Master’s Program

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIBLICAL STUDIES DEGREE

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Prerequisite to enroll: A recognized Bachelor’s degree.

Degree is granted upon successful completion of 36 credit hours including thesis

1 BITH502 – The Gospels/The Life of Christ
A chronological and synthetic study of the Gospels’ accounts of Christ’s birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension.
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2 BITH504 – Old Testament Theology I
The Old Testament books of Genesis-Kings are analyzed. The theological themes of these books are identified and traced throughout the Bible.
3
3 BITH505 – Old Testament Theology II
Latter Prophets & Writings The Old Testament books of Job-Malachi are analyzed. The theological themes of these books are identified and traced throughout the Bible.
3
4 BITH506 – Basic Hebrew
Essentials of biblical Hebrew grammar: orthography, morphophonemics, vocabulary; historical developments; readings and exercises.
3
5 BITH536 – Introduction to Missions
“Missio Dei” is the idea that God is actively working to reconcile His creation to Himself through Jesus Christ. This course presents an overview of the theology of missions, as well as current trends in missions.
3
6 BITH551 – Biblical Interpretation
The aim of this course is to develop a working knowledge of the basic skills of biblical interpretation. Students will be introduced to the various skills needed to work with the different types of literature, or genre, found in the Bible as well as matters of context and content. The goal of this course is to help students to become skilled, life-long exegetes of God’s Word.
3
7 BITH575 – Comparative Religions
Comparative religion is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices, themes, and impacts (including migration) of the world’s religions.
3
8 BITH576 – Christian Ethics and Excellence
This course will approach ethics on a scriptural basis.  It will not be too concerned with secular ethics, either traditional or contemporary, except as they relate to Biblical ethics.
3
9 BITH599 – Thesis (6 Credits) 6
10 BITH600 – Apologetics
In this course, students compare biblical, historical, and recent approaches to defending faith in God, Christ, and Scripture.
3
11 BITH630 – Church History I – From Pentecost to Reformation
In this course, students discover how the Church’s doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation.
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MASTER OF ARTS IN MINISTRY DEGREE

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Prerequisite to enroll: A recognized Bachelor’s degree.

Degree is granted upon successful completion of 36 credit hours including thesis

1 BITH507 – Hebrew Exegesis (The Book of Isaiah)
In addition to surveying the contents of the book, the course develops the understanding and skills of exegetical exposition.
3
2 BITH536 – Introduction to Missions
“Missio Dei” is the idea that God is actively working to reconcile His creation to Himself through Jesus Christ. This course presents an overview of the theology of missions, as well as current trends in missions.
3
3 BITH537 -Church Planting
Biblical and historical perspectives on church planting; starting new churches in the age of the Internet; steps and procedures for establishing a mission and developing it into an organized church; practical methods and techniques used in church planting
3
4 BITH571 – Systematic Theology 1
A systematic study of Christian theology with special attention given to bibliology and theology properly.
3
5 BITH575 – Comparative Religions
Comparative religion is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices, themes, and impacts (including migration) of the world’s religions.
3
6 BITH576 -Christian Ethics and Excellence
This course will approach ethics on a scriptural basis.  It will not be too concerned with secular ethics, either traditional or contemporary, except as they relate to Biblical ethics.
3
7 BITH590 – Introduction to Biblical Counseling
The nature and principles of biblical counseling, techniques and theories of counseling; patterns of problem solving, the counselor and counselee relationship; the sufficiency of Scripture; and biblical conflict resolution.
3
8 BITH599 – Thesis (6 Credits) 6
9 BITH600 – Apologetics
In this course, students compare biblical, historical, and recent approaches to defending faith in God, Christ, and Scripture.
3
10 BITH551 – Biblical Interpretation
The aim of this course is to develop a working knowledge of the basic skills of biblical interpretation. Students will be introduced to the various skills needed to work with the different types of literature, or genre, found in the Bible as well as matters of context and content. The goal of this course is to help students to become skilled, life-long exegetes of God’s Word.
3
11 BITH630 – Church History I – From Pentecost to Reformation
In this course, students discover how the Church’s doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation.
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MASTER’S IN DIVINITY DEGREE

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Prerequisite to enroll: A recognized Bachelor’s degree.

Degree is granted upon successful completion of 36 credit hours including thesis

1 BITH504 – Old Testament Theology I
The Old Testament books of Genesis-Kings are analyzed. The theological themes of these books are identified and traced throughout the Bible.
3
2 BITH505 – Old Testament Theology II
Latter Prophets & Writings The Old Testament books of Job-Malachi are analyzed. The theological themes of these books are identified and traced throughout the Bible.
3
3 BITH506 – Basic Hebrew
Essentials of biblical Hebrew grammar: orthography, morphophonemics, vocabulary; historical developments; readings and exercises.
3
4 BITH571 – Systematic Theology 1
A systematic study of Christian theology with special attention given to bibliology and theology properly.
3
5 BITH572 – Systematic Theology II
This course is an overview of the theological areas of prolegomena, revelation, theology proper, anthropology, and Christology.
3
6 CH631 – The History of the Church Since the Reformation
In this course, students survey the development of the Christian church’s doctrine, faith, and practice from the Protestant Reformation to the present.
3
7 BITH575 – Comparative Religions
Comparative religion is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices, themes, and impacts (including migration) of the world’s religions.
3
8 BITH 599  – Thesis (6 Credits)     6
9 BITH601 – Contemporary Theology I   
This course introduces students to the major movements and thinkers, theologians and philosophers in the Christian tradition since the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, together with an examination of their philosophical backgrounds. Part I: Barth through Tillich. Part II: Vatican II to postmoderm theologies.
3
10 BITH602 – Contemporary Theology II  
This course introduces students to the major movements and thinkers, theologians and philosophers in the Christian tradition since the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, together with an examination of their philosophical backgrounds. Part I: Barth through Tillich. Part II: Vatican II to postmoderm theologies.
3
11 BITH551 – Biblical Interpretation
The aim of this course is to develop a working knowledge of the basic skills of biblical interpretation. Students will be introduced to the various skills needed to work with the different types of literature, or genre, found in the Bible as well as matters of context and content. The goal of this course is to help students to become skilled, life-long exegetes of God’s Word.
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