Maximum Time Limit to Complete Program
Minimum Hours to be completed at Piedmont
Transfer of Credits and Advanced Standing
Transfer credits are not to exceed 50% of the degree requirements. No Advanced Standing is available.
Length of Program and Graduation
The program is 30 semester hours, with graduation upon completion of the prescribed courses (including Transfer) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 and passing the MA Comprehensive Examination.
MA Comprehensive Examination
This exam is a “capstone” experience during the last two semesters before graduation. The exams are designed to incorporate subject areas from a core of courses, as well as from the student’s concentration. Adequate time will be allotted for a careful and thorough review of foundational theology and appropriate coursework to determine the knowledge and position of the student. A summary of the student’s responses and a complete evaluation of his/her performance will become part of the student’s permanent record. In the event that a student does not respond in an adequate manner, a corrective direction will be recommended, and the student will be allowed one retest after a period of at least one month. The comprehensive examination must be taken at a scheduled time. A request to complete the exam should be submitted to the Dean of the appropriate school. This form must be submitted by October 15 for fall completion or by December 15 for spring graduation. Details on the exam may also be obtained from the Dean of the appropriate school.