Academic Credit Defined

The Graduate Theological Foundation values eight (8) contact hours as one (1) college credit and requires 120 credits for each of the degree programs.
One (1) contact hour is calculated as clock time combined with:
  • Study
  • Preparation
  • Interactive time spent engaged in an educational activity
The GTF awards 90 credits for five or more years of work that is:
  • Post-high school
  • Professional-level
  • Paid or volunteer
  • Carried out as part of a social service ministry or within a faith community
The final 30 credits of study must be completed by following the GTF’s online curriculum for each specific degree program.