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Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is intended for graduates who desire to attain a critical grasp of Scripture, grounding in biblical languages, and a comprehensive understanding of Christian doctrine. As a student, you can expect to learn and develop analytic and reflexive skills to discuss critical issues facing the church today. You will also refine your practical skills in ministry, including leadership, preaching, teaching, pastoral ministry, discipleship and missions. The program also provides you with opportunities to delve deeper into specific areas of interest.

Overview/Admission Requirements

Accreditation Asia Theological Association
Credits

60 credits for theological bachelor’s degree holders

99 credits for non-theological bachelor’s degree holders

Duration

Full-time: Two years (60 credits)

Three years (99 credits)

Part-time: Up to six years (60 credits)

Up to nine years (99 credits)

Admission Requirements

You must:

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity
  • Be willing to engage in Christian ministry
  • Be recommended by your local church
  • Have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5

If you are an international applicant, you must have obtained a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT)/550(PBT) or an IELTS score of 6.0 (or the equivalent)

Anticipated
Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you should have:

  • Critical knowledge and understanding of Scripture and Christian doctrine
  • Well-developed skills in interpreting and applying Scripture to practical life situations
  • Competence in Biblical Hebrew or Greek so as to interpret and communicate biblical truth effectively
  • Well-informed understanding of the nature of the church, its ministry and mission
  • Well-developed discernment of the various trends in contemporary ministry
  • Well-developed capacity to reflect theologically on contemporary issues in the Christian community and make independently-formed judgments
  • Sanctified aspirations in professional ministry
  • Strong commitment to developing spiritual maturity in yourself and others
  • Competence in working with biblical, theological, historical and sociological perspectives of ministry
  • Good ability to conduct independent research and study
  • Good range of professional competencies in the church’s ministries 

Curriculum

BIBLE

30 credits

Old Testament Foundations* 3
New Testament Foundations* 3
Hermeneutics* 3
Hebrew I or Greek I* 3
Hebrew II or Greek II* 3
Hebrew III or Greek III* 3
Hebrew or Greek Exegesis 3
Bible Electives 9

THEOLOGY AND HISTORY

27 credits

Systematic Theology I* 3
Systematic Theology II* 3
Systematic Theology III* 3
Christian Ethics 3
Pentecostal Studies 3
Church History* 3
Theology Electives 9

MINISTRY AND GENERAL

42 credits

Online Orientation 0
Theological Research and Writing* 3
Homiletics* 3
Principles and Practices of Teaching* 3
Pastoral Theology and Leadership 3
Christian Discipleship 3
Church Educational Ministries 3
Pastoral Counseling 3
Biblical Theology of Missions 3
Cultural Anthropology 3
Ministry Electives 15

TOTAL

99 credits


Theological Bachelor degree holders are expected to have completed subjects marked with an * in their Bachelor degrees. Otherwise, these subjects may be required as deficiencies in the course of study.

Each course is worth three credits unless otherwise stated.

Study Schedule

Year 1

Term 1

Theological Research and Writing
Old Testament Survey Foundations
Systematic
Theology I

Term 2

New Testament Foundations
Systematic
Theology II
Pentecostal Studies
Pastoral Counseling

Term 3

Hermeneutics
Systematic
Theology III
Pastoral Theology and Leadership
Church History

Year 2

Term 1

Hebrew I or Greek I
Homiletics
Biblical Theology of Missions
Bible Elective

Term 2

Hebrew II or Greek II
Principles of Teaching
Theology Elective
Ministry Elective

Term 3

Hebrew III or Greek III
Christian Ethics
Christian Discipleship
Cultural Anthropology

Year 3

Term 1

Hebrew or Greek Exegesis
Theology Elective
Ministry Elective
Ministry Elective

Term 2

Bible Elective
Theology Elective
Ministry Elective

Term 3

Church Educational Ministries
Bible Elective
Ministry Elective

Note

  • The course Theological Research and Writing is offered in an online format. All students must start the program with this course.

  • Students can choose to study their courses online if they are offered. This mostly consists of the first-year courses.

Graduation Requirements

Students must fulfill the following requirements for graduation.

  • Satisfactory completion of the program of study
  • Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Approval by the Dean’s Committee
  • Settlement of all financial obligations with the College
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