THE AFSI MASTER’S PROGRAM The Masters of Divinity Program is a 2-year, 48-point program. Classes will be held for 4 hours each of the 9 months September through May. The course may be taken by correspondence through YouTube and Live Streaming. The Seminary’s Master’s course and the degree certificate can be certified by the Commonwealth Open University for an extra fee ($650). Completion of the course requires submission by May 1 of a Master’s Thesis. The thesis topic and outline must be submitted to AFSI by the end of October for approval. Thesis Guidelines can be found at the end of this section. Prior to thesis submission, the course requires timely submission of all assignment papers. Separately you have been provided the required master’s book list, which you are expected to read. However, you are free to substitute any book of your choosing if it supports your thesis. Please inform the dean when a substitution is made. All students, at the end of the course, will be expected to attend our annual retreat during which, among other activities, they will be given an oral examination based on the year’s studies. Masters students will be required to present and discuss their thesis. Please refer to the detailed Curriculum for more information and required dates.