Virginia Beach Theological Seminary

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Religious affliation

Baptist

Mission Statement

The mission of VBTS is to equip each student for local church ministry and missions worldwide through biblical academic training in a ministry-based environment that seeks to honor the Lord Jesus Christ and to uphold the inerrant Word of God. This mission statement is summarized in the phrase, “Sharpening Servants for Global Ministry,” and is fulfilled through a compassionate commitment to the text of Scripture taught in the context of a local church and applied to every aspect of life and ministry with an emphasis on the biblical philosophy of grace.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

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Out of state

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Graduate

In state

$8,502

Out of state

$8,502

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

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Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Theology/Theological Studies
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
    • Bible/Biblical Studies
      • A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Theology/Theological Studies
      • A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Divinity/Ministry
      • A program that prepares individuals for ordination as ministers or priests in any of the Christian religious traditions. Includes instruction in the theology and polity of a particular church, church law, liturgy and ritual, principles of pastoral ministry, homiletics, evangelism, church/parish organization and management, Christian ethics, church history, and related studies. Examples: [Divinity/Ministry (BD)], [Divinity/Ministry (MDiv)] See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$0
Graduate
$0

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Not applicable
  • High school GPA

    Not applicable
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Recommended
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Not applicable
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
6%
Male Students
94%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian82.86%
  2. Black11.43%
  3. Hispanic/Latino5.71%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

37

Graduate students

37

Attendance breakdown

Full time
35%
Part time
65%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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