The Saint Paul Course of Study School offers a variety of formats. The primary session for full-time local pastors is held each summer for four weeks in July, when all courses in the program are offered. Each January, the winter session offers courses in the second, third, and fourth years and is available to both full-time and part-time local pastors. Courses for part-time local pastors only are offered in fall and spring sessions where classes are held one weekend per month for three consecutive months.
COS at Saint Paul offers Saturday School for part-time local pastors in Springfield, Missouri and at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University.
The summer and winter sessions of the Saint Paul Course of Study School use an integrative teaching model. Foundational and functional classes are taught together, exposing students to both theory and application. Students enroll for one module that includes two courses and is taught by two instructors.
Course of Study School is designed to be a year-round learning experience. Registered students receive advance assignments and book lists from which to prepare. Students who do not complete and submit the assignments by the published deadlines will be withdrawn from the program. Students also receive further assignments during class sessions.