NAPTI has presented the below “Degree Titles,” which will be deemed appropriate and acceptable from member Bible Colleges, Seminaries and Universities. Please be advised, however, that your institution may, at its discretion issue Degrees under approved Ecclesiastical Tiles (i.e. Biblical Studies, Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Christian Ministry, Divinity, Ministry, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education, Religious Philosophy, Theology, etc.). The below represent the standard acceptable Degree Titles issued on a universal basis through schools of biblical and theological learning.

Associates Degrees:
Associate in Biblical Studies
Associate in Christian Counseling
Associate in Christian Education
Associate in Christian Ministry
Associate in Church Administration
Associate in Ministry
Associate in Pastoral Ministry
Associate in Practical Ministry
Associate in Sacred Theology
Associate of Theological Studies
Graduate Degrees:
Graduate of Divinity
Graduate of Ministry
Graduate of Theology
Bachelors Degrees:
Bachelor of Church Administration
Bachelor of Christian Counseling
Bachelor of Christian Education
Bachelor of Christian Ministry
Bachelor of Divinity
Bachelor of Ministry
Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry
Bachelor of Pastoral Counseling
Bachelor of Pastoral Theology
Bachelor of Practical Ministry
Bachelor of Religious Education
Bachelor of Theology
Masters Degrees:
Master of Church Administration
Master of Christian Counseling
Master of Christian Education
Master of Christian Ministry
Master of Divinity
Master of Pastoral Counseling
Master of Practical Ministry
Master of Pastoral Ministry
Master of Pastoral Theology
Master of Religious Education
Master of Theological Studies
Master of Theology
Doctoral Degrees:
Doctor of Canon Law
Doctor of Christian Counseling
Doctor of Christian Education
Doctor of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Missiology
Doctor of Pastoral Education
Doctor of Religious Education
Doctor of Theology
Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies
NOTE: The Associates of Arts, Associates of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctorate of Philosophy designations must specify a Religious Modifier (i.e. Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Church Administration, Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, Doctorate of Philosophy in Religious Studies).

Honorary Degrees

Bible Colleges, Seminaries/Universities are authorized to issue Honorary Degrees (i.e. Honorary Doctor of Divinity; Honorary Doctor of Letters; Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, etc.). It is to be noted that these types of Degrees hold no academic standing, and therefore will not be counted towards credits for an earned Degree from another member institution. NAPTI currently maintains that any member school issuing Honorary Degrees are limited to no more than ten (10) Honorary Degrees per year. Honorary Degrees must specify that the conferal of such a diploma is “Honorary.”