Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a three-year program designed primarily for persons desiring to prepare themselves for the ordained ministry. The graduates are expected to serve as pastors in a church setting, functioning as leaders in the Christian community. This program seeks to integrate a classical Reformed theological curriculum with variety of ministerial skills. The curriculum of the MDiv program aims at competency in biblical languages, biblical exegesis, historical and theological perspectives as core courses and the choice of concentration on a specific ministry such as Pastoral Ministry, Missions and Evangelism and Educational Ministry.
The curriculum attempts to integrate theological education with the student’s own cultural context.
The program requires the successful completion of 126 units (93 core units and 24-33 elective units dependent upon emphasis), which is normally completed in three academic years if followed on a full-time basis.
In order to apply to the M. Div. program, applicants must have earned a regular bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants who have graduated from an unaccredited college will be considered on a case-to-case basis. Students who do not meet the admission standard such as GPA and at least a two (2) year minimum church ministry involvement may be accepted under probationary status.
In order to evaluate the personal qualifications of each applicant, the seminary requires:
- An autobiography by the applicant including an indication of love for and commitment to Christ and His church, a statement of personal faith, a statement of understanding and sense of calling to the Christian ministry, a summary of ministry experience, and an assessment of personal qualifications and gifts for ministry.
- A recommendation by the church concerning the applicant’s personal qualifications, demonstrated gifts and genuine potential for ministry.
- Three references using the forms provided in the application package.