Would you like to take courses for credit, without working toward a degree? Consider enrolling as a non-degree seeking student. Non-degree students may enroll in as many as two courses per semester, up to a total of four courses (12 credits) before declaring a degree program.

The application procedure and requirements for non-degree students are the same as those for master's degree students. 

Frequently, students are referred to us by Committees on Preparation for Ministry to complete coursework as a requirement for ordination or to take ordination exams. If you’re looking to satisfy a request by your committee, you're in the right place!

Presbyterian Ordination Preparation Courses

As part of the ordination process, occasionally students who have completed their education in the past are required to take courses to prepare for ministry in the PC(USA) and for the ordination exams. Typically, committees require students to obtain credits for these courses. To do so, you may fill out an application for admission, and select “non-degree” as your program. Upon acceptance, you will be able to take up to four courses for credit.

The following courses are frequently recognized as fulfilling that requirement. You are encouraged to review these courses with your committee to determine their application to your specific circumstances.

Biblical Language

OT210 and OT220 - Hebrew Grammar I and Hebrew Grammar II and Exegesis
NT210 and NT220 - Greek Grammar I and Greek Grammar II and Exegesis

Theological Competence

TH210 - Christian Theology I
TH320 - Christian Theology II

Worship and Sacraments

WS110 - Exploring Christian Worship

Church Polity

EF410 - Presbyterian Polity

Apply online or contact the Admissions Office at admissions@pts.edu for more information.