Master of Divinity (MDiv) Program

About MDIV

The Master of Divinity program is designed so that students completing the degree will acquire foundational preparation for ordained ministry and for Christian leadership in congregations and other settings.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop breadth of knowledge and critical understanding of the theological disciplines.
  2. Acquire capacities for understanding and engaging the cultural, social and global context of God’s mission in the world.
  3. Experience personal and professional growth through a process of intellectual, spiritual and ministry formation.
  4. Develop and hone skills for theologically reflective ministry practice in its various forms.

 Notes:

  1. To complete the program in three years requires nine courses per year.
  2. Students are normally expected to complete the MDiv within a maximum of 10 years from beginning the program.
  3. All MDiv students are required to complete an internship. This internship is normally completed during the second year of study.
  4. All MDiv students are normally required to complete a minimum of 9 in-class courses.

Master of Divinity:

Major Courses:

(28 courses x 3 credits) = 84 credits

First Year

  • Biblical Interpretation: Interpreting and Applying Biblical Text
  • Systematic Theology I
  • History of Christianity I
  • Elementary Greek I
  • Elementary Greek II
  • Hebrew Grammar I
  • Hebrew Grammar II
  • Old Testament Theology and History
  • New Testament Theology and History
  • Elective

Second Year

  • Old Testament Book Study
  • Greek Exegesis I
  • Greek Exegesis II
  • Christianity and Chinese Culture
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Evangelism and Church Planting in the Chinese Community
  • Introduction to Chinese Preaching
  • Chinese Church Leadership
  • Internship
  • Elective

Third Year

  • New Testament Book Study
  • Systematic Theology II
  • History of Christianity II
  • Pastoring in the Chinese Church
  • Chinese Pastoral Counseling
  • Advance Chinese Preaching
  • Issues, Strategies and Direction in Chinese Churches
  • Introduction to Theology of Mission
  • Internship
  • Elective

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