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MASTER OF divinity

OVERVIEW

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.

Accreditation

Asia Theological Association

Credits and 
Period of Candidature

60 credits

(For theological Bachelor degree holders)

Full-time: Two years

Part-time: Up to six years 

 

90 credits

(For non-theological Bachelor degree holders)

Full-time: Three years

Part-time: Up to nine years

Admission Requirements

The applicant should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Obtained a Bachelor degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity

  • Be water baptized and involved in Christian ministry

  • Recommended by his or her local church pastor

 

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

  • Competence in Biblical Hebrew or Greek so as to interpret and communicate biblical truth

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

  • Discernment of the various trends in contemporary ministry

  • Capacity to reflect theologically on contemporary issues in the Christian community and make independently formed judgments

  • Love for the church and its mission in fulfilling the Great Commission

  • Sanctified aspirations in professional ministry

  • Commitment to developing spiritual maturity in themselves and others

  • Skill in the interpretation and application of Scripture to practical life situations

  • Ability to communicate biblical truth with clarity and conviction

  • Competence in working with biblical, theological, historical and sociological perspectives of ministry

  • Professional skill competencies in the ministries of the church

CURRICULUM

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BIBLE

30 credits
  • Old Testament Foundations*

  • New Testament Foundations*

  • Hermeneutics*

  • Hebrew I or Greek I

  • Hebrew II or Greek II

  • Hebrew III or Greek III

  • Hebrew or Greek Exegesis

  • 3 Bible Electives

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THEOLOGY
& HISTORY

 

27 credits
  • Systematic Theology I*

  • Systematic Theology II*

  • Systematic Theology III*

  • Christian Ethics

  • Pentecostal Studies

  • Church History*

  • 3 Theology Electives

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MINISTRY
& GENERAL

33 credits
  • Online Orientation

  • Theological Research & Writing (Online)*

  • Biblical Theology of Missions

  • Christian Discipleship

  • Curriculum Development for Christian Education

  • Homiletics*

  • Pastoral Counseling

  • Pastoral Theology and Leadership

  • Instructional Design*

  • 3 Ministry Electives

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

STUDY SCHEDULE

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

YEAR 1

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TERM 1

  • Old Testament Foundations

  • Systematic Theology I

  • Ministry Elective

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TERM 2
 

  • New Testament Foundations

  • Systematic Theology II

  • Pentecostal Studies

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TERM 3

  • Hermeneutics 

  • Systematic Theology III

  • Ministry Elective

YEAR 2

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TERM 1

  • Hebrew I or Greek I

  • Homiletics

  • Biblical Theology of Missions

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TERM 2
 

  • Hebrew II or Greek II

  • Instructional Design

  • Theology Elective

 

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TERM 3

  • Hebrew III or Greek III

  • Christian Discipleship

  • Church History 

  • Pastoral Theology and Leadership

YEAR 3

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TERM 1

  • Hebrew or Greek Exegesis

  • Bible Elective

  • Theology Elective

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TERM 2
 

  • Pastoral Counseling

  • Bible Elective

  • Theology Elective

  • Ministry Elective

 

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TERM 3

  • Christian Ethics

  • Curriculum Development for Christian Education

  • Bible Elective

1) The School may change the schedule of classes offered at any time without prior notice. 

2) Students may choose to take their courses online if they are offered. 

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.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

60 credits (for Theological degree holder) 

Full-time

Period of Candidature: 2 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 9,960 (estimate)

Part-time

Period of Candidature: Up to 6 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 9,960 (estimate)

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. 

90 credits (for non-Theological degree holder) 

Full-time

Period of Candidature: 3 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 14,930 (estimate)

Part-time

Period of Candidature: Up to 9 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 14,930 (estimate)

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. 

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)