Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies

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Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies

The Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies is designed to meet the needs of those whose ministries require advanced training in pastoral theology and counseling. Students enrolling for this program are advised that Hebrew and/or Greek, if desired, can be taken as elective subjects.

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 & 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
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth (Must be taken during 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
Evangelism and Discipleship
Worship, Liturgy and Renewal
Marriage and Family Ministries
Ministry Issues in the Urban Setting
Preaching Clinic
Open Elective
18
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
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(HTR) (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 take during 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
Evangelism and Discipleship
Worship, Liturgy and Renewal
Marriage and Family Ministries
Ministry Issues in the Urban Setting
Preaching Clinic
Open Elective 1
Open Elective 2
Open Elective 3
24
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
6
PRACTICUM/Internship
3
Total Units
90
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