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Theology / Master Level Programs & Doctoral Programs

Galilee School of Theology offers two master programs and two doctoral programs.
*All On-Line Programs are not eligible for F-1 visa.


1. FACTS regarding Theology Programs 
1) Master of Divinity - 4 Year Program
    Focus: To be an Ordained Minister in the Church
   120 quarter units [coursework 108 units, including Master's Thesis + 12 quarter units of Internship ]

2) Master of Sacred Theology - 2 Year Program
    Focus: To be a Liberated Christian or Lay Leader in the world 
   72 quarter units, including Master's Thesis

3) Doctor of Theology - 4 Year Program
   Focus: To be a Professional Scholar 
  96 quarter units = 72 quarter units +24 quarter units of  Dissertation


2. Theology Program Descriptions

1) Master of Divinity [M.Di.v]
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 96 quarter units of the following coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

 Complete  68 quarter units of common core courses, including 4 quarter unit of Master's Thesis

 Complete  40 quarter units of elective courses

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


*Time Limit of Graduation
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 [STM]
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

 Complete 32 quarter units of elective courses

 Complete 4 quarter units of Master's Thesis

 

*Time Limit  of Graduation
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 [Th.D.]
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 96 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 24 quarter units of dissertation


*Time Limit  of Graduation
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. 


3. Theology Course Descriptions

* Refer to Catalog.