equipping preachers, pastors, & churchmen for Christ's Kingdom

For over 30 years, our students have experienced focused, rigorous, and pastoral theological education in the Reformed tradition.

Our Approach to Seminary Education

Through instruction in biblical languages and biblical theology, our faculty equips men to faithfully preach Christ. Grounded in the theological tradition of the Protestant Reformation, our programs deliver the full breadth of the Reformed tradition, from a transparently confessional Presbyterian perspective.

Mission

equipping preachers, pastors, & churchmen for Christ's Kingdom

Core Values

- Biblical Fidelity

- Confessional Integrity

- Individual Instruction

- Experimental Piety

- Affordability

- Accessibility

- Ecclesiastical Accountability

We want our students to graduate with a burden for the Lost, not a burden of tuition debt.

Joseph A. Pipa, Jr., PhD.

President

Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology

Our Academic Programs

 

The Divinity (BD, MDiv) Program is the focus of our efforts. Our other programs are made up of select Divinity Program course offerings.

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Admissions

Once you have expressed your desire to pursue theological education to your pastors/elders, contact us to discuss our programs and application process.

SPEAK WITH OUR DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

In this initial step, you'll share some information with us about you, your circumstances, and your sense of call. Get started via our Contact Form.

EXPLORE GPTS

Prospective students are welcome to visit campus, meet faculty and students, and sit in on classes at any time (with advance notice). We also host two EXPLORE GPTS open houses per year, in the Spring and in the Fall. Our next one is March 12-13, 2018.

APPLY

Access our application for admissions for download to your personal computer by filling out the form below, and either complete it electronically (saving frequently along the way), or print it out and complete it by hand. Please carefully read the instructions on the first two pages, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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Monthly eNewsletter

Each month, we publish a brief eNewsletter containing a devotional, financial report, and updates from the seminary community.

Podcast

Join faculty, students, alumni, authors, and friends of the Seminary on Confessing Our Hope. Visit sermonaudio.com or your favorite podcast subscription service for the latest broadcasts.

Smith-Singer Library

The Smith-Singer Library is open to the public, though circulation privileges are restricted to members of the Seminary community.

Campus

Since 2008, we have called home a building which once housed the "Old Taylors High School" on East Main Street in Taylors.

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As an educational institution committed to advancing Christ's Kingdom, Greenville Seminary seeks both to equip the next generation of Reformed ministers and to provide resources to the church today.

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  • DIVINITY

     

    Divinity

    We have two 118-credit-hour degree programs designed to equip men for the work of preaching ministry: The Bachelor of Divinity (BD) and the Master of Divinity (MDiv).

    The MDiv is a professional degree program for the student who holds a BA or its equivalent, and whose primary career goals are focused on the pastoral ministry. Full-time students may complete the program in four years.

    The BD is a degree program for the student who, for whatever reason, does not hold a BA or its equivalent, and who has the desire (and calling) to enter into pastoral ministry. Applicants to the BD program must be at least 30 years old. This degree is not a substitute for a traditional undergraduate education. Rather, it is a professional graduate degree designed to equip men for the gospel ministry. The course requirements for the BD are identical to those for the MDiv.

     

  • MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGION (MAR)

     

    Master of Arts in Religion

    This 44-credit-hour degree program is designed for men and women who are involved in non-ordained ministry in the church, and who desire a sound biblical education for their particular work. The MAR program also provides an excellent opportunity to men and women in non-religious occupations who would like to deepen their understanding of biblical Christianity.

    The MAR may be designed to provide a concentration in one of the following areas: Biblical Languages, Church History, Apologetics, and Systematic Theology.

    The program may be completed in two years of full-time resident or distance study. There is a four-year time limit that may be extended by faculty vote.

  • MASTER OF MINISTRY

     

    Master of Ministry for Ruling Elders and Deacons

    This 35-credit-hour degree program includes instruction in personal piety, Bible knowledge, Presbyterian church government, and the role of ordained officers in the church. The MMRE track is designed to equip the Ruling Elder to function in both the local church and the regional/national church. The MMD track is designed to equip the Deacon to understand his role in terms of the local church and the wider church.

    The requirements of the program may be completed in as little as two years of full-time study. However, we caution against MMRE/MMD students over-extending themselves by rushing through the program while maintaining other work/family/church responsibilities. Therefore, our MMRE/MMD students may take up to five years to complete the program.

    Admission to the program is restricted to ordained Ruling Elders and Deacons, or other men recommended to the Seminary by a Session/Consistory to enter into the program.

     

  • ADVANCED DEGREES

     

    Advanced Degrees

    Individual faculty members occasionally take on Master of Theology (ThM), Doctor of Theology (ThD), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students by special request or invitation. We do not offer a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) or Doctor of Divinity (DD) program. The Board of Trustees has awarded DD degrees to deserving Ministers of the Word in the past.

    For more information about Advanced Degree opportunities, please contact the Admissions Department.

     

Academic Programs

DIVINITY PROGRAM

MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGION

MASTER OF MINISTRY

ADVANCED DEGREES

SPEAK WITH OUR DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

In this initial step, you'll share some information with us about you and your family. Get started via our Contact Form.

EXPLORE GPTS

Prospective students are welcome to visit campus, meet faculty and students, and sit in on classes at any time (with advance notice). We also host two EXPLORE GPTS open houses per year, in the Spring and in the Fall. Our next one is March 12-13, 2018.

APPLY

Access our application for admissions for download to your personal computer by filling out the form below, and either complete it electronically (saving frequently along the way), or print it out and complete it by hand. Please carefully read the instructions on the first two pages, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Student Life

Student life at Greenville Seminary is characterized by warm hospitality, a vibrant local church community, strong presbyteries, an active Ladies' Fellowship, and an engaged Student Body Association (SBA). Arrange a visit today!

"Greenville Seminary has achieved something wonderful in the make-up of its student body: the cultivation of a fraternity of holy men pursuing the ministry together."

REV. DR. RICHARD D. PHILLIPS

Senior Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville

Stay in touch and share news about your ministry and family: recent moves, new calls, updates, and prayer requests. Our students and faculty pray for you regularly, upon request. Do you have a question about developments at the Seminary? Contact one of your alumni officers, listed below.

ZACK GROFF

Director, Advancement & Admissions

REV. DANIEL JARSTFER

Alumni Board Representative

REV. JIM STEPHENSON

President, Alumni Association