A Word from the Vice President for Academic Affairs:

Jesus commanded us to love God with both heart and mind. Formal study is one way to do this. Academic rigor and spiritual vitality are the hallmarks of Criswell College course work. Professors are experts in their fields, not only teaching but also often publishing and/or presenting the results of their research. And remember, there is no secular/sacred divide. That is, every vocation may be done to the glory of God, and believers should constantly improve their ability to see all of life – including family, church, politics, the arts, etc. – from a biblical, Christian perspective.

Criswell offers a variety of degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's. Students choose from six majors on the Bachelor’s level: Biblical Studies, Church Planting and Revitalization (CPR), Education*, Ministry, Psychology, or Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Most bachelor’s degrees are 120 hours**, but some ambitious students pursue a double major, taking all their electives (15 hours) in a second major, and then completing 15 additional hours in that second major (totaling 135 hours). Master’s programs range from 36 to 90 hours, and sometimes require prerequisites. Master’s students choose between Christian Studies, Christian Leadership, Counseling, Theological and Biblical Studies, and Master of Divinity.

Our hope is that you would gain a deep love of learning at Criswell College, and that you would gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in God’s calling on your life. We are here to do everything we can to help you make that happen!

In Jesus’ service and yours,

Joseph D. Wooddell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Philosophy


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Check out this alumni testimonial video from Dr. Daniel L. Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

*The Bachelor of Science in Education degree program begins Fall 2016, and is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

**The Bachelor of Science in Education degree program will comprise approximately 138 credit hours.