Graduation Requirements

The Tennessee School of Religion offers the following awards:

  • The Diploma of Theology
  • The Bachelor of Theology
  • The Master of Theology

Students who matriculate at the Tennessee School of Religion for the first time may receive a Diploma of Theology after completing 96 semester hours. A Bachelor of Theology may be received after completing 44 additional semester hours. A Master of Theology may be received after completing 30 semester hours beyond the Bachelor of Theology with six of those hours being a thesis of no less than 25 pages on a subject selected by the faculty. No student in the Master’s program will be permitted to take more than 6 hours per semester.

Students will graduate by the hours accumulated and not by the date enrolled in the school. Students who begin classes and drop out after attending several weeks during a semester will receive no credit for the time spent at the school.