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DEGREE TITLE: MASTER OF DIVINITY

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

 

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program is designed to equip the student for a full-time professional Christian ministry (pastor, teacher, evangelist, church planter, missionary, or leader in a parachurch organization). Its objective is to stimulate the student to establish an adequate foundation for the beginning of ministry and for the lifelong process of learning and experience. This entails an accurate knowledge of the Word of God, the source of faith, and the effective means of its communication. The course of study is therefore designed to achieve a proper balance between the academic, the practical and the personal. Although the M.Div. Degree is not necessary for ordination in all churches or denominations, it is the level of degree which the CTS recommends all prospective pastors seek to attain.

 

 

TITLE OF DEGREE:  MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.DIV.)

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

A total of 120 quarter units (108 q.u. plus 12 units of internship) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.30(B-) on a 4.0 scale is required for the Master of Divinity degree. Among them, a maximum of 30 units may be selected from Specialized Upper Division undergraduate  studies(400 levels) relevant to the student’s program.

 

 

PREREQUISITES:

 

Prerequisites for the M.Div. program are to meet the School's admission qualifications which indicate their ability to pursue advanced study and research. It normally requires a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited liberal arts institution or seminaries.

 

 

REQUIRED COURSES for M. Div. (120 quarter units)

 

2 Courses in Area I [ Christian History ] - 8 quarter units

1) HI 547 (4) - History of Christian Doctrine I

2) HI 548 (4) - History of Christian Doctrine II

 

4 Courses in Area II [ Biblical Languages ] - 16 quarter units

1) BL 480 (4) - Hebrew I

2) BL 481 (4) - Hebrew II

3) BL 485 (4) - Greek I

4) BL 486 (4) - Greek II

 

5 Courses in Area III [ Theology ] - 20 quarter units

                1) TH 555 (4) - Christian Apologetics

2) TH 556 (4) - Christian Ethics

3) TH 558 (4) - Survey of Assemblies of God Doctrine

4) TH 559 (4) - Assemblies of God Constitution

5) Choose any 1 TH Course

 

5 Courses in Area IV [ Ministry ] - 20 quarter units

                1) PM 560 (4) - The Pastoral Ministry

                2) PM 561 (4) - Methods of Evangelism

                3) PM 562 (4) - Advanced Church Planting and Growth                                                              

  4) PM 573 (4) -  Practical Homiletics

  5) Choose any 1 PM Course

 

6 Courses in Aare V [ Bible Studies ] - 24 quarter units

    1) OT 611 (4) - Old Testament Studies I

    2) OT 612 (4) - Old Testament Studies II

    3) NT 631 (4) - New Testament Studies I

    4) NT 632 (4) -  New Testament Studies II

 5) Choose any 2 OT or NT Courses

 

Complete 20 quarter units of Elective Courses

Complete 12 quarter units of Internship (Required: 3 quarters of internship)

 

 

LENGTH OF STUDY

 

All requirements for the M.Div. degree must be completed within 4 years of the date of registration for the first course counted toward the degree after admission to CTS. This time limit may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.

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