Accreditation & more


Covenant Theological Seminary is incorporated by the State of North Carolina and registered with the Commission for Independent Education of the North Carolina Department of Education as a religious institution.

CTS is also fully accredited by the World Wide Accrediting Commission (WWAC). The WWAC is an accrediting commission which holds as its primary objective the encouragement and maintenance of sound scholarship and the highest academic achievement in the areas of private education.

Quality education is the goal at all times. Its purpose is the establishment of quality education in private schools, colleges, and theological seminaries. It is a non-governmental body and makes no claim to be connected with the government.

Four Stages of Degree Work

1. Associate of Biblical Studies
(60 credit hours) We offer 12 credit hours for each ISOM Trimester for a total of 60 hours from the basic 5-Trimester program. ISOM is also creating new trimesters and we will continue to offer 12 credit hours for each new trimester toward the associate and/or bachelor degree.

2. Bachelor of Biblical Studies or Ministry
(120 credit hours) For completion of 60 additional hours with a minimum of 4 prerequisite courses through CTS.

3. Master of Ministry

(150 credit hours) For the completion of an additional 10 courses.

4. Doctor of Ministry

(180 credit hours) For completion of 10 more courses.

5. Doctoral Research Degrees
The Doctor of Theology—ThD, Doctor of Christian Education—DCE, Doctor of Christian Counseling—DCC & (possibly) the Doctor of Sacred Letters—DSL degrees require (180 credit hours) For completion of 10 more courses and a dissertation of 150 pages.

Covenant Theological Seminary purposes to train students in and for evangelical Christian ministry. Furthermore, students from various evangelical denominations may enjoy academic freedom and Christian fellowship.

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.

We ask for your prayers and welcome your calls and/or letters. We at Covenant Theological Seminary serve our Lord by serving you in His name.

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