Masters Program

What are we about?

The GBSC graduate program exists to glorify God and serve His church by deepening the biblical training and enhancing the ministry effectiveness of Christlike servant-leaders. We draw together top-notch faculty in fields that include biblical studies, systematic theology, apologetics, Christian counseling, Methodist studies, spiritual disciplines, and more.

What degrees can you earn here?

We offer two 36-hour Master of Arts degrees, both fully online:

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Who are our degrees for?

Our courses are designed for you, whether you are a pastor, Christian educator, missionary, lay minister, or scholar. Courses are completely online, meaning that you can work on your degree from home without moving to the Cincinnati area, yet you will also join online live video class sessions throughout the semester. Our setup offers the best benefits of both flexibility and connection.

Why choose the GBSC graduate program?


  • A deeper understanding of the Bible leads to more powerful preaching and meaningful worship. It also brings greater ministry and personal stability as well as reduces ministry drop-outs.
  • If a pastor grows spiritually, so will his parishioners.
  • Lay people need to be equipped to evangelize and disciple the lost.
  • To effectively respond to our culture’s objections to the Bible, we need advanced biblical training.


  • Submitted to the authority of God’s inerrant, infallible Word. The authority of Scripture is not a slogan we advertise; it’s the reality we live. Our words on paper reflect our work in the classroom and our lives in the world.
  • Committed to a contextually-sound, Spirit-illumined exegesis, Spirit-anointed exposition, and Spirit-empowered application. Study of the Bible and its theology should result in practical transformation and humility, not pride and prejudice.
  • Unashamed to be Wesleyan-Arminian in theology and passionate about sharing the message of Spirit-filled, holy living.


  • Degrees that are both regionally (HLC) and nationally (ABHE) accredited.
  • Transfer up to 30 hours of graduate work toward a M.Div. at Wesley Biblical Seminary.
  • Affordable tuition with easy payment options.
  • Study with experienced professors who are recognized experts in their fields.
  • An academic and intellectual environment that pursues excellence and values piety.
  • Online study reinforced by real-time video dialogue with professors and classmates.

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For follow-up questions please email the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Philip Brown, or by phone at (513) 763-6575.


We are accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). See why having both matters.


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