal spiritual growth. If you want to deepen your walk with God — look at these programs.

Intercultural Studies

Is missions upon your heart? This program built in conjunction with Global Frontier Missions will prepare you for touching the nations.

Christian Counseling

Our program will train you to bind up the broken. It is geared to lead you to become a licensed Christian Counselor.

Christian Education

The need for Spirit-led educators has never been greater. Let our program help equip you for leadership in the education arena.


More than theory, our approach is for you to truly understand the God whom you are studying so you can give a solid defense of your faith.

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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