GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Degrees and diplomas are granted to those who are in harmony with the policies and procedures of Wilbur Henry Waters School of Religion, Inc., and Theological Seminary.  Students must have the required entrance qualifications, successfully completed the designated course of study, and are deemed worthy by the Board of Directors and Faculty in the matter of Christian character, attitude, testimony, practical service, and achievement.

The Wilbur Henry Waters School of Religion, Inc., and Theological Seminary welcomes into its programs believers from all evangelical denominations and does not require full harmony with any Denominations Distinctive to be eligible for graduation.

Bachelor of Divinity must complete four years of the required course studies and two years of the elective course studies.  In addition, must have completed the following three documents: 

  1. Hand write 150 times "The message is not mine but the Lord's (required in Homiletics PM341);"

  2. Book report of 50 pages on "The Pilgrim’s Progress" (required the first year) and

  3. Research paper of 70 pages on the "Building of the Church" (required the second year).

 
Master of Divinity and Theology must complete six years of the required course studies and two years of the elective course studies; and must complete a Thesis paper of 75 pages (only applies to students that have previously completed Thesis Writing 501 and Thesis Writing 502 prior to school year 2006-­2007) and defense requirements.  All new students must complete a Thesis paper of 100-­150 pages and defense requirements.

After receiving a passing grade, credits will be given for the following degrees/documents:

  • Doctorate:  24 credits for a grade of B or better (need to defend the document)

  • Masters:  12 credits for a grade of B or better (need to defend the document)

  • Bachelors:  6 credits for grade of B or better and include the following research papers: “The Pilgrim’s Progress” & “Building of the Church”

There is a class fee of $325 for all students graduating.  This fee includes cost of purchasing student’s cap and, gown as well as printing of invitations, diploma and yearbook.

Academic Partnership

Evangelical Training Association:  WHWSR is a member school of the Evangelical Training Association (ETA).  ETA is an organization committed to facilitating kingdom growth through excellent curriculum and effective training for churches.
 
Potomac River Baptist Association: is an organization committed to:

  • Advancing the cause of Christ and true Christianity in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia;

  • Aiding churches both financially and educationally;

  • Providing leadership training for the membership and oversight in church planting;

  • Providing spiritual advice in church operations;

  • Enhancing church leadership through education training;

  • Circulating the Bible; and

  • Supporting home and foreign missions