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What is the fastest?

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by Havensdad, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Havensdad

    Havensdad New Member

    Jun 14, 2007
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    I was curious what the fastest completion time for say, a BTh was? (an accredited legitimate college) I know 3-4 years is the average, apparently, but I am curious if anyone beat that, and completed one in less than 3.

    Also curious> same question on the M. Div.

    Why am I asking? Don't know. I am bored, and curious. I grew up in a very pushy, performance oriented household.
  2. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member
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    Jul 4, 2004
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    Most bachelors degrees in theology are BAs, but the name doesn't matter. You could complete one in less than 3 if you took heavy loads and/or combined it with CLEP or AP credit.

    For example, if you tested out of 30 credit hours (10 courses), then took 18 hours for each regular term with 6 hours in the summer, you'd be on pace to finish in two and a half years.

    That would be a very face pace, though, and it should not be attempted by anyone working anything close to a full-time job.

    If a college expects this kind of course load, generally the program isn't as academically challenging as it should be.

    A more reasonable load would be 15 hours per term for a full-time student with a part-time job or 6-9 hours for someone with a full-time job, depending on the difficulty of the classes.
  3. exscentric

    exscentric Well-Known Member
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    May 24, 2004
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    I did one in 1 year, it was a program for those that had a BA already so that probably makes it a 5 year degree program :laugh:

    BRIANH New Member

    Mar 3, 2006
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    I will finish my M. Div in 2 years and one semester; distance learning at LBTS. The key is getting a head start on your first classes by watching all the videos. Then you stay ahead. 15 each semester and you only pay 2000 a semester in tuition.
    Of course this is theoretical, I am only 1/3 done! But so far so good!
    #4 BRIANH, Jul 23, 2008
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