Academic Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma or GED to enter into the College level programs (Associate and/or Bachelor).

For graduate studies, students must have a bachelor's degree (any major) to enter the master's degree program. Students must have a master's degree (any major) to enter the doctorate program.

The credit hours required to earn our degrees may also be earned through a combination of studies offered through MCBC.  We allow credit for your religious training and life work experience. 

Minister Training & Leadership Program (MTLP)
Those seeking a license in ministry can apply to the MTLP. (More info to follow.)

Credits Earned
How Credits are Earned 

Each degree and major, at each level, has a required core curriculum. Each student is assigned an academic advisor who will assist and help develop the course study program you wish to follow. Once this is done, a variety of methods may be used to fulfill the requirements for the desired degree. 

Each learning activity will be translated into course work, evaluated by your instructor and listed on your transcript. Some of the methods used to obtain credits include, but are not limited to, the following (this applies to both classroom, seminars, and satellite students): 
  • Transcripts of courses from other colleges, universities, and institutions 
  • Certificates and licenses 
  • Credit by examination 
  • Workshops, seminars, training programs, other degree programs 
  • We allow some credit toward degrees based upon your religious life experience and/or religious training 
  • Published papers or books 
  • Independent study and research projects 
  • Correspondence courses 
  • Volunteer work
  • Completing a written or oral examination. 

Students can show the level of knowledge they have acquired in different subject areas through standardized tests and potentially earn credit for class equivalency. 

Policy Statement 
Course Load Requirement: Workload expectations in this policy are an estimate of the amount of work needed for an average student to earn an average grade. Course grades are based on the quality of the work submitted, not on hours of effort. Workload expectations per credit do not vary with the method of delivery of the course or the length of the academic term. The minimum full-time load for undergraduate students is 9-12 credits. The minimum full-time load for a six-week summer term is 4-6 credits. 

If a student is enrolled in a three-unit class, they can expect six to nine hours of homework a week. For a two-unit class, the workload will be between four and six hours a week. The total time required to complete coursework varies according to the individual, but the average time commitment for a three-credit-hour class would be 12 hours a week, including online time if required. Regular submission of work is required. 

Some courses require students to meet frequent deadlines (such as weekly due dates), while others offer flexibility as to when assignments can be submitted. In most courses, students must submit minimum required assignments as specified by the instructor to avoid being administratively withdrawn from the course. Students should be sure to read all course information carefully when the course begins to understand the deadlines that apply in each course, that they are taking through MCBC. 

Grading System 
A = 4.0 (Excellent) 
A- = 3.7 
B = 3.0 (Good) 
B- = 2.7 
C+ = 2.5 
C = 2.0 (Average) 
Note: Below "C" is unacceptable for college-level work and receives an incomplete. 

Degree Completion 
The Average Time Limit for Completion of any Degree Program is as follows: 
Associate degree - 2 years to complete 
Bachelor's Degree - 4 years to complete 
Master's Degree - 1.5 years (1 and 1/2) to complete [the accelerated program is available (ADP) - 6 months] - contact us!
Doctorate Degree - 1-2 years to complete [the accelerated program is also available (ADP) - 1 and 1/2 years] - contact us!

Academic Advising 
Our Academic Advising team is here to serve the students of Mamre Christian Bible College. One of the ways in which we do that is by offering quality Academic Advising. Students are offered counsel regarding their programs, courses, academic skills, and academic challenges. Instructors should be consulted first with regard to specific courses. 

The Academic Advisors will meet with students if they are referred by their instructor, or with students who desire additional advising. Entering students meet with an Academic Advisor for an initial interview and course selection. For more information on our degree programs, you may contact one of our Academic Advisors by emailing the Registrar's Office. 

To enroll in a degree program, complete our Program Admissions Application Form.