ATS Accreditation standards require students to complete one-third of a master's degree coursework on campus (also termed "in residence"). Coursework required on campus for the MDiv is 24 semester hours; 58 hours may be earned online. For the MAMC and MTS the on-campus requirement is 16 hours; 32 hours may be completed online. Students in the MASJ program may earn 26 hours online and 12 on campus. Individual students who plan carefully and are able to take advantage of the course offerings are able to complete the on-campus hours in concentrated one-week or weekend courses in the fall, spring, or summer terms. Graduate Diploma and Certificate students doing the programs in general theological studies and biblical studies can complete all 15 hours in the online format. United Methodist students at Phillips are required by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church to do all work on campus.