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Diplomat of Biblical Studies

(120 Semester Hours)

Prerequisite: Emissary of Biblical Studies program (60 SH)

Twenty (+60 SH) additional level-four courses: (including the following and others under development)


Course description: The Diplomat of Biblical Studies program is a 120 semester hour program. Students may complete the program at their own rate of progress, with most students completing the program in approximately four to six years (including prerequisites). The program is very accessible to both full-time and bi-vocational students, with all courses being available through SMBI distance and locally led education formats.

Course objective: Prepares the student to be appointed; established; invested; or ordained with ministerial or pastoral duties or other like levels of responsibility.

“And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed” (Acts 14:23 KJV)


Cost of Program:*

  • Download from SMBI: No Cost (All PDF workbooks & MP3 class sessions)
  • Printed course workbook (each course): $15.00 (+shipping)
  • Individual courses on CD (each course): $5.00 (+shipping) (PDF workbook & MP3 class sessions)
  • Entire program on CD (all 20 courses): $80.00 (+shipping) (All PDF workbooks & MP3 class sessions)
  • SMBI supporter suggested donation $500.00 Note: Not a required fee. The suggested donation amount is for those who would like to support SMBI in the cost of providing this free Diplomat of Biblical Studies program. Visit the SMBI donations page for more information about donating at: Selah Mountain Donations
  *Does not include prerequisite costs.