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Earn Your Seminary Degree Online

Earn your seminary degree completely online at Temple Baptist Seminary. As you study, you will develop into a qualified and competent leader who has a passion for understanding Scripture and will be highly trained for effective ministry.

If you desire to pastor a dynamic church, teach in a reputable seminary or Bible college, conduct research, or even become a marriage counselor or a military chaplain, PIU's Temple Baptist Seminary has a place for you!

For over 70 years, the mission has never changed. You can take advantage of the excellence in advanced Bible teaching with our MA in Bible Exposition and effective ministry training with our MDiv program while enjoying incredible value and ultimate flexibility. If you are a pastor, professor, chaplain, para-church leader, or desire a more influential ministry role, then you know that advanced training could make all the difference and truly enhance your life and ministry.

Enrolling at Piedmont International University means joining a global family of pastors, university presidents, missionaries, ministry leaders, authors, chaplains, educators, and national and international leaders who call Temple Baptist Seminary and Piedmont International University their Alma Mater.

You won’t have to choose between a university with a rich heritage and one with a strong reputation for cutting edge innovation. You won’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability. You won’t have to make a choice between knowledge and application. You will study while you work, earn a fully accredited degree, and advance your ministry training.

If you are thinking of pursuing an M.Div., an M.A. in Biblical Studies, or an M.A. in Ministry, please contact Temple Baptist Seminary at admissions@piedmontu.edu today to schedule a time to talk with one of our advisors.

Featured Degrees

Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Divinity



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