Olivet Theological College and Seminary offers graduate degree programs that provide students with the opportunity to continue their education beyond the undergraduate level in order to understand and expand their qualifications for many related vocations. With our accredited graduate degree programs, OTCS’s intentional attempt is to capture our mission in reaching the ‘network generation more completely, and at the same time to meet the needs of mission and ministry in the 21st century.
The OTCS Master of Divinity program is designed to prepare future ministers for work as pastors, missionaries, and chaplains in the world of 21st century Christian mission. This program provides students with core Biblical and theological learning, leadership training, as well as the skills necessary perform ministerial duties in the local church.
Olivet Theological College & Seminary’s Master of Theology (Th.M) degree is designed to develop advanced scholars and ministry leaders who will meet the needs of academic and professional and ministry services around the world. Courses in this 36-hour graduate degree program provide students with scholarly competency and professional skills in the area of biblical and theological studies. It is a program that builds upon competencies developed in the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program.
Students who do not reside in the USA and who wish to attend Olivet Theological College and Seminary must follow the regular admissions guidelines for the respective program to which they seek admission. In addition, international students must satisfy the requirements of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services by becoming eligible to study in the USA through the obtainment of an F-1 visa. In order to apply for an F-1 visa, a student must obtain an I-20 form from Olivet Theological College and Seminary or another approved institution.
Approval for the I-20 is granted after a student has met all the necessary financial and academic requirements and has provided proof of return following graduation. Students desiring the I-20 should contact Olivet Theological College and Seminary and request a special I-20 admissions packet.
Olivet Theological College and Seminary welcomes inquiries from international students who wish to pursue a degree program at Olivet Theological College and Seminary. In addition to the normal admission requirements, an international student must comply with the following:
We will evaluate the student’s character and potential for excellence in their desired program of study by examining all parts of their application, including grades, awards, statement of personal testimony, personal statement, pastor and professor recommendations, employment, extracurricular activities, etc.