NOBTS Online Programs

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  1. Martin

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    Those who might be looking for excellent, regionally accredited online seminary programs now have yet another choice. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary now offers two MA degrees 100% online (Biblical Studies, Theology). The Seminary is in the process of getting the MA (Theological Studies) approved for online offering as well. In addition to this, the seminary now offers a greatly expanded online graduate certificate program.

    For more information:
    http://www.nobts.edu/OnlineSeminary/Online Learning Center.html
     
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    Golden Gate does as well and there MDiv will be 100% online by the fall of next year.
     
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    What kind of accreditation do these schools have? As I understand it most schools offering an online Masters program require a certain number of on-campus hours each semester because of a requirement for their accreditation.

    Is this a change in policy from the accrediting agencies, a different agency, or something else?

    I suppose its too early to tell how these degrees will be accepted by a variety of schools for their PHD programs?
     
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    Liberty has a regional accreditation and they the same thing.

    These are Convention schools and their degrees are accepted commonly. It is not to early to tell. Their accreditation has not changed.

    http://www.ggbts.edu/catalog/display.aspx?page=96&area=submenu1
     
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    Cool
    Thanks.
     
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    Where does NOBTS sit in the theological spectrum? What kind of reputation does it have as a school?


    Thanks i advance for any input ya'll can offer.
     
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    It is a very conservative school and has the highest of reputations.
     
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    I think the trend is that even ATS schools can offer online degrees now. Not all are choosing to do so. For instance, I still have to do my ThM in residency at SEBTS (which is hard when I am so close to finished and out of the country).
     
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    Thanks. Obviously I can, and I am, reading through what they have online. The questions I have are about what is not specified online.

    For example:
    Where is it concerning the Doctrines of Grace?
    Is it KJO?


    Of course, I welcome comments on anything else that you find applicable.
     
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    NOBTS would be more 'Anabaptistic', as it were, than Calvinistic. But a Calvinist would do fine there. They are no where near any KJV-Only stance.
     
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    I don't know about the Anabaptist thing but they are conservative and they do not emphasize reformed theology. But there is nothing taught that would make a reformed person feel uncomfortable.

    There are no convention schools that are KJV only.
     
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    Thanks for the info folks.
     
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    It's the ATS accreditation that's held up the shift to online. ATS requires some on campus requirement and supposedly has because they are worried about the watering down of degrees. However most people who have taken online classes can attest that they are usually harder not easier. Liberty isn't ATS accredited, so they have been doing online for a while. Recently ATS approved allowing schools to do MAs online, but they haven't approved MDivs yet. Southern, NOBTS, and others have gotten around this on campus requirement by offering "hybrid" classes which have some on-campus requirement in addition to the normal online classes. Rumors say that ATS will in the next year or so allow online MDivs but there's no guarantees. This is what I've heard from one of the trustees of one of the big 6 seminaries.
     
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    The MTS at Golden Gate is 100% online and the MDiv will be.
     
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    NOBTS holds both regional (sacs) and national accreditation (ATS). SACS and ATS both allow for degrees to be earned 100% online with no on campus classes required.


    For regional accreditation this is not a change. It is, however, new for ATS.



    They will be accepted as all other degrees from these schools since neither the transcript or degree will indicate through what mode the degree was earned.
     

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