BACKGROUND

CTI Master’s Programs prepare students to build greater skills in biblical knowledge, leadership, and theology to help learners  serve in their varied roles. Those seeking chaplaincy degrees will develop skills to be successful at whichever agency or organization they choose. 

Pursuing these programs online give students the flexibility to balance studies with personal and professional obligations.

CTI is blessed to have several instructors with the knowledge, experience, and credentials to teach the M.Div. courses. We are also registered under the Commission of Independent Christian Education by the State of Florida Department of Education and accredited by the American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutes.
 

HOW MANY CREDIT HOURS TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAMS?

CTI requires 36-hours for the Master of Arts in Christian Biblical Studies (12 courses)  and 60-hours for the Master of Divinity Certification (Chaplaincy) 20 courses. 
 

MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL STUDIES (MCBS)

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Biblical Studies is to equip learners for Christian service through biblical, theological, and practical studies. Regardless of the student’s role in ministry, they will develop advanced skills in the interpretation and application of Scripture. The program requires 36-credit hours and serves as the Core Curriculum for every CTI Master’s Program.
  • CRW501 – Masters Research and Thesis Preparation
  • CBH600 – Biblical Hermeneutics
  • COT602 – Old Testament Theology
  • CNT603 – New Testament Theology
  • CHB502 – The Historical Books: In-Depth Study
  • CPW503 – The Poetic and Wisdom Writings: In-Depth Study
  • CMP504 – The Major Prophets: In-Depth Study
  • CMI505 – The Minor Prophets: In-Depth Study
  • CGM601 – The General Epistles: In-Depth Study
  • CSE604 – Soteriology and Election (The Doctrine of Salvation)
  • CES605 – Eschatology (Theology of Death and Judgment)
  • CCR606 – Comparative Religions
36-Credit hour program
 

MASTER OF DIVINITY CERTIFICATION (CHAPLAINCY)

This program equips learners for Christian service through biblical, theological, and practical studies. It also helps prepare those seeking chaplaincy roles to develop skills for success at whichever agency or organization they choose. Students must complete the courses listed below:
 

CORE CURRICULUM

  • CRW501 – Masters Research and Thesis Preparation
  • CBH600 – Biblical Hermeneutics
  • COT602 – Old Testament Theology
  • CNT603 – New Testament Theology
  • CHB502 – The Historical Books: In-Depth Study
  • CPW503 – The Poetic and Wisdom Writings: In-Depth Study
  • CMP504 – The Major Prophets: In-Depth Study
  • CMI505 – The Minor Prophets: In-Depth Study
  • CGM601 – The General Epistles: In-Depth Study
  • CSE604 – Soteriology and Election (The Doctrine of Salvation)
  • CES605 – Eschatology (Theology of Death and Judgment)
  • CCR606 – Comparative Religions

M.Div. CHAPLAINCY CURRICULUM

  • DEL505 – Ethics and Legal Issues in Christian Counseling
  • DCT506 – Crisis and Trauma Counseling
  • DAC507 – Depression and Anxiety
  • DBC555 – Bereavement Counseling
  • DMF508 – Marriage and Family Counseling
  • DHC608 – The Basics of Hospital Chaplaincy
  • DCP610 – Chaplains to the Imprisoned
  • DPT612 – Chaplaincy Practicum
    60 credit-hour program
 
 
 

WHO MAY ENROLL?

Christian men and women may pursue certification in the M.Div. program if they meet the pre-requisites listed below. CTI operates on a continuous enrollment system. It is essential that students adhere to the advertised application deadlines for each term. Candidates must complete an enrollment application, which can be found on www.cti.cogbf.org. Graduation is contingent upon the successful completion of all attempted coursework.
 

PRE-ENROLLMENT EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

For students who have graduated from the Church of God by Faith Examining Board or CTI, at least one of follow requirements must be met before enrolling in the any master’s program:
  • Examining Board Eldership Certificate.
  • CTI Christian Pastoral Studies Certificate (CPC).
  • CTI Advanced Ministerial Studies Certifications in Ministry, Evangelism, Global Missions, Teaching, Counseling, or Deaconship. Students with deacons or ministerial certifications must complete the CPC or one of the AMS programs first.
Students who have not attended CTI must achieve at least one of the following:
  • Ordained as an elder from other qualified educational institutions. Students must submit an official transcript or copy of their certificate. The CTI administration may accept or reject part or all the student’s previous credentials. The transferring institution must be equivalent to the instructions given at CTI.
  • No transfer credit will be granted that is not listed on an official, sealed transcript from the transferring institution. 
  • Students who received a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent from a Christian college or seminary.
The Church of God by Faith Theological Institute (CTI) is registered under Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes and Rule 6E-5.001. of the Commission of Independent Christian Education by the State of Florida Department of Education. For verification of the following statement, please click on this link.. CTI is also registered as an Independent Christian College with the United States Federal Government. 
 
CTI is accredited by the American Acrediting Association of Theological Institutes (AAATI) which “offers accreditation for Christian Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and Institutes who distinguish themselves through a number of high standards in regard to ethics and educational excellence.
 
Some of these distinctions are as follows: 1) Legal operation through appropriate governmental authorization, 2) Having an educationally credentialed and validated faculty, 3) Offering sound and substantial Theological programs, and 4) Possessing professional processes and procedures.”  CTI is listed in the AAATI members directorly found here.  
 
Over the years, hundreds of candidates have been consecrated and ordained in a variety of areas including Christian ministry, teaching, evangelism, and pastoral training. Our pending Master’s and Chaplaincy programs are scheduled to start January 2022. Our most important objective is to prepare men and women to advance the Word of God.