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Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
English: For Part-time Students Only
Korean: Available
The MTS is a 2-year program designed to survey comprehensively biblical studies, theology, and church history as foundational. Applied studies are electives. The MTS does not require biblical languages (Hebrew and Greek) or preaching. Emphases are available on the English side. Please consult the MTS program director.
Master of Arts (MA)
English: 2 Departments
- Christian Education (CE)
- Christian Counseling (CC)
Korean: Christian Counseling (CC)
The MA is a 2-year program designed to prepare graduates for professional ministry in either education or counseling.The MA begins with biblical and theological foundations and ends with practical/clinical training and experience. Writing a thesis is optional.
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
English: 3 Tracks Available
- Church Ministry
- Intercultural Studies
- Christian Education
Korean: General Track
The MDiv is a 3-year program that prepares graduates for pastoral, preaching, and teaching ministries either in the church or in the mission field, offering a comprehensive study of the Bible, including the biblical languages (Hebrew and Greek), theology, church history, preaching and practical ministry, mission and evangelism, Christian education, and Christian counseling. Usually the MDiv is the minimum degree for ordination in most denominations and for entry into PhD or ThD programs in theological studies.
Master of Education (MEd)
English: 2 Tracks Available
- Instruction
- Administration
Korean: Not Available
The MEd is a 2-year program which is primarily designed for primary and secondary school teachers and administrators who desire to integrate a Christian worldview to teaching and administration in Christian schools withan emphasis on a Christian worldview formation and application.
Master of Theology (ThM)
English: 7 Departments and 1 Combined Department
- Christian Education
- Church History
- Mission/Intercultural Studies
- New Testament
- Old Testament
- Practical Theology
- Systematic Theology
- Interdisciplinary Studies (Combined)
The ThM is a 2-year advanced program for MDiv graduates to develop a high degree of competency in a specific field of specialization. Concentrations are available from all departments except Counseling. The degree is often viewed as a stepping-stone for doctoral studies and is thus ideal for more rigorous and academic study of a specific area of biblical, theological, historical, or applied studies. The ThM requires either a thesis or two major academic papers. Doctoral programs more readily accept ThM over MDiv graduates.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
English: 2 Departments and 2 Combined Departments
- Christian Education
- Intercultural Studies
- Biblical Studies (Combined)
- Theological/Historical Studies (Combined)
Korean: Christian Counseling
The PhD is a 3-year doctoral program for academic research, publication, and teaching ministries. Graduates will gain competence in a highly specialized area for advanced research and publication as well as comprehensive knowledge of the discipline for teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The PhD requires a rigorous doctoral dissertation.
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