Advanced Course of Study (ACOS) consists of thirty-two semester hours (or the quarter hour equivalent) of graduate theological study offered by a seminary recognized by the University Senate. ACOS must include the Basic Graduate Theological Studies. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry offers some of the ACOS course requirements through an online portal.

ACOS is often a non-degree program. As such, funding (scholarships or grants) for ACOS is often limited. However, some University Senate approved schools are starting to offer master degree programs specifically designed to meet the requirements of ACOS. Degree programs, while they might require completion of a few additional hours of coursework, are usually eligible for additional scholarship/grant/educational loan funding. Contact the conference registrar for additional information.