Trinity Theological Seminary,

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  1. PackerBacker

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    I’m considering pursuing a Masters of Theology at Trinity. It is reputable correspondence school. My pastor got his Dr from there. Anyone here that has taken courses from them? What do you think if you did? Thanks.

    Here is the web site of the school:
    http://www.trinitysem.edu/catalog/ttstoc.html
     
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    For a non-accredited and basically external education program (they do have campus classes, but tape them all so they may be done at home/internet) they have a solid program (very calvinistic and baptistic).

    Almost ALL schools now have "external" programs; Trinity was a leader is this, since so many ministers did not want to leave the pastorate to return to school.

    It was weak in the 70's and slowly grew in credability and content in the past 25 years. I would think a "Ph.D." type program would not be very solid from such a place, but their ThM and DMin are excellent for the busy pastor.

    I graduated in 1980 with a DMin from Trinity. Would also recommend Luther Rice as a good external program. Would NOT recommend International or Bethany.

    And ANY "earned" degree is better than the best of the honorary nonsense.
     
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    I just glanced at their catalog and was surprised to see that they have a women's studies program. I was particularly surprised to read:

    "Women's Studies graduates include: ordained ministers, directors of women's ministries, women who create their own speaking, teaching, and service ministries, teachers, nurses, licensed counselors, and other professionals who now more effectively apply Christian perspectives in their work. Your experience in the Women's Studies program will help you fulfill your own gifts and calling.

    Joshua
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dr. Bob Griffin:
    For a non-accredited and basically external education program (they do have campus classes, but tape them all so they may be done at home/internet) they have a solid program (very calvinistic and baptistic).

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    Thanks much for your input. My former pastor and your brother-in-law got a degree from them also. Small world.

    I thought they were accredited from the info I read?

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  5. Jamal5000

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PackerBacker:


    Thanks much for your input. My former pastor and your brother-in-law got a degree from them also. Small world.

    I thought they were accredited from the info I read?

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    Hi PackerBacker,

    When it comes to distance ed programs, beware of suspectful accreditation. As far as I know, any program not accredited by a CHEA (www.chea.org)affiliated organization does not stand as confidently legitimate. Even though I plan to seriously investigate Trinity for degree study, its accrediting organization does stand as very reputable...but I have read they still run a very good program.

    Please let me know if I can answer any more Qs about accreditation. I'm no expert, but I will share with you whatever I know.

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    In Christ,
    J5Grand
     
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    Jamal is right. TRACS and other legitimate accrediting agencies are there for distance ed programs and schools. If Trinity went that route, I'd go for a Ph.D. from there in a heartbeat.
     

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