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Master of Divinity
Studies leading to the Master of Divinity degree are designed to prepare men and women for the various ministries in the Church. The Master of Divinity curriculum is designed to integrate theological studies and the work of ministry so that theory and practice, academy and parish, become complementary components in the educational process. Courses are generally three credit hours. When followed on a full-time basis (12-13 credits), the program is completed in three academic years. Student pastors are encouraged to spread their degree work over four academic years.
- 111 Credit hours
- One biblical language; Two biblical languages for Presbyterian Church (USA) students
- Field Education
- English Bible Content Examination
As part of their preparation to proclaim God’s redemption of the world through Jesus Christ, students who complete the Master of Divinity program should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Bible and its contexts, and theological themes.
- Demonstrate the capacity to reflect theologically on the Church’s responsibility to the world.
- Model practices of personal and corporate Christian piety.
- Demonstrate the capacity to provide theologically informed pastoral leadership in congregations and other ministry settings.
|TERM 1||TERM 2||TERM 3|
|Junior (12 credits)|
|Historical Studies I||Historical Studies II||Historical Studies III|
|Biblical Languge||Biblical Language||Exegesis|
|Historical Books||Prophets and Psalms||Introduction to Systematic Theology|
|Spiritual Formation||Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Epistles||New Testament Letters|
|Middler (13 Credits)|
|Theological Reflection on Ministry||Theological Reflection on Ministry||Theological Reflection on Ministry|
|Pastoral Studies: Education||Pastoral Studies: Pastoral Care||Pastoral Studies: Homiletics|
|Introduction to Ethics||Christology||Church and Society|
|Biblical Language or Elective||Biblical Language or Elective||Biblical Language or Elective|
|Senior (12 Credits)|
|Church and Sacraments||Missiology||Elective|