Would you consider this school a Degree Mill? This school offers a Master of Ministry 36 hours Here is the program: Option One: Master’s Ministry Practicum 6 hours Ministry Electives 18 hours Graduation Workshop 3 hours BI519 Seminary Writing Project 3 hours Option Two: Master of Ministry Practicum 6 hours Ministry Electives 15 hours Graduation Workshop 3 hours Master’s Thesis 6 hours Total hours in the degree 36 hour The Master of Theological studies Deserving students are often granted up to 6 hours of course credit based on significant experience in ministry. However this credit may only be recorded on the student’s transcript after the Petition for Life Credit Forms (2 forms) are satisfactorily completed and returned to LBTS. The student’s prescribed course of study in the Master of Theological Studies Degree is as follows: Life Experience Credit 6 hours Option One : Theological Studies TH501 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I 3 hours TH502 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II 3 hours TH503 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III 3 hours TH504 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY IV 3 hours TH505 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY V 3 hours BI500 HERMENEUTICS 3 hours BI508 NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION 3 hours BI510 OLD TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION 3 hours BI 519 SEMINARY WRITING COURSE 3 hours GRADUATION WORKSHOP 3 hours Total hours in the degree 36 hours Option Two: Theological Studies TH501 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I 3 hours TH502 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II 3 hours TH503 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III 3 hours TH504 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY IV 3 hours TH505 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY V 3 hours BI508 NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION 3 hours BI510 OLD TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION 3 hours BI598 MASTER’S THESIS 6 hours GRADUATION WORKSHOP 3 hours Total hours in the degree 36 hours Again only 36 hours. As a pioneer in distance education _______ has had over 30 years to develop a delivery system that is extremely student friendly and effective. Every course is designed to meet or exceed national norms. Many of the textbooks are the same ones used by Louisiana State University and other major universities. We also offer several seminars and workshops each year so that students can interact with faculty and compliment their self study. "Off-campus courses can be taken through printed syllabi, videotapes and the Internet. Students are also offered a variety of on-campus workshops and regional workshops" "The programs are designed so that you may complete a significant percentage of your work independently, thereby reducing the frequency with which you must meet with your instructors. With your previous record of professional achievement and with appropriate focus and dedication, you can succeed in your academic program with the excellent faculty supervision which is readily available." "As one of four approved colleges and universities of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International of Springfield, Missouri. The BBFI is a fellowship with approximately 3,000 churches in the United States and several foreign countries." "Three types of nontraditional credit for which a student may apply are sum- marized below. They are Experiential Learning Credits, Military Experience Credits, Credit by Examination and Advanced Standing." "The program serves the mature, self-motivated student who has the self-discipline to succeed in a rigorous individual, self-paced program. All programs are specifically designed for the busy adult professional who needs a flexible and adaptable schedule in order to meet rigorous degree requirements. These educational experiences include seminars, traditional correspondence courses, research courses with mentor supervision, practicums, and structured cooperative education courses."