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Eligibility Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

Application Instructions

Complete the following steps to apply to YTI’s Diploma of Christian Theology program. If you need any help along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us at 406-404-1600 or !

  • Complete the Application for Admission.

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  • $20 application fee. (See below for payment options.)

  • International students must fulfill special requirements and need to contact the YTI admissions office for more information.

Payment of Fees/Tuition

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  • Online:
    • After submitting your application, an email will be sent to you from an enrollment counselor and you will receive a link to an online invoice.

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    • Yellowstone Theological Institute

      P.O. Box 1347

      Bozeman, MT 59771

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Diploma of Christian Theology Courses

10 Classes [30 credit hours]

BIB 530


The term “hermeneutics” refers to the act of interpretation. In this course, students will learn the basics of biblical, theological, and cultural interpretation. This course is basic for the Master of Arts degree. (3 credits)


BIB 531

Old Testament 1: The Torah & Histories

The Old Testament is vast, spanning from the creation of the cosmos to the exile and return of God’s people Israel. In this course, we examine the fundamental texts of the Hebrew faith, called the “Torah” and the “Histories.” The Torah consists of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The Histories cover Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. The course focuses on the narrative and theology of the Torah and Histories in the quest to understand Judeo-Christian origins, holiness, obedience and disobedience. (3 credits)


BIB 532

Old Testament 2: The Prophets & Poetry

The Old Testament is vast, spanning from the creation of the cosmos to the exile of God’s people Israel. In this course, we examine the particular contexts, images, and stories of the prophetic and poetic books within their historical contexts (Isaiah-Malachi, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and the Five Scrolls), focusing on the theology and interpretation of these texts over time. (3 credits)


BIB 534

New Testament 1: From the Gospels to the Early Church

The New Testament continues and consummates the drama begun in the Old Testament. In particular, it focuses on Jesus of Nazareth as the solution to the cosmic problem originating in Genesis 3. This course focuses on the person, work, and teaching of Jesus provided for us in the four Gospels, as well as the birth of the church in Acts. (3 credits)


BIB 535

New Testament 2: Romans to Revelation

Following the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the earliest expressions of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church are articulated by Paul, the apostle. This course covers the narrative, history and theology of the Paul’s epistles: Acts, Galatians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Romans, 1 & Corinthians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus; as well as the general epistles: Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, John’s Epistles, Jude, and the Apocalypse of John. The course covers the context, theology, and history of reception of these writings. (3 credits)


SPR 530

Spiritual Practices

Study of the spiritual practices regards the manner in which ministers and Christians-in-general attend to the care of their own spiritual lives, as well as how they can help others in identifying and managing the spiritual issues in their lives. The spiritual disciplines focus on creating healthy individual and communal spirituality, as well as how we can help others cultivate a healthy spirituality. (3 credits)


THEO 531

Introduction to Theology: History, Heresy, and Creed

Introduction to Theology is a basic historical survey of the development of theology from the first century to the present day. It takes care to investigate the first creeds, the canonization of scripture, catholic orthodoxy and heresy, Orthodoxy, the Reformation, Modern theology, Evangelicalism, and the Postmodern turn. The course is designed to give the student a contextual background for Christian theological claims. (3 credits)


THEO 532

Christian Doctrines I

Christian Doctrine is developed from the seed of the early Christian creeds, and articulated in specific cultural contexts. Christian Doctrines I covers theological method and the following doctrines: Revelation, God, Creation, Sin, and Christ. (3 credits)


THEO 533

Christian Doctrines II

A continuation of Christian Doctrines I, Christian Doctrines II covers the following doctrines: Soteriology (Salvation), Pneumatology (The Holy Spirit), Ecclesiology (The Church), and Eschatology (Last Things – Consummation of Creation). (3 credits)



Select one elective BIB, THEO, SPR, WCT, ADV, or ARTS course. (3 credits)


*NOTE: All programs subject to change.

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