Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Expository Preaching
The Expositors Seminary recognizes that men will come from varied educational and professional backgrounds. Therefore, a number of men who do not possess an undergraduate degree but who exhibit the character qualities, and spiritual gifts necessary for ministry, may gain admission to the seminary.
The seminary will evaluate the student’s academic and life experiences to ensure adequate abilities and preparation for graduate level study. If admitted, the student’s academic progress will be monitored and evaluated after the first semester of study. Requirements for receiving the Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Expository Preaching are identical to the requirements for the Master of Divinity degree; however, the diploma credential is not considered a degree.
If a student who successfully obtains this diploma subsequently should attain a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution he may petition the seminary in writing to begin a process of converting his Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Expository Preaching into a Master of Divinity degree.