A: No, A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of today's student. Courses are offered during three 15-week semesters each year (fall, spring, and summer). Courses offered each semester are split into two different formats: about 50% of our courses via a one week intensive hybrid format (on campus one week plus other interaction and assignments online) on the Redding campus or via PolyCom each semester, and about 50% of our courses offered each semester are via online web-based delivery.
Intensives on campus are offered during the middle weeks of the semester, usually beginning at week #5 and sequencing through courses until about week #10. Our goal is to offer 10-12 courses each semester via various delivery systems so that our students will keep moving towards degree completion.
A: Intensives are hybrid courses. When the semester starts, students have at least 4 weeks of pre-intensive studying via web-based instruction and preparation before coming to campus (or a PolyCom site) for the face-to-face instruction. Built on the preparation before intensives, students come together to interact with each other and with the instructor, spending approximately 40 hours together addressing components of the course. These intensives are primarily offered in a Monday to Friday (8:00 to 5:30) format. After the intensive instruction week, students return home to continue via web-based instruction to complete assignments for the course.
Students are advised and select the course sequence that best fits them. Some may do one online course and one intensive hybrid course each semester; others may do only online courses; and still, others may find a semester where they wish to do two or three intensive courses. It's about providing options so students can continue their careers while doing seminary education.
A: YES! Every degree at Tozer is regionally accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).
A: Yes. Tozer graduates are being accepted into D.Min. (Doctorate of Ministry) and Ph.D. programs.
A: It depends on your degree. Students usually finish their degree in three to five years. However, they have up eight years to complete their degree.
A: A limited number of students without a bachelor's degree may be admitted on a non-bachelor's exemption. In general, applicants must be at least 35 years of age with significant ministry leadership experience. In such cases, applicants are required to write a 10-page essay on a topic selected by the Dean as demonstration of the capacity for graduate level studies.
“Truth is so vast and mighty that no one is capable of taking it all in and… it requires the whole company of ransomed souls properly to reflect the whole body of revealed truth.
Truth cannot enter a passive mind. It must be received into the mind by an active mental response… God intended that truth should move us to moral action.”
— A.W. Tozer