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Excellence in online theological training.

In the Southwest.
For the Southwest.

We exist to train Christ-like men and women for the building up of healthy churches in Phoenix, the Southwest, and beyond. That is why we are expanding our online degree programs and enhancing our online learning experience

to train more faithful ministry leaders like you. Join us to pursue theological training at your pace with like-minded students in the Southwest and throughout the world.

We exist to train Christ-like men and women for the building up of healthy churches in Phoenix, the Southwest, and beyond. That is why we are expanding our online degree programs and enhancing our online learning experience to train more faithful ministry leaders like you.

Join us to pursue theological training at your pace with like-minded students in the Southwest and throughout the world.

Excellent 
theological training.
Wherever you are.

If your schedule won't allow you to join us on campus in Phoenix, we still want you to become a more faithful teacher of God's Word. Our faculty have crafted their lectures in our state-of-the-art studio offering you a "master class" type experience for your online training. At Phoenix Seminary, you will receive excellent theological training, delivered to your place of life and at your pace of life.

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Take courses featuring Phoenix Seminary faculty

Grudem in Studio-02

Dr. Wayne Grudem

Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

Studio-Gurry

Dr. Peter Gurry

New Testament: Matthew to Acts

Studio-Duby

Dr. Steve Duby

Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology

Studio-Meade

Dr. John Meade

Old Testament: Genesis to Esther

And more...

Discover our online degree options

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES: 12 Credits Total

NT512 New Testament Greek 1

NT513 New Testament Greek 2

OT512 Old Testament Hebrew 1

OT513 Old Testament Hebrew 2

BIBLICAL LITERATURE: 15 Credits Total

BL515 Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpretation

BL511 Old Testament 1: Genesis to Esther

BL512 Old Testament 2: Job to Malachi

BL513 New Testament 1: Matthew to Acts

BL514 New Testament 2: Romans to Revelation

SPIRITUAL FORMATION: 6 Credits Total

SF500 The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

SF505 Biblical Spirituality

INTERCULTURAL STUDIES: 6 Credits Total

IS504 Cross-Cultural and Diversity Competency

IS505 Communicating Christ in a Pluralistic World

MINISTRY SKILLS: 9 Credits Total

BC512 Homiletics: Principles of Preaching

MS503 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

MS504 Leadership and Pastoral Competencies

THEOLOGY: 21 Credits Total

TH511 Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

TH512 Anthropology, Christology, and Pneumatology

TH513 Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology

TH516 Christian Ethics

TH5## Apologetics Elective (TH514 or TH517)

CH511 Church History 1

CH512 Church History 2

TH599 Theological oral exam

CONCENTRATION COURSES: 23 Credits

NT514
Greek Syntax and Exegesis

NT5##
Greek Elective (NT551-NT595)

OT514
Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis

OT5##
Hebrew Elective (OT551-OT595)

BC513
Advanced Preaching Skills

BC591
Biblical Communication Internship I

Course 1
General Elective

Course 2
General Elective

TOTAL CREDITS   92

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES: 12 Credits Total

NT512 New Testament Greek 1

NT513 New Testament Greek 2

OT512 Old Testament Hebrew 1

OT513 Old Testament Hebrew 2

BIBLICAL LITERATURE: 15 Credits Total

BL515 Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpretation

BL511 Old Testament 1: Genesis to Esther

BL512 Old Testament 2: Job to Malachi

BL513 New Testament 1: Matthew to Acts

BL514 New Testament 2: Romans to Revelation

SPIRITUAL FORMATION: 6 Credits Total

SF500 The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

SF505 Biblical Spirituality

INTERCULTURAL STUDIES: 6 Credits Total

IS504 Cross-Cultural and Diversity Competency

IS505 Communicating Christ in a Pluralistic World

MINISTRY SKILLS: 9 Credits Total

BC512 Homiletics: Principles of Preaching

MS503 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

MS504 Leadership and Pastoral Competencies

THEOLOGY: 21 Credits Total

TH511 Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

TH512 Anthropology, Christology, and Pneumatology

TH513 Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology

TH516 Christian Ethics

TH5## Apologetics Elective (TH514 or TH517)

CH511 Church History 1

CH512 Church History 2

TH599 Theological oral exam

CONCENTRATION COURSES: 23 Credits

Course 1
General Elective

Course 2
General Elective

Course 3
General Elective

Course 4
General Elective

Course 5
General Elective

Course 6
General Elective

Course 7
General Elective

CS591
Christian Studies Internship I

TOTAL CREDITS   92

SPIRITUAL FORMATION: 3 Credits Total

SF500 The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

BIBLICAL LITERATURE: 15 Credits Total

BL515 Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpretation

BL511 Old Testament 1: Genesis to Esther

BL512 Old Testament 2: Job to Malachi

BL513 New Testament 1: Matthew to Acts

BL514 New Testament 2: Romans to Revelation

THEOLOGY: 15 Credits Total

TH511 Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

TH512 Anthropology, Christology, and Pneumatology

TH513 Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology

CH511 Church History 1

CH512 Church History 2

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES: 6 Credits Total

NT512 New Testament Greek 1

NT513 New Testament Greek 2

OR

OT512 Old Testament Hebrew 1

OT513 Old Testament Hebrew 2

BL/TH/NT/OT/CH ELECTIVES: 6 

BL/TH/NT/OT/CH Elective Course 1

BL/TH/NT/OT/CH Elective Course 2

CULMINATING REQUIREMENT: 3

BL/TH588 Individualized Study

TOTAL CREDITS   48

BIBLICAL LITERATURE: 15 Credits Total

BL515 Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpretation

BL511 Old Testament 1: Genesis to Esther

BL512 Old Testament 2: Job to Malachi

BL513 New Testament 1: Matthew to Acts

BL514 New Testament 2: Romans to Revelation

SPIRITUAL FORMATION: 3 Credits Total

SF500 The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

INTERCULTURAL STUDIES: 3 Credits Total

IS504 Cross-Cultural & Diversity Competency

THEOLOGY: 12 Credits Total

TH511 Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

TH512 Anthropology, Christology, and Pneumatology

TH513 Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology

TH516 Christian Ethics

CONCENTRATION COURSES: 11 Credits

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 3 Credits

TOTAL CREDITS   47

Graduate Diploma Core: 18 Credits Total

SF500 The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

BL515 Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpretation

BL511 Old Testament 1: Genesis to Esther

BL513 New Testament 1: Matthew to Acts

TH511 Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

Choose one of the following: TH512 or TH513

General Electives: 6 Credits Total

General Elective #1

General Elective #2

TOTAL CREDITS 24

Why study at Phoenix Seminary Online?

Compelling video lectures

Flexibility with your schedule

Connection with students and support from faculty

Frequently Asked Questions

All of our online program courses are asynchronous, which means you can view the lectures and complete your assignments any time throughout a given week that is most convenient for you, as long as you turn in assignments by the specific deadline the instructor sets. With this format, you don't have to log on to attend your class on a specific day at a specific time, rather, you have flexibility to choose when to view the lectures and complete your assignments during the week.

Each of our online courses include high quality video lectures taught by one of our residential faculty members, filmed in a state-of-the-art studio. Additionally, all classes have a dedicated instructor that will be available to you for questions about assignments, lecture content, paper topics, and any administrative needs that come up throughout the course.

You will access everything you need for your course by logging on to our online learning system, where you will view lectures, contribute to discussion posts, submit your assignments, and take any exams. Email enrollment@ps.edu to ask more questions about the class format at Phoenix Seminary.

Yes, we would love to have our online students engage with our on campus community. We consider our online students a part of the Phoenix Seminary family. Online students can enroll in traditional 16-week courses or select intensives in the fall or spring. In addition, summer week long intensives are great options for online students to experience the on campus community at Phoenix Seminary.

Tuition and fees: Tuition is $550 per credit hour. There is a $100 service fee and a $75 technology fee each semester. 

Scholarships: Phoenix Seminary offers generous scholarship options for online students. Here are three relevant scholarship options for students:

  • Academic Excellence Scholarships are given to any students who meet the following criteria:
    • The President’s Scholarship - 50% off net tuition - Requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and enrollment in three courses in the fall and spring semesters.
    • The Dean’s Scholarship - 25% off net tuition - Requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 – 2.9 and enrollment in two courses in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Distinguished Scholarships are additional scholarships based on academic performance and/or financial need. To learn more about distinguished scholarships, visit https://old.ps.edu/admissions/financial-aid/ or contact enrollment@ps.edu.
  • Church Partnership Grants exist for local churches who want to help lower the tuition costs for their students' seminary training. Based upon a supporting church’s contribution under this program, Phoenix Seminary will fund up to 10 percent of a student’s total tuition.

Learn more about Phoenix Seminary scholarships at https://old.ps.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

Online courses are offered consistent with our on ground courses each fall, spring, and summer. The fall and spring courses are offered on a 16 week schedule while the summer online courses are offered on a 10 week schedule.

Each course includes a course instructor who will help assist you with questions related to assignments, lecture content, paper topics, and any administrative needs regarding the course. Additionally, the Phoenix Seminary Writing Center and library resources are available to you online! Book a virtual appointment with one of our writing center consultants, and explore thousands of online books, journal articles, and more on our library webpage.

Connecting with the other students in your online class is an excellent way to find support. Bounce assignment questions or paper topic​s off of one another, wrestle through questions from the lecture content together, and encourage one another in the process.

Complete the form below and one of our Enrollment Counselors will help answer your question.

What our students are saying

"I really felt the need for theological education. I just felt that there were some missing pieces in my ministry skills. Then I found out about Phoenix Seminary. The robust education that they offer through their online program has given me greater flexibility to receive the training that I desire without the compromise that would come from uprooting my family."

-Jeff Nordyke (Prescott, AZ)

"One thing I appreciate is the actual quality of the lectures: how engaging these videos are, how professional they are, and how I’m able to follow along at my own pace. When I sit at my desk, I’m connected to amazing professors who bring to life subjects like biblical studies and church history. Even though I might not be personally face-to-face with them, I can still grow in my understanding of the faith while studying from home."

-Holly Melton (Sun City, AZ)

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