Master of Divinity in Intercultural and Urban Studies

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Master of Divinity in Intercultural and Urban Studies

The Master of Divinity in Intercultural and Urban Studies is designed to
meet the needs of those students who are called to a career as pastors, evangelists, church planters, church workers, mission administrators and traditional and tentmaking missionaries, particularly in Asian and 10/40 window countries and urban centers. As an M.Div. program, this major includes the Biblical and theological grounding needed for professional ministry. Key objectives of this major include holistic formation (academic, spiritual, and professional) and praxis (the integration of theory and praxis). In addition to classroom studies, Master of Divinity in Intercultural and Urban Studies students are required to complete the internship program and participate in care groups for three semesters.

Plan A - Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)

0
CORE COURSES
Basic Skills in Counseling/Soul Care
Biblical Theology (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible,Hermeneutics & TheologicalReflection (HTR) one NT Exegesis course and one OT Exegesis course)
Church History
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
Ethics (Prerequisite: HTR)
Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
Homiletics (Prerequsite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 1: NT Narrative & Hebrews (Prerequisite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 2: NT Epistles & Apocalypse (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1: OT Narrative & Law (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 2: OT Wisdom, Poetry & Prophecy (Prerequisite: HTR)
Pastoral Theology/Theology of Ministry
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth (Must be taken during student's 1st . Year of
registration)
Strategic Leadearship and Management
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
World Missions
57
FOCUS COURSES
Cultural Anthropology
Major World Religions
World Missions (Must be taken during student's first year of registration)
Principles of Cross-Cultural Church Planting
Urban Missions Ministries
Doing Theology in Context
18
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics
Research Methods 2 (Action Research/Ministry Research Project)
6
PRACTICUM/Internship
3
Thesis
6
Total Units
90

Plan B - Non Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)

0
CORE COURSES
Basic Skills in Counseling/Soul Care
Biblical Theology (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible,Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection (HTR) one NT Exegesis course and one OT Exegesis course)
Church History
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
Ethics (Prerequisite: HTR)
Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
Homiletics (Prerequsite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 1: NT Narrative & Hebrews (Prerequisite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 2: NT Epistles & Apocalypse (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1: OT Narrative & Law (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 2: OT Wisdom, Poetry & Prophecy (Prerequisite: HTR)
Pastoral Theology/Theology of Ministry
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth (Must be taken during student's 1st . Year of registration)
Strategic Leadership and Management
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
World Missions
57
FOCUS COURSES
Cultural Anthropology
Major World Religions
World Missions (Must be taken during student's first year of registration)
Principles of Cross-Cultural Church Planting
Urban Missions Ministries
Doing Theology in Context
Focus Elective
Open Elective
24
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
6
PRACTICUM/Internship
Integration Seminar/Comprehensive Examination (no credit; Pass or Fail)
3
Total Units
90
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