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Degree Requirements and Policy

Theology Program Descriptions


1. Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity Degree is a professional degree, which will equip graduates with the comprehensive graduate education necessary for becoming an ordained Minister. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to attain the following:

A competent professional skill in preaching the Bible, caring congregation, and leading worship as an ordained minister.

A healthy balance among the biblical, historical, theological, and practical areas of study essential for developing organizational, managerial, and counseling skills as an ordained minister.

A thorough knowledge and understanding of the traditions.

Exposure to contemporary theological issues with the goal of equipping students to think independently and constructively in areas vital to Christian ministry.

 

Degree Requirements

Successfully complete 120 quarter units of the following coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

Complete 72 quarter units of Common Core Courses, including Master's Thesis of 4 units

 

17 Common Core Courses of 68 units are followings:

4 courses in Area I [Bible and Early Church]

Prophets / Torah

Pauline Christianity

Mark

Biblical Greek

  

6 courses in Area II [History and Theology]

History of Theological Methods

Creed

Introduction to Doing Theology

Religious Language and God

Postmodern Theologies

Thesis Writing /Workshop for Dissertation

4 courses in Area III [Practice of Faith in the Context]

Christian Understanding of Prayer and Worship

Theology of Preaching in the Secularized World

Spiritual Formation

Christian Response to the Social-political Issues

2 course in Area IV [Culture and Religion]

Buddhism or "Other Religion"

Asian- Religion or Philosophy

* Master's Thesis of 4 units

 

Complete 40 quarter units of Elective Courses

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

* Time Limit

The Master of Divinity program must be completed within 4 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.


2. Master of Sacred Theology

The Master of Sacred Theology Degree is an academic degree, which will equip graduates with the comprehensive graduate education necessary for advanced studies. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to attain the following:

 

Deep understanding of Christian traditions for enlightened understanding of oneself.

Exposure to contemporary theological issues with the goal of equipping students to think independently and constructively in all areas is vital to Christian social life and lay ministry.

Degree Requirements

Successfully complete 72 quarter units of the following coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

 

Complete 36 quarter units of Common Core Courses

3 course in Area I, 3 course in Area II, and 3 course in Area III.

Complete 32 quarter units of Elective Courses

Complete 4 quarter units of Master's Thesis


* Time Limit

The Master of Sacred Theology program must be completed within 2 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.


3. Doctor of Sacred Theology

The Doctor of Theology Degree is an academic degree with end-user friendly mind, which will equip graduates with the comprehensive graduate education necessary to serve the church as teacher. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to attain the following:

 

A comprehensive understanding of the Bible, Christian traditions and contemporary spiritual situations;

A professional skill in communicating various religious visions

Degree Requirements

Successfully complete 90 quarter units of the following coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

 

Complete 72 quarter units of courses

Complete 18 quarter units of dissertation


* Time Limit

The Doctor of Theology program must be completed within 4 years from the time a student begins the first course, as a regular student, and applies for the degree requirements. This time limit may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.