Advanced Standing

Carroll Institute offers an Advanced Standing degree option for the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Christian Education, the Master of Arts in Worship, and the Master of Arts in Counseling.

These programs are available to qualified students who have significant preparation in biblical, theological, or applied Christian studies at the bachelor’s level.

The student may receive:

  • Up to 24 credit units toward the Master of Divinity
  • Up to 20 credit units toward the Master of Arts in Christian Education
  • Up to 16 credit units toward the Master of Arts in Worship
  • Up to 14 credit units toward the Master of Arts in Counseling Licensure or Ministry Tracks

Students interested in pursuing the Advanced Standing degree option must submit a form, documentation, and a $100 administrative processing fee for review of documentation.

A minimum grade of B (3.0) or better in their undergraduate courses presented is required to satisfy requirements for Advanced Standing.

Upon approval, the Director of Master’s Degree Programs will send the student and the Registrar a customized degree plan.

Click here to request the Advanced Standing degree option at Carroll Institute. Contact Dr. Adlin Cotto, Director of Master’s Degree Programs at acotto@bhcarroll.edu or (972) 580-7600 with any questions.

I readily benefitted at Carroll from the steadfast commitment to the Word of God, professors who love the Lord, and classmates walking this road into ministry alongside me.

Carroll Theological Institute is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.

Carroll has everything you need—and more—to gain more knowledge and wisdom in Scripture and theology. You can take courses from the comfort of your own home and still have access to some of the most gifted professors in our region. They not only teach you but guide you in the direction you need to go in your ministry to fulfill God’s calling on your life.

The support system between the staff and other students encouraged me during my time at Carroll. Classmates and teachers truly care not only about success but about the person they are interacting with. Carroll became a place I could go to seek academic help, but also prayers for life outside of the classroom. Carroll gave me great friends, mentors, and a network that expands far beyond a zoom session.