Frequently Asked Questions
Who should consider the Accelerated BA + MDiv?
The BA + MDiv is designed to prepare students to get out into the field of their calling faster, saving time and money. The accelerated component of the program targets students who thrive in a challenging academic environment and who exemplify strong self-discipline to succeed in the accelerated course load.
Why should I consider the Accelerated BA + MDiv?
The Accelerated BA + MDiv Program is a great opportunity for students to save money in two ways:
1. The MDiv Track Major allows students to count down hours from the graduate-level courses toward their undergraduate degree.
2. The Accelerated MDiv Program offers students the opportunity to earn their MDiv faster, based on their undergraduate studies, while saving money in the process.
Completing the degrees at an accelerated pace will enable the student to begin full-time ministry faster without compromising academic qualifications.
What kind of academic advising is available for students in the Accelerated BA + MDiv Program?
Students in the Accelerated BA + MDiv program will be advised by the program director, Dr. Charlie Ray. Dr. Ray completed his undergraduate degree in 3 years and has over 10 years of ministry experience, so he knows first hand how to advise students in accelerated programs as well as students who are pursuing a call to ministry.
Will the student participating in this program have time to enjoy the "undergraduate experience" and "seminary experience?"
Each student’s experience is largely dependent on their willingness to engage in social activities and ministry opportunities. The school offers many recreational activities and two weekly chapel services. In addition, Leavell College has developed a House System for students to promote fellowship and community and foster spiritual growth.
Can a student who is not an on-campus student participate in the program?
Students both on-campus and off-campus are encouraged to consider the Accelerated BA + MDiv Program. Because our program offers great flexibility, any student from any learning format including online and extension centers can utilize the Accelerated BA + MDiv Program.