Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is designed to provide the biblical foundation and principles for ministers, Christian workers and pastors to be ministerial professionals and clergymen in local churches and para-church organizations. They are to learn a wide-range of biblical studies, practical theology, preaching, biblical Languages, pastoral care, systematic theology, church administration, and pastoral related disciplines during three (3) years of six semesters course program.
The M.Div. degree is recognized as the standard/model degree for professional Christian ministries that discloses the knowledge of God’s word. Generally, graduates may serve in senior leadership positions in the pastorate, missions, Christian education, youth ministry, chaplaincy, evangelism, denominational settings, and social work.
The degree consisting of ninety (90) course units which can be completed in a period of three (3) years on a full-time basis. The M.Div. degree is primarily designed to prepare students for pastoral roles that Bible exposition or related senior leadership positions held within the local church; Chaplaincy in the military, law enforcement, governmental, or hospital settings; and Postgraduate studies leading to a terminal degree such as the Doctor of Ministry or Doctor of Education.
Upon successful completion of the Master of Divinity program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a graduate-level proficiency in theological research and writing;
- Articulate and defend a robust understanding of the foundational theological doctrines of the Christian faith
- Interpret the content of the Old and New Testaments utilizing a literal-grammatical-historical hermeneutic
- Expound Biblical truths in a variety of settings
- Exegete both the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and the Greek text of the New Testament
- Exhibit advanced skills for Christian leadership and ministries within the local church;
- Develop a mission focused mindset for ministry.
A Research Requirement: Doctrinal Synopsis
Doctrinal synopsis is the capstone project which is designed to provide students with an opportunity for the writing of a summative research paper on the major areas of Christian doctrine in preparation for ordination and professional ministry.
Completion of this project is a two-stage process. In the first stage, the student enrolls in Research Methodology – Doctrinal synopsis 1, and writes the first 3 chapters. In the second stage, the student enrolls in Doctrinal synopsis 2, and prepares and writes the remaining chapters in preparation to defend the Thesis.
First Year (2020-2021)
|First Semester||Second Semester|
|Research Methodology||3||Church History 1||3|
|Introduction to Old Testament||3||Introduction to New Testament||3|
|Systematic Theology 1||3||Systematic Theology II||3|
|Old Testament Theology||3||New testament theology||3|
|Biblical Hebrew 1||3||Biblical Hebrew II||3|