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Degrees & Accreditation

Gateway International Bible Institute currently offers the following degrees:

 

• Ministerial Associates Degree
• Bachelor Degree in Theology
• Bachelor Degree in Pastoral Leadership
• Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies
• Master Degree in Theology

• Doctoral Degree in Theology



GIBI is fully accredited by the Transworld Accrediting Commission International.


Degree requirements are as follows:


Ministerial Associates Degree
These two year courses are designed for those who are seeking to enter the ministry on a full-time basis. Students seeking these degrees must take the required subjects totaling 64 credit hours, of which 18 can be electives.

Bachelor Degree of Theology
Students seeking this degree must take the required subjects totaling 128 credit hours. In addition to the core required courses students need the following:



THEO: 20 CREDITS | BIB: 12 CREDITS | GED: 5 CREDITS
WOR: 4 CREDITS | GHS: 5 CREDITS | HIS: 9 CREDITS | SCRI: 9 CRDITS

 

Bachelor Degree of Pastoral Leadership

Students seeking this degree must take the required subjects totaling 128 credit hours. In addition to the core required courses students need the following:



PAS: 27 CREDITS | BIB: 14 CREDITS | SCRI: 6 CREDITS
GHS: 9 CREDITS | WOR: 6 CREDITS | THEO: 5 CREDITS

PSY: 3 CREDITS



Bachelor Degree of Biblical Studies

Students seeking this degree must take the required subjects totaling 128 credit hours. In addition to the Core required courses students need 60 credits from the Scripture (SCRI) courses.

Masters Degree of Theology
After having graduated with a Bachelor Degree, students will need an additional 36 credits to meet the requirements of the Masters degree. The additional courses required for the masters degree may be selected from any courses not previously taken. In addition a thesis consisting of 50,000 words or 150 double-spaced typewritten pages. Content for each theme paper and/or thesis must be approved by the Administration before beginning. Thesis deadlines for graduating students are as follows: Preliminary thesis due by May 1st, allow 2 weeks for review and/or correction by faculty and final paper due on May 31st. For complete details of the thesis requirements you may request a copy of the GIBI publication, "How to Write a Thesis" and each student must purchase a copy of the book “Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day” by Joan Bolker, ED.D. The thesis review fee is $50.00 and payable at the time the thesis is submitted to the institute.

 

Doctoral Degree of Theology
After completing a Masters Degree program , students will need an additional 30 credits of course work in addition to the 6 credits for Capstone/Research Project and dissertation to meet the requirements of the Doctoral degree. The additional courses required for the doctoral degree may be selected from any courses not previously taken. In addition a thesis will be required. Content for each thesis must be approved by the Administration before beginning. 

Degrees Offered

Accreditation

Transworld Accrediting Commission International:



Transworld Accrediting Commission International (TACI) exists to assure the quality and assist in the improvement of the institution or program we accredit, preschool through post secondary --within our shared Biblical distinctive by establishing an organizational witness to their credibility of performance and integrity.





















For nearly 30 years, Transworld Accrediting is an international, federally recognized non-profit church educational organization with a mandate to establish minimal acceptable standards, criteria and shared Biblical Doctrine. TACI accredits and assists Theological Schools, Seminaries, Universities, Colleges and Programs throughout the World. On Campus, Online and Distance Learning.



CHARISMA MAGAZINE BEST COLLEGES ISSUE:



"Non-governmental accrediting such as Transworld Accrediting Commission International based in California, continues to grow in popularity among churches and ministries seeking an alternative route to validate their educational institution’s academic and biblical standards. Many of these Bible and ministry schools have partnered with and been accepted by major institutions throughout the U.S. that are accredited regionally or otherwise. Christian leaders such as Rodney Howard-Browne, Jentezen Franklin, Bayless Conley, Frederick Price, Guillermo Maldonado and Ron Phillips have established institutions that now receive this type of accreditation." by Paul Chappell



Philosophy

The Transworld Accrediting Commission International (TACI) is a professional, federally recognized, non-profit church educational organization whose philosophy is to demonstrate accountability to the consuming public for education obtained in non-traditional evangelical educational institutions. This accountability is demonstrated by institutions that are accredited by TAC, having documented evidence of compliance with TACI standards of structure and governance, material resources, policies, faculty and curriculum.

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