Academic Catalog

Seminary Graduation Requirements

Seminary degrees are conferred when the following are met:
  • Complete minimum credit requirements:
    • Master of Divinity - 75 semester hours
    • Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis - 45 semester hours
    • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership - 36 semester hours
    • Master of Theology - 30 semester hours
  • Achieve cumulative GPA of 2.5 (Master of Theology (ThM) requires 3.0 in each course and 3.0 cumulative, program GPA)
  • Complete Master of Theology (ThM) within 3 academic years
  • Complete a minimum of 25% of the degree at Cornerstone Theological Seminary
  • Advanced Standing is limited to 1/3 of the degree program requirements
  • Complete all assessments, including entrance, mid-point and exit assessments


Commencement participation will be limited to those who have completed their degree program.  Students who plan to have no more than two courses outstanding by the end of the spring semester may submit an appeal to the Registrar's Office to participate in commencement exercises.