Bachelor of Arts in Ministry | B.A.
The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program is designed to prepare leaders with little or no prior theological training to provide pastoral leadership for a congregation. It prepares students for diaconal or other non-ordained ministries within the church and can be used as a route to ordained ministry, pre-seminary training, or graduate theological studies. This 126-credit program provides a general overview of theology and skills for congregational and other ministry contexts.
Zero Student Debt
ILT, through the generosity of donors, supplies financial aid and tuition payment programs to assist students in the payment of tuition. ILT is committed to making an affordable education available to all who are accepted to any educational program. Because of this commitment, ILT students graduate with no debt.
Cost of Courses
Tuition is $405 per credit hour or $1,215 per 3-credit course. Tuition cost is subject to change. Additional costs (application fee, books, costs associated with researching and producing the independent projects or the final project or thesis, etc.) are also the responsibility of the participant.
Courses to be Completed
The M.A.R. program provides a broad-based, foundational course of study for college graduates who want to pursue graduate-level studies in theology, but are not preparing for ordained ministry. As an alternative to the basic Master of Arts in Religion program, students may choose a concentration in either biblical theology or theology.
Total: 33 Credits
This program consists of 11 courses in areas of biblical theology, historical and systematic theology, and ethics, philosophy and religion. Students who choose a concentration can choose to focus on biblical theology or theology. No travel is required for this program, though students may choose to participate in week-long onsite courses. Fulltime students can finish this degree in 2 years and part-time students can take up to 5 years.
Total: 2 - 5 Years