The M.Div. curriculum is designed to offer training for the pastoral ministry in three basic areas – Bible, systematic theology, and practical theology – coupled with 400 hours of field education. It is a 106 semester-hour program typically done in 3 or 5 years.
As such, the MDiv student will be able to:
- Develop hermeneutical and exegetical skills using the original languages of the Old and New Testaments
- Develop leadership skills fit for church leadership
- Develop spiritual maturity and a love for God’s people
- Develop the ability to effectively and clearly articulate the central message of scripture – redemption in Christ
M.A. program (Biblical Studies):
The Master of Arts program provides concentrated study in Biblical or Theological studies. It is designed to strengthen the religious basis for one's life and work whether in a secular career or a church staff position. It is a 66 semester-hour program typically done in 2 or 3 years.