MASTER OF DIVINITY (MDIV)

START:
August 14, 2018
DURATION:
3 / Years
ID:
Grad-02
CREDIT:
90

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ACCM Building 102 Valero St., Salcedo Village Makati 1200, Philippines   View map

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GRADUATE PROGRAM

Mission Statement

The mission of Master of Divinity degree program is to train men and women, who are seeking a ministry career, already in ministry, who are bi-vocational, or who are contemplating a shift from a secular to a Christian vocation, in the fundamental skills, knowledge and practices of pastoral ministry through a six semester 89 credit hour program structured around an internship and the three curricula areas of the seminary: biblical studies, theological-historical studies and ministerial studies, in-order to prepare them to be senior pastors/associate pastor of churches or leadership positions in Christian NGO?s, para-church and mission organizations. The program promotes a commitment to competence in ministry leadership. Also, it promotes an understanding of the theological and historical heritage of Christian faith as the wellspring of the doctrine and practices of particular denominational traditions.

Program objectives

  • Provide sufficient knowledge of the theological content of Scripture with an application to selected contemporary situations.
  • Provide basic knowledge and skill in biblical languages, use of critical exegetical tools and the writing of exegetical and theological papers.
  • Provide a basic knowledge of theology, Christian doctrines, doctrine of the person and work of the holy Spirit, church history and history of Pentecostal and charismatic churches
  • Promote research and critical thinking skills needed to produce an academic thesis and enable students to write on a selected topic from a unified biblical, historical and systematic theological perspective.
  • Equip candidates with the biblical, theological and ethical understanding necessary to analyze and discuss contemporary social issues affecting the Church and society.

CURRICULUM

TYPE OF COURSES NO. OF UNITS
THESIS NON-THESIS
Core/Foundation Courses 39 39
      Biblical Studies Core 15 15
      Historical and Theological Studies Core 18 18
      Spirituality Core 6 6
Major Courses 39 39
Cognates/ Electives 6 6
Comprehensive Examination Required
Concentration Elective Optional
Thesis Writing (Thesis track) 6
Integrating Courses (Non-Thesis track) 6
Concentration Elective (Optional) (18) (18)
TOTAL UNITS 90 units
TOTAL UNITS with Concentration Elective 108 units