Online Biblical Studies

SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA
SEMINARY

Online Biblical Studies

AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SEMINARY

SCS is a private institution of higher education dedicated to teaching from the inerrant Word of God. You will learn about God from His book – the Bible. SCS is a fully accredited school supported by the ministry of Shadow Mountain Community Church, under the leadership of Dr. David Jeremiah. SCS offers the highest quality of biblical education with a tuition that is refreshingly affordable.

OVER 70 YEARS
OF PREPARING
GRADUATES
THROUGH GOD'S
INERRANT WORD.

Learn about the 8 highly respected degree programs available 100% Online through Southern California Seminary.

You will experience a curriculum forged from 70 years of preparing graduates from God’s inerrant Word. Our online biblical studies degrees give you learning flexibility backed by decades of ministry and academic experience from our highly qualified faculty and staff.

Online Students Deserve Real Professors

Every course is taught by a well-qualified professor who is available for you via email, phone or video chat. Against the trend of low-quality “fill in the blanks” learning, every online student at SCS is guaranteed the same academic rigor, the same instruction via video or audio, and the same personal care as our on-ground students.

Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry (AACM)
The curriculum leading to the Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry (AACM) degree is a 60-unit course of instruction designed to give students a basic biblical and theological foundation in preparation for a wide variety of Christian ministries. By taking 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in about two years. The AACM degree is not available to international students in the Korean and Spanish languages.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS)
The curriculum leading to the BABS degree is a 120-unit course of instruction designed to develop Christian character, a sound knowledge of the English Bible, and the skills appropriate for ministry in a local church, mission field, or other Christian ministry. By taking 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in four years. Students who have earned an Associates degree may request to have their transcript reviewed to see if they qualify for the AA/AS to Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. A minor provides a structured selection of courses to augment or complement the student’s major by broadening a student’s academic experience or serving as preparation for a specific career.

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is the most flexible of all the Seminary’s programs. Out of a total of 36 units, 18 units are dedicated to the student’s area of interest related to Christian ministry. By taking 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in a year.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS)
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) program provides graduate-level curriculum that is designed for persons seeking a thorough biblical and theological understanding of the Old and New Testaments. By offering 12 units of electives as part of the curriculum, the MABS program allows students to focus on a particular area of interest. This program includes the preparation of a research thesis that should correspond to the students’ area of interest related to biblical and theological studies. The program can be completed in about two years if students take 9-12 units each trimester.

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS)
The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS) offers students a 36-unit graduate-level program of study that includes a core curriculum of biblical studies and interdisciplinary skills along with a targeted intercultural field study that includes an ethnography project. This highly specialized program requires students to complete a minimum of eight months of the program from a cross- cultural field of study of the student’s choosing. The program is designed to be completed between 20-24 months.

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC)
The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC) provides graduate-level instruction related to counseling from a biblical framework. This program of study is most useful for persons seeking to focus their education on the interdisciplinary counseling and Christian studies. This program provides students with a biblical and theological foundation that is significant for counseling from a biblical worldview. The program can be completed between 16-24 months if students take 9-12 units each trimester.

Master of Arts in Philosophy and Apologetics (MAPA)
The Master of Arts in Philosophy and Apologetics (MAPA) program provides graduate-level biblical, theological and philosophical instruction, aimed at preparing the student for apologetic discourse. This program is intended for persons interested in the classical Christian tradition of understanding and expressing the Christian faith in a skeptical or otherwise unfavorable environment. The curriculum in this program includes biblical, philosophical, theological, and apologetic studies. The program can be completed between 16-24 months if students take 9-12 units each trimester.

Master of Divinity (MDiv)
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is recognized as the standard degree for vocational Christian ministries that communicate the Word of God. Generally, graduates may serve in senior leadership positions in the pastorate, missions, christian education, youth ministry, chaplaincy, evangelism, denominational settings, and social work. The degree can be completed in about three to four years by taking 9-12 units each trimester.

Advantages of Online Biblical Studies

Your time. Your schedule.
Your time is precious so enjoy the flexibility offered through online education. Work, family, or whatever the obstacle; Southern California Seminary’s online programs fits your lifestyle. You are in charge of when and where you do your studies!

Ready to start? Classes starting every 7 Weeks.
Don’t wait, SCS offers you the flexibility to start any time! New classes begin every 7 weeks so get moving today on your academic journey!

Classroom Comfort: A Keyboard and a Cup of Coffee.
All you need to enjoy the freedom of Online, off-site learning is a passion for God, a computer, and a cup of coffee. You choose the time and place and we will be there by phone, email, video, or messaging.

Southern California Seminary provides a life changing education and continued mentoring relationships with our students

"During my time as a student, I was able to serve full-time as a missionary in the Sevilla Province of Spain, while completing my Master of Arts in Christian Ministry online. Since I graduating, I have been busy preaching a series on the Practical Christian Life based on the Epistle of James at Puebla Evangelical Church, where I serve with my family."
- John

"I currently live in Tijuana, Mexico ministering to children and teenagers who live in an orphanage near my home church. I am also part of the leadership team of the young adults group where opportunities of missionary work around Tijuana arise once a month. Work such as feeding the homeless, ministering to refugees and orphans, facilitating health care to those living in poor areas around town. All of this while presenting the Gospel. My goal in life is to serve God with all that I am, all of my time, and all of my resources. I am using what I learned at SCS to care for and minister to the people in the orphanage, jail, and at my home Church.
- Sarah

"My time in the Marine Corps was some of the most challenging years of my life. I am thankful for every day that I served and will remember the important lessons learned from my experience. Transitioning from the Marine Corps into Southern California Seminary has been a blessing in the fact that I get the distinct privilege to diligently study God's Word under the guidance of the faculty and staff at SCS."
- Christopher

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