Columbia Biblical Seminary

The Seminary & School of Ministry (SSM) is ready to prepare you for ministry both in and outside of the church. We offer undergraduate majors related primarily to church ministry and graduate degrees related primarily to ministry leadership. At both levels, our faculty seeks to equip Great Commission Christians for ministry in multi-cultural communities.

Our goal is to graduate church and para-church workers who have a heart for the world as well as cross-cultural workers who have a heart for the Church. You will get an understanding of the world rooted fimly in God's truth.

All undergraduate students earn a major in Bible as well as a professional ministry major. Students who have taken at least 30 semester hours of Bible, Theology, and Church History as part of their undergraduate studies qualify for a shortened program of studies at the graduate level. 

Five-Year B.A./M.Div. Program

Maximize your time at CIU and earn your bachelor's degree and Master of Divinity degree within five years. That's right! You can earn a B.A. in Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies and an M.Div. in Pastoral Theology in five years.

The 78- Hour Master of Divinity Program

Our 78-hour Master of Divinity degree program allows you to complete your degree in three years, with a focus on the concentration of your choice. Plus, because you are charged for graduate-level programs by the hour, CIU's M.Div. is the most affordable degree in the Southeast.

Dedicated Faculty

CIU faculty are defined by a passion for their students. Drawing from their decades of hands-on experience in their field of expertise, your interaction with them inside and outside the classroom will transform your life. With their assistance, you’ll master the academics, advance in spiritual growth, and hone your ministry skills.