Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t addressed, give us a call at 850-478-8496, ext. 5241, or e-mail pts-grad*pcci|edu. We’re here to help!
Yes! For more details, see accreditation.
Career Services helps PCC/PTS students and alumni seeking internships or employment. Through the Career Services website, you can see posted job openings and connect with organizations about your job interests.
PCC accepts or rejects credits based on its own institutional criteria, regardless of whether or not the school transferring credit is accredited.
Up to 3 hours of graduate credit can be transferred to a master’s or D.Min. degree (up to 32 hours for the M.Div.). Up to 9 hours of doctoral credit in research, statistics, writing, or technology may be transferred for the Ed.S. or Ed.D. degree. For more details, see academic credit policies.
For summer or one-week modules, residence hall accommodations are available for single or married students. Spouses are also welcome to stay if space is available and only pay room and board per session. Children are not permitted to stay in the residence halls. During the fall and spring semesters, residence hall accommodations are only available for single students.
Residence hall rooms are single occupancy for the summer but may have multiple occupants during the fall and spring semesters. Your room will have either a private or adjoining bathroom, standard twin-size beds, closet and dresser space, a desk, chairs, and shelving. Linens or pillows are not provided.
Graduate and seminary students are expected to maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA (2.00 for M.Div. and M.Min.).
The 4.00 grading system below is used for all students.
If you don’t earn a passing grade, you are able to repeat the course. All grades earned become part of your permanent record and will show on any PCC transcript. However, when a course is repeated, the highest grade you earned for that course will be used in computing your grade point average. (Note: Credit hours are only counted once for repeated courses.) For more details, see grading system.
A normal full-time, on-campus graduate load is 9 to 15 credits, depending on the program in which a student is enrolled. A maximum load is 16 credit hours per term.
Online-learning students can take as many as three courses per term.
Yes, you can take fewer credits than the normal credit load. However, keep in mind that taking fewer classes per semester means it’ll take longer to finish your degree. Also, you may be subject to changes in your degree requirements if you don’t attend consecutive semesters full-time.
If you’re attending for the first time, use the following checklist to apply:
Specific degree programs may include additional admission requirements.
Online-learning courses have the same lectures and course requirements as on-campus courses, but you can watch the lectures (recorded live in classrooms), interact with your instructor and other students, and complete course requirements at any time or place using a computer. These courses provide a traditional classroom experience without having to leave your current ministry or full-time employment.
Self-motivated individuals who are independent learners are ideal online-learning students.
View course listing for all available courses.
All courses are delivered via Canvas, a web-based learning management system.
You’ll access your courses online through a learning management system (LMS) called Canvas. You’ll be able to do your work; watch course videos; and communicate with other students, your teacher, and the Online Learning Office all in one place.
Yes, you’ll complete the same coursework as on-campus students.
Yes, you’ll need a proctor to administer and supervise the quizzes and tests for your online course.
There are multiple proctor options for students. Respondus is our preferred proctoring method and can be used by all students unless they are taking a special course that requires live remote proctoring (Examity). Live, in-person proctors can also be used unless a student is located internationally (Respondus or Examity is available). The proper options are indicated as students register for specific courses.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a stable Internet connection of at least 2.0 Mbps or higher available at the location(s) where you will be completing your course(s) online. You should verify that this access will be available before you register for online classes.
If you will be using Respondus online proctoring, you need to take your exams using a PC or Mac desktop computer or laptop, or an iPad. A webcam and a microphone are required. Chromebooks and cell phones cannot be used.
If you will be using Examity online proctoring, you need to take your exams using a PC or Mac desktop computer or laptop with a webcam and a microphone. Chromebooks, cell phones, or tablets cannot be used.
Please note: All students using Respondus or a live proctor will need to download LockDown Browser on their device before taking any tests.
View a current list of tuition and fees.
You can register for up to three courses per term.
See dates and deadlines for specific registration and term dates.
You may take up to seven years (six years for the D.Min. and five years for the Ed.S.) to complete your degree.
See course listing for all available courses.
The following degrees can be earned entirely online:
Apply for admission online. When you receive final acceptance, you can register for your online-learning courses online.
After receiving final acceptance, go online to register for your course.
See dates and deadlines for registration and term dates.
You can rent or buy textbooks through the Campus Store by calling 1-800-722-3570 or by e-mailing cstore*pcci|edu.