Distance Programs

BTS offers a variety of programs and distance delivery methods. We believe that technology can enhance, carry, and empower learning when used correctly. We offer programs that can be pursued individually (traditionally correspondence) or in the community (video conference and cohort led) Almost all of BTS’s programs can be obtained through distance or a hybrid model. We work with each student to discover their learning needs and technological capabilities, to bring learning to you when you can’t come to us. While BTS believes that the best learning experience is the classroom experience on a weekly or monthly basis, we also believe that it is important to extend the classroom and educational opportunities to individuals and learning communities that cannot access classroom learning.


Director: Brandon Robbins


Distance Methodologies:

  • Traditional Correspondence (via Learn Dash LMS)
  • Video Conference live classroom (via Go-To-Training)
  • Video Conferencing Cohort (monthly meetings)
  • Directed Study with Supervision

Degrees Offered:

All of BTS degrees are available via distance either through traditional correspondence or through a hybrid delivery method (a combination of Directed Study and multiple delivery methods) The following programs are fully available via Self-Paced, Self-Directed Correspondence delivery:

Standard Distance: 

  • All Certificates (Learning and Advanced) [8-30 hours]
  • Master of Biblical Studies [40 hours]
  • Master of Apologetics [40 hours]
  • Master of Worship Ministry [40 hours]


The following programs are available in a hybrid methodology:

Hybrid Distance:

  • Master of Arts in Ministry: Pastoral Leadership
  • Master of Art in Ministry: Christian Education
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling 
  • Master of Arts in Public Theology
  • Master of Divinity
  • Masters of Divinity


For more information about our correspondence programs, specifically our Master of Biblical Studies program, please read the FAQ below!

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Birmingham, AL 35243-2923
Telephone: (205) 776-5650
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