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MASTER'S PROGRAMS

Master of Arts M.A.)
[With Concentrations]
34-40 credits

The M.A.. degree can be earned across a range of disciplines making it an ideal choice for those individuals who wish to earn a master's degree that will allow maximum opportunity to develop both academically and personally as they complete a challenging graduate program under the guidance of senior faculty.

Entrance into the Master of Arts program requires an acceptable bachelor's degree from an approved institution.  You may use relevant acceptable credits taken in a previous Bible related master's program to reduce the number of credits needed to graduate.   Please discuss the requirements for this degree with a Divinity School Admissions Advisor.

DOCTORATE PROGRAMS

Doctor of Arts (D.A.)
[With Concentrations]
34-47credits

The D.A. degree allows the student to major in a wide range of ministry related subjects.  It is an ideal degree for those individuals who wish to earn a doctorate, but who have not completed original language studies at the graduate level, and who prefer to complete a doctorate degree without the stricter requirements of a traditional dissertation.

Entrance into the Doctor of Arts program requires an acceptable earned master's degree.  You may use relevant acceptable credits taken in a previous Bible related doctoral program to reduce the number of credits needed to graduate.  Please discuss the entrance requirements for this degree with a Divinity School Admissions Advisor.

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
[Standard Curriculum]
86 credits

The standard curriculum M.Div. degree is the traditional degree for those desiring to take a more standardized approach to ministry education.  It is also the recognized prerequisite degree for acceptance into the Doctor of Ministry degree.

Entrance into the Master of Divinity standard curriculum program requires an acceptable bachelor's degree from an approved institution.  Please discuss the requirements for this degree with a Divinity School Admissions Advisor.

The degree completion program is ideal for those with an uncompleted M.Div. degree. Therefore, those individuals who may have, for a variety of reasons, dropped out of their M.Div. program, can now reach their goal!  It is also ideal for those who have earned a relevant graduate degree (e.g. M.Min., M.R.E., M.A.R., M.A. in Biblical Studies, etc.). of not less than 30 credits, and who wish to up-grade to the Master of Divinity degree.

Total credits required for the M.Div. is 86. Entrance requires not less than 30 previously earned acceptable credits.  Total credits required are not less than 24 and not more than 56 (depending on the total credits accepted for transfer).

Please discuss the requirements for this degree with a Divinity School Admissions Advisor.

 

 

Doctor of Divinity (D.D.)
30
units

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

In order to be considered for entrance into the program, the applicant must meet the following requirements.

  • Be not less than forty-five (45) years of age.
  • Have served in an approved Christian ministry role for not less than twenty (20) years (does not have to be continuous and may be bi-vocational service).
  • Currently hold licensure or ordination from a recognized denomination or an acceptable ecclesiastical body.
  • Have earned an appropriate bachelorís degree from an acceptable institution.  Or qualify to meet the ecclesiastical equivalent of a bachelor's degree.
  • Be able to provide official and verifiable documentation of all of the above.

PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

The Doctor of Divinity program is divided into four distinct "Components."  These Components document an essential area of knowledge.  Each Component is designed to be completed in about eight (8) to ten (10) weeks.  Therefore, the entire program may be finished in about one year.  This schedule allows busy senior clergy to move through the program at a reasonable pace that does not interfere with the normal duties of the ministry.  In order to allow adequate time for completion, and to provide for unforeseen events, individuals accepted into the program will be granted up to three years to complete all four Components.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

MASTERíS Theological Research Institute offers a Ph.D. program dedicated to advancing the evangelical perspective through theological research and application in one of four disciplines: 1.  Biblical Counseling, 2. Biblical Studies, 3.  Pastoral Ministry, 4.  Theology.  For complete information visit: Master's Theological Research Institute.

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