A call to ministry is a call to prepare. Diploma programs offer the same preparation that master’s-level students enjoy to those who have not earned a bachelor’s degree.
The Diploma program allows students over 30 years of age who do not have a bachelor's degree to immediately begin their master's program. Diploma students may transfer into the M.Div. after 24 hours of courses as long as they have maintained a 3.0 GPA.