목회학석사(M.Div)

The Master of Divinity is the three-year professional degree for ordained ministry.  It is designed with the intentional integration of biblical, theological, historical, and practices of ministry studies with supervised ministry experience.  The program is designed to equip candidates for full-time vocational ministry as pastors, and provides the professional training for evangelists, chaplains, missionaries, church associates, and leaders in para-church organizations.  The student will earn a minimum of 105 credit hours to complete the degree program.

Degree Goals

The Master of Divinity degree program seeks to:

  • Prepare men and women for vocational ministry;
  • Provide candidates with a solid knowledge of Scripture and the tools to interpret biblical revelation responsibility as a foundation for a theological understanding and the practice of ministry;
  • Provide biblical and theological training with the practical ministry skills of leadership, preaching, worship, teaching, care-giving, and administration, which are essential for effective ministry;
  • Enable students to develop a theology of ministry that is relevant to the context of their calling;
  • Allow students the opportunity to experience ministry training through supervised experiences; and
  • Encourage students to grow spiritually and to develop their spiritual giftings.

Degree Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of The Master of Divinity degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and properly apply the Bible using sound hermeneutical principles and exegetical methods;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the historical tenets of the Church and of the Reform distinctives;
  • Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the heritage, traditions, and practices of the Church and particularly of the Reform tradition;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the nature and mission of the Church, and be able to articulate a biblically-based philosophy of ministry;
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate biblical and theological knowledge with the practices of ministry;
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate God’s truth clearly, accurately, and convincingly to a single individual or a community;
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to do the basic tasks of ministry;
  • Demonstrate Christ-like character and credibility for ministry.

Degree Requirements

This is a 105 semester hour graduate degree.  The requirements for completing this program are:

 

Biblical/ Theological Studies

36 Units

General Studies

21 Units

Practical Theology

30 Units

Electives

18 Units

Total

105 Units

 

General & Leadership21 credits

____RW513Research & Writing (or GI533)

____GI533Info. Literacy & Technology (or RW513)

____BL518 Greek II

____BL558 Hebrew II

____CH508 Church History II

____CE583 Christian Education

____LT543 Leadership & Administration

____GS513 Integrative Exit Seminar

Biblical/Theological Studies – 36 credits

____BT503 Intro. to the Bible

____NT518 The Gospels (or NT533)

____OT513 The Pentateuch

____OT643 Historical Books & Wisdom Lit.

____OT543 Major Prophets

____OT553 Minor Prophets

____NT573 Acts & Pauline Epistles

____NT598 General Epistles & Revelation

____BT513 Hermeneutics

____NT533 Life & Ministry of Christ  (or NT518)

____ST513 Systematic Theology I

____ST523 Systematic Theology II

____ST533 Systematic Theology III

Practical Theology – 30 credits

____MT513 Intro. to Mission

____SF533 Spiritual Formation

____SF543 Equipping Believers in Spiritual Formation

____PT503 Cells & Church Planting

____PT513 Homiletics

____PT533 Preaching Practicum

____CO593 Pastoral Counseling

____ST583 Christian Apologetics

____PT603 Pastoral Theology & Ministry

PT505Ministry Formation (0.5 credit, 6 Semesters)

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Elective & Special Courses18 credits

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Master of Divinity Curriculum (Three-Year Plan)

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Code No. Courses Units Code No. Courses Units
First Year First Year
BT503 Intro. to the Bible 3 ST523 Systematic Theology II 3
CH503 Church History I. (Early to Reformation) 3 CH508 Church History II. (Modern & American)* 3
ST513 Systematic Theology I 3 LT543 Leadership & Administration 3
BL518 Greek II* 3 NT518 The Gospels (or NT533 Life & Ministry of Christ) 3
BL553 Biblical Hebrew I (Elective) 3 RW513 Research and Writing (or GI533) 3
GI533 Info. Literacy & Technology (or RW513)* 3 BL558 Biblical Hebrew II* 3
PT505 Ministry Formation 0.5 PT505 Ministry Formation 0.5
18.5 18.5
Second Year Second Year
SF533 Spiritual Formation 3 NT573 Acts & Pauline Epistles 3
PT513 Intro. to Homiletics 3 BT513 Hermeneutics 3
OT643 Historical Books & Wisdom Literature 3 PT533 Preaching Practicum* 3
OT513 The Pentateuch 3 SF543 Equipping Believers in Spirit Formation 3
ST533 Systematic Theology III 3 PT503 Cell & Church Planting 3
PT573 Christian Ethics (Elective) 3 PT505 Ministry Formation 0.5
PT505 Ministry Formation 0.5 Elective 3
18.5 18.5
Third Year Third Year
MT513 Intro. to Missions 3 OT553 Minor Prophets 3
OT543 Major Prophets 3 GS512 Integrative Exit Seminar 3
NT598 General Epistles & Revelation 3 ST583 Christian Apologetics 3
PT563 Planning & Leading Worship 3 PT603 Pastoral Theology & Ministry 3
CE583 Christian Education 3 CO593 Pastoral Counseling 3
CH593 Korean Church History (Elective) 3 Elective 3
PT505 Ministry Formation 0.5 PT505 Ministry Formation 0.5
18.5 18.5

   Total 105 credits are required to graduate.

   Total 87 required credits and total 18 credits of open electives

   Many electives are taken during the Summer and Winter Interims in Languages and Specific Electives.

   BL513 Greek I is offered only in Summer (August)

* To take these courses, students need prerequisites such as Greek I, Hebrew I, Church History I, Intro. to Homiletics, and Research & Writing (or Info. Literacy & Technology). Many students have achieved first levels of proficiency in these areas through their B.A. studies.