Full time study
Every academic year CWTS offers thirty or more courses which include regular weekday courses (daytime and evening ), Saturday daytime courses, as well as intensive courses held during winter and summer . Full-time students take at least 12 or more credit hours per half academic year. Students who take fewer than 12 credit hours per half academic year are regarded as part-time students. Foreign students with F-1 visa must enroll as full-time students.
Full-time students should take at least 16 credit hours per half academic year. If they wish to complete the Master of Divinity degree (requiring 96 credits) within three years or to complete the Master of Biblical Studies or Master of Christian Ministry (requiring 64 credit hours) within two years. .
Calculation of a Half Academic Year
The first half of the academic year includes Summer (August) and the Fall semester (September to December) The second half of the academic year includes Winter (January) and Spring semester (February to May).
Duration of study
Students may take courses according to their need, but should complete their program within six years from the beginning of their study. All students are responsible for meeting the requirements of their chosen program..
Part time Study
Programs are designed to provide graduate level training for working professionals and others. The following programs are being offered: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Ministry, Diploma of Christian Studies, Diploma in Leadership, Certificate of Children Ministry and Family Ministry. The Master degree program can be completed in four years. The Diploma and Certificate programs can be completed in two years.
Courses are held during weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Moreover, intensive courses are offered during summer and winter. Besides attending courses, students have to fulfill reading and writing assignments.
The courses are scheduled in a four year cycle. Students can enroll and begin study in anysemester. Students can also take daytime courses on our San Jose main campus. Graduates may study further to complete a Master of Divinity program on the main campus.
Students enrolled in Master of Biblical Studies can take Functional Greek and Functional Hebrew (4 credit hours). as scheduled. In addition, they are encouraged to earn 6 credit hours of either Greek I/II/II or Hebrew I/II/III on their own or by taking classes from CWTS or from an approved seminary. These 6 credit hours of study in Greek or Hebrew may be replaced by taking biblical courses..
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