On what days and times are your classes held?

We currently offer classes in person at our main campus in Florence Arizona. Our main campus is at 225 E. Butte Ave. Our classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm Arizona mountain time. 2024 classes start the second week of June. Apply now if you are interested.

Courses offered Fall semenster 2024

Old Testament foundations 1 course; 3 credit hours; 1 credit-100; therefore total 3x$100=$300

Systematic theology 1        1 course; 3 credit hours; 1 credit-100; therefore total 3x$100=$300

Church history 1                1 course; 3 credit hours; 1 credit-100; therefore total 3x$100=$300

Pastoral theology               1 course; 3credit hours; 1credit-100; therefore total 3x$100=$300

Planning and Development team.

Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm the president of Grace Bible Reformed University will conduct planning meetings, interviews and development for the school with various staff, professors and partners.

Do you offer a distance (or online) program?

Yes, we offer online/distance classes especially for students far away from the campus. The professor of the class will give more details of how class runs when students enrolled in the program.

What do you require as part of the admissions process?

Applicant must write a brief testimony of one's faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Applicant should briefly write a statement about the calling to the ministry

Pastoral Recommendation Letter

Family or friend recommendation letter.

Transcripts from high school/secondary school if applying for bachelor's program

and transcripts from previous academic institutions if applying for master's or doctorate programs.

What is the cost for the 2023-2024 academic year?

The semester fee at GBRU is $110, and has to be paid before the end of a semester. You can start classes without paying this fee.

And the tuition for course is $100 per credit. To provide an example, if you took three (3) classes this coming Fall 2024 with each course consisting of 3 credits apiece, that would be:

3 courses x 3 credits (per course) = 9 total credits

9 x $100 per credit = $900 tuition + $110 semester fee = $1,100 total for the Fall 2024 semester

GBRU can weaver $110 semester fee if you choose to pay $330 per course or 330 per two courses or 630 per three course in a semester. GBRU semester is 3 to 4 months long.

Payment Plan

GBRU has an installment plan for our students that allows them to pay their tuition across a four (4) month period beginning on the first day of class. For example, if the first day of class begins on the 11th of September, the first tuition payment would be due that day (September 11), followed by October 12, November 12, and December 12 as subsequent due dates. Semester fees are due on the day a student registers in each term.

Do you have scholarships?

Yes, Grace Bible Reformed University applies the Hardship Scholarship for all admitted students. Through the giving and support of generous donors and churches, all donations for scholarships are placed into one lump sum in the seminary’s budget each academic year to reduce the cost of tuition and fees for all students, making student costs as low as possible. The Hardship Scholarship is directly reflected in the affordability of a GBRU education.

Do you take transfer credits from other seminaries?

Yes, on a case-by-case basis, credits may be transferred toward the master's and doctorate program but not the Certificate program. We want to make sure a student’s earned credits were taken at a reputable seminary that provides solid biblical and theological content and rigorous grading. We can accept credits from graduate-level courses completed at other bible and theological schools' if there is a corresponding course or elective in our GBRU curriculum to which we can apply them.

We can accept a certain number of credits for master's level coursework from approved institutions, up to 45 credits for our master's or doctorate program. After a prospective student has started an official application at GBRU, the GBRU Registrar, upon direct request, can perform an unofficial transfer credit audit of the applicant’s previous coursework. To do an unofficial audit (i.e., to help determine how much previous coursework might transfer), the Registrar may use an unofficial transcript submitted directly from the student. However, to do an official audit in the future, we would need an official transcript sent directly to GBRU from the Registrar's Office of any previous institution.

Do I have to hold a bachelor's degree (i.e., undergraduate degree) to attend GBRU?

No. You can attend GBRU doing certificate program without bachelor's degree. But to apply for a bachelor's you need a high school diploma/certificate. And if you need to apply for master's program you need a bachelor's degree and if you want to apply for doctorate program, you need a master's degree. We are unable to admit an applicant to a master’s program for individuals who have not completed a bachelor’s degree.

All applicants without a bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply to the Certificate program. Our Certificate program offers the same courses and course professors as our master’s programs. There will be an opportunity for students who are admitted to GBRU and excel in the Certificate program (i.e., finishing it to completion) to go further in their studies and take Diploma-level courses if approved by GBRU administration. All credits earned in the Certificate program may be transferred to the Diploma program. Our courses are quite challenging, though, requiring: (a) high-level research and writing; and (b) about 800 pages of reading per course. We want students without a bachelor's degree to achieve success and starting them in the Certificate program is the best way to ensure that goal.

How many credits are required for each of your degree programs, and how long will it take to complete each degree?

The amount of time it takes to complete a degree varies from student to student, but the numbers below provide general estimates:

Bachelor's of Theology (Th.B) 2-3 years

Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S) 1-2years

Master of Divinity (MDiv) 3-4 years

Master of Theology (ThM) 1-2years

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) 2-3 years

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 3-5 years

 

Can international students' study at GBRU?

Yes, International students can study at GBRU through online classes right now. But in future when we have places for them to live while studying, those accepted to any of our programs will study at our main campus. But if there are international students that live nearby and plan to attend our school, they are more than welcome to study with us.

 

What types of students are admitted at GBRU once accepted?

Grace Bible Reformed University admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at school.

GBRU does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

What is GBRU's purpose statement?

Grace Bible Reformed University purpose is to teach Christian theological education to all people regardless of race, color, gender and nationality or ethnicity. Purpose of GBRU is rooted in its vision and mission. The school trains Prison Religious Volunteers, Prisoners, Christian Educators, Pastors, and Chaplains so that they can serve God well in the world. GBRU makes disciples of Christ who will in turn make others disciples of Jesus Christ.

What are GBRU's doctrinal and ethical standards?

GBRU Faculty and students are required to subscribe to the reformed creeds and confessions; and the five solos.

Creeds: The apostle's creed, The Nicene Creed, The Athanasian Creed.

Confessions: The Heidelberg Catechism, The Belgic Confession, The Canons of Dort, The Belhar Confession.

Five solos: Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone); Sola fide (faith alone); Sola gratia (grace alone); Solus Christus (Christ alone); soli Deo gloria (God’s glory alone)

 

Prospective students and faculty must affirm the following statements of evangelical essentials for admission to GBRU:

I believe in the authority and inspiration of the Holy Scriptures.

I believe that the God of the Bible is the only true and living God.

I believe that God is one in essence and three in persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

I believe that Christ was born of the virgin Mary thrugh the power of the Holy Spirit.

I believe that Christ became a man in his incarnation while remaining at the same time fully God.

I believe that Christ lived a sinless and perfect life.

I believe that Christ died innocently on the cross to pay for the sins of guilty sinners.

I believe that Christ rose bodily from the dead.

I believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

I believe that Christ will physically appear again at the last day.

I believe that there will be a bodily, general resurrection of the dead.

I believe that those who are in Christ will enter into eternal joy, and those who are lost shall enter into eternal punishment.

 

Is GBRU an accredited seminary?

Yes. Grace Bible reformed University is an accredited member of the International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary & Higher Education (QAHE).

Can I visit the GBRU Campus?

Yes, prospective students are welcome to visit our campus in Florence Arizona. We are open to the public Tuesday and Thursdays starting the second week of June 2024.

Do you accept the GI Bill or VA education benefits?

Yes and please contact school administrator. 

 

What type of professors does GBRU have?

Good standing with their denominations (Reformed). All professors have Doctorate level degrees in the fields they are teaching. All professors have or must have teaching experience.