School Term

The regular school year usually begins on the second or third Monday of June and ends on the first or second week of March. Classes are on a semestral system (one semester lasts for 16 weeks), with a one-week break between terms. A longer break period is provided at the middle of the second semester, lasting from mid-December to mid-January.

The Curriculum Plan

All academic classes in the Seminary curriculum earn three units, unless otherwise specified, and are placed in one of three categories, which include:

  • Biblical Studies Area – The purpose of the Biblical Studies Area is to enable the Christian minister to understand the text and context of the Bible for ministry. (This area includes : bible Interpretation, Biblical Languages, Hermeneutics, New Testament , Old Testament).
  • Historical-Theological Studies Area – The purpose of the Theology & History Studies Area is to enable the Christian minister to understand the historical contents of the Christian faith and their implications for the ever-changing cultural context. (This area includes: Ethics, History, Philosophy, and Theology).
  • Practical Studies Area – The purpose of the Practical Studies Area is to train and develop ministers in the skills and character traits needed for Christian ministry. (This area includes: Christian Education, Evangelism, Ministerial Leadership – Administration, Missions, Music, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Preaching, and Worship.

Degree Programs

PBTS offers degree programs, in theology and in music, that aim to equip God’s servant-leaders in various facets of the ministry.  Each degree program is designed to have a balance of rigorous theological thinking and practical hands-on training. In order to be able to enter into a program, a student must comply with the basic entrance requirements stated in this section.

Entrance Requirements for Degree Programs

All students desiring to enter any of the degree programs must meet its set requirements.

  • For the two-year degree programs:
  1. Finished a four-year college or university bachelor’s degree of no less than 140 credit units.
  2. Achieved a minimum of 81 percent average in seminary work through the first year of study.
  • For the three-year degree programs:
  1. Same as above but with a modification for the Grade Point Average and Research.
  2. A minimum 85 percent average in seminary work up to the second year of study, and
  3. Have demonstrated the ability to write an acceptable academic research paper evidenced by a minimum grade of 85 percent in RD 361.
  • For non-college graduates:
  1. Completed at least 74 college units, including 12 units in English; or
  2. Completed at least a two-year vocational course, including 12 units in English

Entrance Requirements for Non-Degree Programs

PBTS offers certificate and associate programs for students who do not intend to enter into a regular degree program. Applicants need only to accomplish the application forms.

Academic Calendar

Here are the notable dates for PBTS School Year 2017-2018:


April 10                                    Summer Class Enrollment

April 11                                     CLASSES BEGIN

April 22                                    Final Exam

April 23 –  June 10                 Summer Break

June 5                                       First Semester English Exam, 2:00 p.m.

June 6-9                                   First Semester Enrollment

June 12                                     General Orientation (whole day)

June 13                                     CLASSES BEGIN

June 29                                    Convocation

July 13,14                                 Preliminary Exam

July 15                                      PBTS Foundation Day

August 17-18                           Mid-Term Exam

September 5-8                        Spiritual Emphasis Week

September 21-22                    First Semester Final Exam

Sept 23 – Oct 6                        First Semester Break

October 2                                 Second Semester English Exam, 2:00 p.m.

October 3-6                             Second Semester Enrollment

October 9                                 Second Semester General Orientation

October 10                               CLASSES BEGIN

November 16,17                      Preliminary Exam

November 20-24                    Tentative Schedule of LCSBC Conference

Nov 29,30                               Sports Fest

December 18-31,                   Christmas Break



January 8-10                          Annual Lide-Walker Bible Conference

January 11-12                         5th S.E.E. Summit

January 23                             Resumption of Second Semester

Jan 26                                     Mid-Term Exam

March 6,7                              Second Semester Final Exam

March 7-8                             Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

March 8                                Graduation Banquet

March 9                                61st Commencement, 9:00 a.m.

March 14-16, 2018             ANNUAL FACULTY MEETING