Hybrid Academic Options

IRBS has adopted a hybrid academic structure which will make enrollment in and completion of our degree programs more accessible to students from all over the world.

  • The Certificate of Reformed Baptist Studies and Master of Arts in Religion programs will be available 100% online.
  • The Master of Divinity and Diploma programs will require a minimum of 30 hours of residential/face-to-face teaching, as this will better prepare students for pastoral ministry. The flexible residential component may be completed by attending intensive concentrated classes offered at a variety of domestic & international locations and through innovative technologies.
  • Symbolics, Theology of Ministry, Covenant Theology, and Preaching the Psalms in a Christian Congregation are now available online as pre-recorded, self-paced Legacy courses. They can be completed on your schedule, within 4-6 months, and include assigned reading and papers, along with a proctored exam and faculty feedback. More Legacy courses will be added soon!