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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

The applicant should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old on the date of admission and obtained a GCE ‘O’ level certificate or its equivalent*

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity

  • Be water baptized and  involved in Christian ministry

  • Recommended by his or her local church pastor

 

* Those without formal schooling can apply if they are at least 25 years old. They will take a qualifying assessment. Successful applicants will begin with the Certificate of Ministry courses and must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

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, students 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 

  • 4 Bible Electives

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18 credits

THEOLOGY
& HISTORY

  • Christian Doctrine

  • Theology I

  • Theology II

  • Theology III

  • Pentecostal Foundations

  • Church History

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MINISTRY
& GENERAL

33 credits
  • Online Orientation

  • Theological Research & Writing (Online)

  • Christian Discipleship

  • Homiletics

  • Pastoral Counseling

  • Pastoral Ministries

  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Character

  • Principles of Missions

  • 4 Ministry Electives

Each course is worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated. 

STUDY SCHEDULE

All new students will begin their program with the course Theological Research and Writing which is offered as an online course. 

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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

  • Ministry Electives

 

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TERM 3

  • Hermeneutics 

  • Christian Discipleship 

  • 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

  • Pastoral Counseling

  • Bible Elective

  • Ministry Elective

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TERM 3

  • Theology III

  • Church History

  • Principles of Missions

  • Bible Elective

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 

Period of Candidature: 2 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 8,330

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 2023 rates and inclusive of 7% GST. 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 

Period of Candidature: Up to 6 years

Tuition Fee: SGD 8,330

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 2023 rates and inclusive of 7% GST. 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

For more information, please contact us at: 

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)