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diploma IN theology

OVERVIEW

The Diploma in Theology (DipTh) is designed to help students experience greater personal spiritual growth and gain an in-depth understanding of the Bible and Christian beliefs. The integration of strong biblical knowledge with hands-on opportunities offered in the curriculum is intended to help you to develop a more nuanced set of theological and practical skills for effective Christian ministry. The program also caters to those who would like to progress from a previously acquired Certificate in Ministry, or its equivalent.

Accreditation

Asia Theological Association

Credits and 
Period of Candidature

72 credits

Full-time: Two years

Part-time: Up to six years

Admission Requirements

You must:

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity

  • Be water baptized

  • Be involved in Christian ministry

  • Be recommended by your local church

  • Be at least 18 years old on the date of admission

  • Have obtained a GCE ‘O’ level certificate (with at least five GCE ‘O’ level passes) or its equivalent

 

International applicants must have obtained a 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 demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Scripture and Christian doctrine

  • Ability to interpret and apply Scripture to practical life situations

  • Understanding of the nature of the church, its ministry and mission

  • Commitment to developing spiritual maturity in themselves and others

  • Ability to communicate biblical truth with clarity and conviction

  • Desire to serve in the ministry of the local church

CURRICULUM

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BIBLE

21 credits
  • Old Testament Survey 

  • New Testament Survey

  • Hermeneutics 

  • 3 Bible Electives

  • (Old Testament)

  • 3 Bible Electives

  • (New Testament)

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21 credits

THEOLOGY
& HISTORY

  • Christian Doctrine

  • Theology I

  • Theology II

  • Theology III

  • Pentecostal Foundations

  • Church History

  • Asian Church History and Missions

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MINISTRY
& GENERAL

30 credits
  • Online Orientation

  • Theological Research & Writing (Online)

  • Pastoral Ministries

  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Character

  • Homiletics

  • Pastoral Counseling

  • Principles of Missions

  • 4 Ministry Electives

Each course is worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated. 

STUDY SCHEDULE

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TERM 1

  • Theological Research & Writing (Online)

  • Old Testament Survey 

  • Christian Doctrine

  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Character

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TERM 2
 

  • New Testament Survey

  • Pentecostal Foundations

  • Pastoral Counseling

  • Ministry Elective

 

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TERM 3

  • Hermeneutics 

  • Church History

  • Pastoral Ministries

  • Ministry Elective

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

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TERM 1

  • Theology I

  • Homiletics 

  • 2 Bible Electives

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TERM 2
 

  • Theology II

  • Asian Church History and Missions

  • Principles of Missions

  • Bible Elective

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TERM 3

  • Theology III

  • Bible Elective

  • 2 Ministry Electives

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 2.0.

  • Approval by the Dean’s Committee.

  • Settlement of all financial obligations with the College.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

full-time 

Duration: 2 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 7,900

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term.  

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2021 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

4) International students will need to take into consideration living expenses and other related fees incurred from staying in Singapore on a student pass. 

part-time 

Duration: Up to 6 years

Tuition Fee: SGD 7,900

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term. 

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2021 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

For a detailed listing of fees involved, please refer to the Financial Information

APPLICATION

The School of Theology follows a trimester system with 3 terms in a year. Each term consists of 13 weeks. Students should check with the school for the exact dates for the school terms.

  • Term 1: Jan - Mar

  • Term 2: May - Jul

  • Term 3: Sep - Nov

 

Applicant may choose to commence the program in any term. 

 

Local applicants (residing in Singapore)

International applicants

CONNECT WITH US

We are here to assist you should you require more information on the programs details and fees. Connect with us today. 

Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am - 530pm (excluding weekends and Public Holidays)

Phone: +65 6304-7602

Email: admin@tca.edu.sg

Text: +65 8817 6154 (WhatsApp messages only)