Frequently Asked Questions
What Degrees does HPU Currently Offer?
Associates of Arts in Biblical Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Biblical Studies)
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Business and Leadership
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling and Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Coaching
Master of Arts in Theology (Biblical Studies)
Master of Arts in Practical Ministry
Doctor of Philosophy (Theology)
Doctor of Philosophy (Practical Ministry)
NOTE: Additional Degree Programs will be added in the near future.
What are the Core Values of HPU?
Biblical Higher Education
The Institution strives to provide the highest quality education. Education must have balance in theory and practice, providing the intellectual, practical, and spiritual skills necessary for one to be successful. Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Proverbs 1:1-7; 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 15
The Institution affirms that God has provided absolute truth in Scripture. The Scripture is sufficient for life change and is the framework for historic Baptist teaching. 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:3
Glorification of Christ
The Institution has as its standard that one’s purpose is to glorify Christ in all things: in thought, conduct, and motives. Jesus Christ is the standard and value of all things. Philippians 3:7-14; Colossians 1:17; 3:1-17
The Institution believes God’s creation has purpose. That purpose is fulfilled in a person’s total obedience to Jesus Christ, conforming to His image. Romans 8:28-29; Ephesians 4:20-24
Qualified Teaching Faculty
The Institution maximizes its impact on students through faculty members who are professionals. They possess a body of knowledge and skills, have ministry experience, and engage students in learning both inside and outside the classroom. Since faculty serve students who are preparing for ministry, professionalism includes not only the standard expectations of one who teaches in an institution of biblical higher education, but also includes spiritual qualities characteristic of Christian leaders. 1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:2
The Institution makes its students’ personal relationships with Christ the center of curricular and extra-curricular experiences. Students of the present generation need the assurance that there is a God to believe; One who is holy, good, and the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Jesus Christ Himself is the truth; He is the standard and value of all things. Colossians 1:17; 3:1-17; Hebrews 13:8
The Institution prepares those who desire to serve God to fulfill their life goals as they impact society for Jesus Christ. Acts 17:22-24; 1 Corinthians 9: 20-22
The Institution educates and challenges students to adopt the value of continued learning that enhances their Christ-centered ministries and marketplace professions. Proverbs 1:5; Philippians 3:13-14; 2 Timothy 2:15
What are the requirements for admission?
Prospective students should show potential for academic success and evidence of outstanding Christian character.
– GPA: 2.2 minimum
– SAT: 980 minimum
– ACT: 18 minimum
– Must demonstrate consistent Christian character
Students with troubled academic pasts who can demonstrate a commitment to higher education and the potential for academic success are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet the academic recommendations listed above. Mitigating circumstances may allow for the Admissions Committee to grant probationary acceptance.
Applicants must complete the application packet, or complete the online application process.
What are the Institutional Goals of HPU?
Biblical Wisdom is the perspective that observes and evaluates life according to God’s Word, and consequently, defines how one should live.
Academic Excellence is the lifelong pursuit and acquisition of knowledge and skills to produce personal, professional, and cross-cultural competencies.
The curriculum will equip students to:
Develop a disposition for life-long learning.
Develop a disposition for life-long spiritual growth.
Demonstrate biblical self-discipline and decision-making in life.
Utilize systematic principles and abilities to make informed decisions and solve problems.
What Makes Holy Patriot University Unique?
The Lord has given Holy Patriot University a specific calling: to train and equip totally committed disciples of Jesus who have a burning desire to love and serve God and are dedicated to transforming their world. Our gifted faculty and leadership team are committed to fulfilling this divine calling and to seeing an entire generation impacted by the power of Jesus Christ.
Our faculty come from many different backgrounds and have a wide range of ministry gifting and educational backgrounds. Holy Patriot University also has a diverse program that offers many ministry opportunities. This enables Holy Patriot University to help each student discover his or her individual gifts and callings.
Can I transfer credits to Holy Patriot University?
Holy Patriot University will consider requests to transfer credits on an individual basis. Students should submit a transfer of credit requests to the Registrar.
Holy Patriot University can transfer credits from accredited institutions such as colleges, seminaries, Christian universities, etc. The credits must be reported on an official transcript. No more than 60 credit hours may be transferred. Courses transferred must be equivalent in content and requirements to courses in the Holy Patriot University catalog.
Accepting credits earned at another institution is the prerogative of the receiving institution. No college, school or accrediting agency can require another institution to accept in transfer credit earned somewhere else. Even when the sending institution is accredited by the same agency as the receiving school, there is no guarantee credits will transfer.
Students wishing to transfer credits to other schools are responsible for finding out about the acceptance of credit by the receiving institution.
How much does Holy Patriot University Cost?
Per Semester (12-18 Credits) = $7,485.00
Per Credit Hour (1-11 Hours) = $499.00
Per Credit Hour (Military / First Responders) = $350.00
Application Fee: $50.00
Wellness Fee: $100.00
Facility Fee: $150.00
Technology Fee: $250.00
Athletic Fee: $250.00
Is Holy Patriot University Accredited?
All courses that are implemented by Holy Patriot University are accredited by the National Bible College Association who is authorized to grant Certificates, and to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. National Bible College Association is an evangelical, faith-based, accrediting agencies.
The Courses that Holy Patriot University implements are fully accredited by the National Bible College Association and is a non-governmental accreditation, extended exclusively to private, Christian institutions upon inspection and approval of their programs, operations, and integrity.
The National Bible College Association is a worldwide accreditation agencies that honors the separation of church and state, and extends beyond national boundaries. Its standards and expectations measure compliance with scriptural principles as applied to education.
THE PURPOSE OF ACCREDITATION IS TO:
Certify that an institution has met the established standards of excellence assist prospective students in identifying reputable institutions, which offer degree programs that will meet their needs and goals allow institutions to evaluate the acceptability of transfer credits into their own curricula programs
In the United States, accreditation of universities and seminaries is a voluntary process with accreditation granted by private, non-governmental agencies. Governmental agencies do not provide theological or ministry accreditation.
Government-recognized accreditation is not necessary for the religious vocations in which we are equipping our students and people working in ministry positions do not need a government-accredited degree.
We do not prepare our students for secular work or denominational service. We will seek to provide a sound theological standing from which our students may fulfill their divine purpose and calling.
Our status as a Christian University is as follows:
Registered with the Secretary of State in Florida, USA and fully accredited by the National Bible College Association.
Holy Patriot University Degree Programs of Study have been declared by the appropriate State Authority exempt from the requirements for licensure, under provisions of Florida General Statutes Section 1005.06(1)(f) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Click here to view our status with the Florida Department of Education.
Exemption from licensure is not based upon assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.
Our courses meet the requirements established by many private, independent, and professional associations. Various regionally or nationally accredited Christian Universities, colleges and seminaries throughout the United States may accept transfer students, credits and degrees from Holy Patriot University.
Transferability of credits earned at Holy Patriot University and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ACCREDITATION
Holy Patriot University is applying for National Accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education recognition at this time but does not guarantee the acceptance of academic credit by colleges and universities or other Bible schools.