Online Master of Divinity Degree Program

Central’s Master of Divinity degree prepares leaders for seeking God, shaping church, and serving humanity and all creation

Central’s innovative online Master of Divinity degree program is uniquely designed to help you craft a ministry that is tuned to your vocational or entrepreneurial goals, either as full-time clergy or in your chosen profession or walk in life. It will equip you with a new, empowering vision of ministry so that you can become a transformative agent in the emerging global Christian community. Students in the Master of Divinity online program will encounter a diverse community of learners, enriching online discussions, and content that challenges persons to think more deeply about their faith.

Central’s online Master of Divinity Degree Program is:

AFFORDABLE - reasonable tuition rates and scholarship assistance

ACCESSIBLE - participate anywhere you can be online

ACCREDITED - recognized by two national accrediting bodies

MDiv students prepare for jobs as Chaplains, Non-profits leaders, and Ministers. The degree is generally the preferred educational credential for chaplaincy certification, required by most branches of the military to service as a chaplain, and necessary for ordination in many church denominations.

Central’s online MDiv weaves the signature theological “pillars” of formation, interpretation, contextualization and performance with “threads” of learning to bring contemporary relevance to every course. “Threads” include subjects like racial diversity, cross cultural understanding, social justice, environmental theology, sexual identity, religious pluralism, creative expression and more. At Central we value:

  • Disciplined Learning: We believe that cultivation of learning skills, the gaining and sharing of knowledge, and practical application are foundational to all that we do.
  • Community: We foster a communal process of learning, worship and service.
  • Diversity: We respect the richness of diversity as we engage voices of different ages, races, ethnicities, genders and faith traditions in a welcoming and open environment.
  • Justice: We model justice and stewardship in fulfillment of our Mission, forming students to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
  • Heritage: We value our place in the history of the universal church, our Trinitarian theology and our historic roots as a Christ-centered Baptist institution.
  • Creativity: We participate with the Spirit in generative and innovative methods.

Central’s vision is to be a leading seminary offering innovative theological education and effective ministry formation in a global context. We have a long history and yet find ourselves moving in many new and exciting ways as the Spirit continually leads us into the future. With over 400 students in a variety of educational programs, Central is exploring new ways to prepare those God is calling to special service in our world today.

We invite you to learn more about Central. We invite you to be part of our learning community!

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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Central Baptist Theological Seminary collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the https://www.cbts.edu website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Central Baptist Theological Seminary. The privacy of our Users is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information may be received and collected by and how it could be used.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Server log files

Like most websites, https://www.cbts.edu makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. Typically the raw log files are used for security incident tracking.

Web browser cookies & web beacons

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. We may use cookies to store information about User’s preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on User’s browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. Central Baptist Theological Seminary has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-parties outside of our domain, apply.cbts.edu. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Analytics tracking code (in support of Display Advertising, Remarketing, Demographics and Interest Reporting)

The Google Analytics features may have been implemented based on Display Advertising (e.g., Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). Users can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings. We do not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features that is based on a DoubleClick cookie unless we have a robust notice of, and the user’s prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to, that merger. Google encourages you to install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. We may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show my ads on sites across the Internet. This website and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this website. This website and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to your site. We may use data from Google’s Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html We also may use Yandex in a similar way to Google Analytics, please see their poisiton on privacy on their site at https://legal.yandex.com/privacy/

How we may use collected information

Central Baptist Theological Seminary may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes: To improve customer service, Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently. To personalize user experience, We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site. To improve our Site, We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services. To process payments, We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service. To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature, To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them. To send periodic emails, We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

How we may protect your information

We may adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users may happen over a SSL secured communication channel and may be encrypted and protected with digital signatures. Our Site may also (in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards) create a secure environment as possible for Users.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Central Baptist Theological Seminary has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Attn: General Counsel
6601 Monticello Road
Shawnee KS 66226-3513
Phone 913-667-5730

This document was last updated on February 10th, 2017


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