We know that many live busy lives so we have designed our education in a way that allows students from all walks of life to get a degree in their own time. E-Courses allow students to work at their own pace via email correspondence. This method of course work allows a student to work full time and still earn their degree from home. Covington also offers video lectures via CTS Online.

Courses Offered Spring Semester 2022
boiling springs campus

Eschatology
Expository Preaching
Biblical Counseling
Hermeneutics
Spring classes meet every Monday and Wednesday nights on campus at Calvary Community Church . Monday classes are 6:00-8:00pm and 8:05-9:30 pm. Wednesday Night's 7:30-9:00pm
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 ACADEMICS
Degree Programs | Certificate Programs | Diploma Programs

Covington Bible Institute
Covington Schools offer the following three diploma programs and certificate programs to those who are non-high school graduates or to those who do not currently seek a degree. These programs are designed to move a student from their entry point of study into a progression of in-depth studies. Whether the student has little or no training or considerable experience and knowledge, Covington Bible Institute can design a plan of development to meet their ministry / educational goals.
  • GENERAL BIBLE DIPLOMA: The Bible Institute offers this diploma to those who complete thirty-two semester hours of Bible training. There are no educational prerequisites for entering this program. Regardless of a person’s educational background, anyone may enroll in this program of study. The student must complete thirty-two semester hours of work taken from the Bible courses listed in the back of the catalog that begin with the course designations 100 to 300 levels (E.g. Bi-111 or Bi-311). 
  • GRADUATE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES: The Bible Institute offers this diploma to those who successfully complete thirty-two hours of Bible Training. To enroll in this program, the applicant must have thirty-two semester hours of previous Bible training with Covington or an accepted Bible school. This course is considered a two-year course. The student must complete thirty-two semester hours of work taken from the Bible courses listed in the back of the catalog that are found in the Department of the Bible.
  • GRADUATE OF THEOLOGY: The Bible Institute offers the Graduate of Theology as a third-year program. As a prerequisite, a person desiring to enroll in this program must have sixty-four hours of previous training or its equivalent. The student must complete thirty-two semester hours of work taken from the courses listed in the back of the catalog that are in the Department of Bible or Theology.
Minimum Studies for Diplomas No diploma will be issued at any level until the student has completed the minimum required hours equivalent to one year’s work at that level.

Certificates: The Covington Bible Institute will provide certificates of study for those who are interested in specialized areas of religious or biblical study at an introductory level. A specialized curriculum will be developed by the registrar that is biblically centered and focused. The specialized areas of study that are available at the certificate level are: Biblical Counseling, Bible Preparation, Bible Teaching, Theology, Church Leadership, Premarital Counseling, and Apologetics. Each certificate of study consists of 16 hours of study and is designed to provide competence for both certificate and degree programs. The completion of each certificate will provide 16 hours of study toward an Associate degree in Ministry / Theology. Each certificate can be added to a diploma or a degree program as an additional certification provided the work is done for the certificate over and above the requirements for the diploma or degree program. If a student begins a certificate program and decides to progress to a degree program, those courses may be incorporated into that plan of study. All credits earned are transferable to a degree program (i.e. Graduate of Theology – with Certificate in Biblical Counseling; Bachelor of Ministry – with Certificate in Apologetics; or a Master of Ministry – with Certificate in Bible Preparation. 

Covington Bible College Associate & Bachelor Program

Covington Schools offer the following degree programs to those who are high school graduates and desire to seek a college degree. The student must maintain a “C” average and complete the requirements specified for each degree. The student must have completed 8 hours of English at an approved college or university or it will be required as a prerequisite for any degree at this level.
  • ASSOCIATE OF MINISTRY: Covington offers this degree to those who desire to earn a two-year degree. These first two years also constitute the first two years of the Bachelor of Ministry degree. This degree is offered for successfully completing sixty-four semester hours. To enroll in this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma, G.E.D., or have successfully completed at least one year of study at the Bible Institute level of study while maintaining a “C” average. Covington is passionate about developing pastors who are competent in the Word of God and understand how to accurately handle the Word of God. This program of study is encouraged for those who have the calling to pastor in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • BACHELOR OF MINISTRY: A student is not required to first graduate with an Associate of Ministry in order to begin the Bachelor of Ministry, but they are required to have 64 semester hours to enter this degree. If a student chooses to first graduate with the Associate of Ministry degree then that degree simply accounts for the first two years of the Bachelor of Theology degree.
  • ASSOCIATE OF THEOLOGY: Covington offers this degree to those who desire to earn a two-year degree. These first two years also constitute the first two years of the Bachelor of Theology degree. This degree is offered for successfully completing sixty-four semester hours. To enroll in this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma, G.E.D., or have successfully completed at least one year of study at the Bible Institute level of study while maintaining a “C” average. Covington is passionate about developing pastors who are competent in the Word of God and understand how to accurately handle the Word of God. This program of study is and designed and encouraged for those who have the calling to pastor in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY: A student is not required to first graduate with an Associate of Theology in order to begin the Bachelor of Theology, but they are required to have 64 semester hours to enter this degree. If a student chooses to first graduate with the Associate of Theology degree, then that degree simply accounts for the first two years of the Bachelor of Theology degree.
  • BACHELOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: A student is required to first graduate with an Associate of Ministry or an Associate in Theology
    in order to begin the Bachelor of Religious Education degree. When a student first graduates with an Associate of Ministry or an Associate in Theology degree, then that degree simply accounts for the first two years of the Bachelor of Religious Education degree.

Covington Theological Seminary Master Program

Covington Schools offer the following advanced degree programs to those who are college graduates and desire to seek an advanced degree. The student must maintain a “C” average and complete the requirements specified for each degree. Covington Schools will work with a student who desires to specialize in a particular area of study such as Pastoral Studies, Biblical Counselling, Missions, or Bible. Changes to a Seminary Division degree curriculum to reflect a specialty area of study must be first approved by Covington Schools.
  • MASTER OF MINISTRY: The Master of Ministry degree requires the candidate to complete forty (40) semester hours of work at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor’s degree. The student must have completed 128 hours of work at the Bachelor’s level and possess a degree from Covington or an acceptable college or seminary.
  • MASTER OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:  The Master of Religious Education degree requires the candidate to complete forty (40) semester hours of work at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor’s degree. The student must have completed 128 hours of work at the Bachelor’s level and possess a degree from Covington or an acceptable college or seminary.
  • MASTER OF THEOLOGY: (40 hours M.Min. or M.R.E. + 24 hours) The Master of Theology degree is offered to those who desire a more in-depth Master’s degree program. Sixty-four (64) semester hours of work beyond an approved Bachelor degree is required. The entrance requirement is a Bachelor degree or other Master degree. 
  • MASTER OF DIVINITY:  (64 hours M.Th. + 32 hours) The highest obtainable Master’s degree offered at Covington Schools is the Master of Divinity degree and requires ninety-six (96) semester hours of studies above an approved Bachelor degree. Research, writing, and independent study are included along with a 25,000 word thesis. The entrance requirement is a Bachelor degree or other Master degree.

Covington Theological Seminary Doctoral Program

The CTS Doctoral Program has specific requirements and considerations for the program.  Click here to see the full list of information and requirements regarding the Doctoral program.
  • DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
  • DOCTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
  • DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY

ACCREDITATION

Covington Theological Seminary was chartered in 1977 for the purpose of providing conservative biblical and theological training for students applying to this religious institution. Our mission is to prepare Christian leaders for Christian service. We have not nor will we seek governmental acceptance, accreditation, or funding for the effectiveness of our programs. We have maintained that posture throughout these almost forty years and will continue to do so. Our purpose is clear; we do not seek to prepare our students for secular work or denominational service. We will seek to provide a sound theological standing from which our students may build their life and an effective Christian ministry for the glory of Jesus Christ in His church.

The accreditation we currently hold is with ACI, Accrediting Commission International. Our choice of ACI many years ago was for the purpose of providing institutional accountability for our Seminary. Accrediting Commission International is the world´s largest non-government school accrediting association. ACI states of itself: "Due to the views of most of our schools concerning the separation of church and state, we have never applied to the U.S. Department of Education for any affiliation with the government. We are an independent accrediting agency. We specialize in the seminary, Bible College, and small specialized school that does not fit into the programs of other accrediting agencies."

For these almost forty years, we have followed our commitment of training God's servants for service. Our students have been accepted to many prestigious programs. It is common for us to hear graduates of Covington note that the training they receive from Covington far exceeds the training they receive in more traditional seminaries. We are grateful for the sound reputation that we have built and will continue our commitment to train leaders for ministries of impact for the Body of Christ.

  • Covington is a member of the Accrediting Commission International (ACI) of Beebe, Arkansas. 
  • Covington is affiliated with the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) of Washington, DC.
  • Financial information as recorded on IRS form 990 available upon written request .

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