Students returned to classes today as BSK celebrates its largest enrollment since 2011.
The semester is significant because it launches BSK’s redesigned M.Div. program. Students can complete their M.Div. in 75 hours, down from the previous 90 hours.
The new M.Div. program features new courses, including “Black and Womanist Theology” and “Introduction to Theological Education.” Both courses are required.
Earlier this year BSK was fully accredited for distance education by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Students from Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Missouri and other states joined online classes today alongside students from Kentucky.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work by the faculty and staff that has allowed BSK to strengthen our programs and grow access for additional students,” explained BSK president Dr. David Cassady.
BSK is a rapidly growing seminary with presence on the campuses of Simmons College of Kentucky, one of the state’s two Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Georgetown College, the oldest Baptist college west of the Appalachian Mountains. The seminary now also offers participation in all programs and courses online.
With an emphasis on racial justice, women in ministry, pastoral care, and rural ministry, BSK offers the Master of Divinity Degree, Graduate Certificate Programs, and non-credit workshop series through BSK’s Flourish Center for Congregational Imagination.