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.
- Doctor of Ministry—DMin
- Doctor of Theology—ThD (Requires a Dissertation)
- Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education—DMin in CE
- Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling—DMin in CC
- Doctor of Christian Education—DCE (Requires a Dissertation)
- Doctor of Christian Counseling—DCC (Requires a Dissertation)
- Doctor of Sacred Letters—DSL (Honorary)
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.