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Master of Divinity


Program Goals
Program Learning Objectives
Admission Requirements
Program Requirements
Graduation Requirements


Program Goals

The educational objectives of the Master of Divinity program are to prepare students to be able to serve the local and international Church and communities as head, associate, and assistant pastors and to serve with a world perspective on ministry.

Program Learning Objectives

By the time students complete the program, they will become pastors, assistant pastor, minister of Word and Sacrament, lay leader in serving the church and leader in the Christian-related organization and the world with confidence and competency with the following skills and knowledge:
  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible and exegetical and theological skills.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to integrate faith in their life and professional careers
  3. Demonstrate evangelical aspect of the world mission and cultural diversity in that students continue to be disciplined.
  4. Demonstrate spiritual integrity and capacity to lead congregation and church.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to apply spiritual gifts, pastoral skills and discipleship in their ministry

Admission Requirements

Anyone possessing a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent meets the basic academic requirement for admission to the program. See the section on admissions criteria for additional requirements.

Program Requirements

Students receive the Master of Divinity degree upon a successful fulfillment of the following program requirements:

Greek and Hebrew: 12 units
History: 12 units
Biblical Studies: 36 units
Practical Theology: 15 units
Unit requirement: a minimum of 96 units
Thesis requirement: 50-75 pages
Residence requirement: 48 units to be taken at Oikos University

Graduation Requirements

1) Completion of 96 semester credits
2) Completion of this program within four and a half (4.5) academic years (9 semesters) from the time of admission.
3) Passing the comprehensive Bible examination
4) Completion of the course work with a GPA of 2.5 or above.
5) Demonstration of competence in Ministry Skills
6) Passing Exit interview