Residency Requirements

WBS values community with and among our students as well as the sharing of our ethos within that community. While some of this may be accomplished in the online classroom, certain residency requirements are better fulfilled on our main campus in Jackson, Mississippi.

According to the ATS, M.Div. students must complete 25 credit hours of on-campus coursework. M.A. students must complete 6 credit hours of on-campus coursework. This requirement can be completed through:

  • week-long intensives,
  • weekend classes, or
  • regular semester classes that meet on-campus.

Only international students pursuing the M.A. in Christian Studies through a Mission Possible Scholarship are exempt from this requirement.

Work with your adviser to ensure you will meet the residency requirements before graduation.