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  Master of Divinity Program

The Master of Divinity program provides advanced knowledge and training in theological and ministerial studies. It is designed as a "professional" degree for baccalaureate graduates with liberal arts majors or baccalaureate graduates of Bible colleges who desire a more thorough biblical education at the graduate level. An accelerate degree track is available for students with an appropriate undergraduate degree and sufficient ministry experience.

The faculty will review first year M.Div. students after completion of approximately 21 credits to determine their continuance in the degree program.

For those students desiring admission to the M.Div. degree program following completion of one of the APTS M.A. programs, a separate application for the M.Div. program is required. The first week of the third trimester (or after completion of 21 APTS credits) is the earliest point at which an application for admission to the M.Div. program may be submitted for consideration of the faculty.

Master of Divinity (96 Credits)

Biblical Languages
BGR 508 Greek I  or BHE 508 Hebrew I 3
BGR 509 Greek I or BHE 509 Hebrew II 3
BGR 510 Greek I or BHE 510 Hebrew III 3
BGR Greek Exegesis or BHE Hebrew Exegesis 3
Biblical Studies
BIB 528 Hermeneutics 3
BOT 508 Introduction to Old Testament 3
BNT 509 Introduction to New Testament 3
Any BTH Course 3
Theology and Philosophy
THE 530 Systematic Theology I 3
THE 531 Systematic Theology II 3
THE 580 Perspectives in Pentecostalism 3
HIS 628 Asian Church History or PEN 598 Issues in Asian Pentecostalism or THE 570 Asian Theological Issues 3
Church History
HIS 592 World Church History I or HIS 593 World Church History II 3
Mission
MIS 510 Perspectives in World Missions*** 3
Ministerial Studies
MCC 510 Homiletics 3
MCH 510 Foundations for Ministry or MCH 590Q Spiritual Formation   or MCH 598 Holy Spirit and Ministry 3
MCH 521 Pastoral Counseling 3
MCH 530 Foundations of Leadership and Management
3
1 Ministry Elective 3
Research / Field Education
RES 536 Research Methods 1 3
FED 700 Field Education 6
General Electives
Any five courses 15
TOTAL 96
CONCENTRATIONS (15 credits)*,**
A. Biblical Studies
Five of any BIB, BGR, BHE, BAR, BOT, BNT courses 15
B. Theology
Five of any THE courses 15
C. Missions
Five of any MIS courses 15
D. Ministry
Five of any MIN, MCC, MCE, MCH courses 15

Notes:

  • If a similar course was taken at the undergraduate level for credit, the student can substitute another course in the same division, after consultation with the Registrar, academic advisor, or Academic Dean.
  • At least 36 credits must be completed in residence, including 18 of the last 36; the other 18 may be completed at any time during the program.
  • Twelve of the last 15 credits must be taken with APTS, residence or extension.
    * All students with the approval of their advisor will select the courses of their concentration. With the approval of the Academic Dean, students may construct their own programs in lieu of a concentration.
    ** For those desiring to write a thesis, the thesis will be taken within their concentration, and Research Methods II (whether Statistics or Non-Statistics) is to be a general elective.
    *** Waived for students who already hold MAIS degree.