Philadelphia Biblical University or PBU is a private, non-profit Christian institute of education located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1913, the PBU was the product of a merger of two Bible schools: Bible Institute of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia School of the Bible. The two Bible schools merged in 1951 to become Philadelphia Bible Institute which offered a three-year Bible diploma course. In 1958, the school was granted permission to offer a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Bible degree. In the same year, the institute changed its name to Philadelphia College of Bible which became Philadelphia Biblical University in the year 2000 when the college achieved full university status.
Today, PBU offers a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in several areas of study. With its mission to “educate students to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically minded, well-educated, and professionally competent men and women of character” topmost in its mind, the university grants every undergraduate student with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible. Students may work towards a dual degree and take up a course in Business, Education, Music or Social Work. PBU also maintains a Graduate School offering Master of Science and Master of Divinity degrees.
Cost of attendance at PBU for fulltime, undergraduate students varies depending on whether they are classified as on-campus, or commuter students. For on-campus undergraduate residents students, cost of attendance is US$29,163; and for commuters, US$20,688. For graduate students, cost of attendance for non-Bible programs is US$595.00 per credit hour; for Master of Divinity degree, US$475.00 per credit hour; and for Master of Science in Bible, US$475.00 per credit hour. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.
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