General description

From the Fall Semester 1999-2006 the Seminary offered, in conjunction with Church of God Theological Seminary (now Pentecostal Theological Seminary) in Cleveland, TN, graduate courses using an innovative educational strategy designed for those who are already engaged in Christian Ministry (i.e. the In-Service Model). In 2007 a co-operation was signed with Lee University, Cleveland, TN, for the provision of graduate studies whereby the part-time In-Service model has proved valuable.

Aim and goal

Graduate studies courses offered in cooperation with Lee University are aimed at mature students who have completed undergraduate education equivalent to a bachelor's degree and desire advanced theological training.
Via the In-Service Model or online, students are taking graduate courses leading toward the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Studies and Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology both requiring 90 ECTS. The courses are normally completed in three years part-time but may be extended.


Lee University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master, and education specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lee University. In 2019, the Baden-Württemberg accreditation agency Evalag has granted German accreditation to the two Master programs offered in conjunction with Lee University

Transfer of graduate credits

Transfer of credit for graduate studies is limited to the conditions set by Lee University outlined as follows:

  1. It must be from schools accredited by the Accrediting Associations (ATS and Regional Accrediting Associations of Schools and Colleges in the USA) and schools belonging to ICETE.
  2. It cannot normally exceed more than two courses or six credits.
  3. It must be approved by the ETS Academic Dean and program Directors at Lee.