Advanced standing may be granted to students who have completed courses with a grade of "B" or higher in their undergraduate studies that are similar to the following theology and church music courses in the master's programs in the School of Church Music and Worship:
Old Testament I-II
New Testament I-II
The Church Gathered: Theology of Worship
Philosophy of Worship Ministry
In most cases, advanced standing allows the student to substitute a course but does not decrease the number of hours required for the degree. In the list above, Old Testament, New Testament, and Baptist Heritage are eligible for advanced standing with credit by examination. Contact the Registrar's Office for more information. In all cases, students should request a transcript evaluation for advanced standing from the Chair of the Academic Division in the School of Church Music and Worship.