Graduate Academic Credit

You can receive graduate credit for the following trainings offered by ABWE's training division:


Graduate Degree Credit

In order to receive academic credit for ABWE's training, you must enroll in one of the graduate programs at Clark Summit University Graduate School or Baptist Bible Seminary or make other appropriate arrangements to establish academic credit for our courses.

Master of Ministry

  • 21 credits through Baptist Bible Seminary
  • 9 credits through ABWE (5 additional hours can be taken through ABWE for corresponding courses at Baptist Bible Seminary which equals 16 Baptist Bible Seminary credits & 14 ABWE credits)
  • No tuition for courses taken through ABWE

Master of Divinity

  • 68 equivalency hours available outside Baptist Bible Seminary
  • ABWE courses must be equivalent to Baptist Bible Seminary curriculum
  • No tuition for courses taken through ABWE

Doctor of Ministry

  • 19 required credits through Baptist Bible Seminary (including dissertation project)
  • 15 elective credits through ABWE
  • No tuition for courses taken through ABWE

Master of Arts in Biblical Ministries

  • 15 credits through Clarks Summit University Graduate School (can be taken online)
  • 15 credits through ABWE
  • No tuition for courses taken through ABWE

Clarks Summit University & Baptist Bible Seminary Tuition

ABWE missionaries pay no tuition fees to Clarks Summit University and Baptist Bible Seminary for courses taken through ABWE, but on-campus courses at Clarks Summit University and Baptist Bible Seminary can be taken at regular tuition rates.


Academic Credit Enrollment Procedures

  1. When you enroll in an ABWE training course for academic credit, check the "For Academic Credit" option when you register for the course and state the program you are pursuing under "Comments." You will be charged an additional $50 per course.
  2. You will receive a complete academic course design document at that time, which will include course objectives, assignments, deadlines, etc.
  3. Contact Clarks Summit University or Baptist Bible Seminary (Dr. Ken Pyne for academics; Jason Philip for enrollment) to enroll in one of their programs, or contact your school and ABWE at graduatecredit@abwe.org to make the proper arrangements for credit.
  4. Complete online quizzes for each unit and/or submit your course work to your ABWE instructor for grading, as specified on the Course Design Document.
  5. When you complete the course work and all assignments have been graded by your ABWE instructor, ABWE will notify Clarks Summit University Graduate School, Baptist Bible Seminary, or your school, of your grade.