Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Accredited Degree

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a robust programme that provides training for pastoral leaders.

These trained pastoral leaders will be nurtured to minister and equip Christians, who in turn are called to minister both in the church and the marketplace.

MDiv graduates will become skilled pastoral stewards who effectively expound Scripture, engage Christian tradition, and draw on interdisciplinary studies.


The MDiv is right for you if:

  • You are looking for a robust programme with breadth and depth to be better equipped to serve
  • You want to be more thoroughly equipped as a pastoral leader
  • You are considering a leadership position within your church or in other ministries


Duration
3 years (Full-time); or
8 years (Part-time)

 

Programme Fees
MDiv Full Programme Fee:  S$13,725
3 Credit Course Fee:  S$450 (Credit) | S$240 (Audit)
1.5 Credit Course Fee:  S$225 (Credit) | S$120 (Audit)

** For CS102 course, as each student shall receive one-on-one mentoring from a Spiritual Director, the fee for this 1.5 Cr course is S$450.


Minimum Qualification

1. A BGST Certificate or BGST Graduate Diploma with a minimum average grade of B minus (B-).
2. A Bachelor degree from a recognized institution or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Those who do not possess a first degree may take a BGST class for audit or credit before deciding to enter into a programme.



Admission Pre-requisites

  • Applicants who have done previous biblical or theological studies may be able to apply for credit transfers or obtain advance standing. Approval for such applications will be at the discretion of BGST.
  • Consideration of the personal and spiritual aspects of the applicant.
  • International Students
    • TOEFL Required Scores:
      • Paper-based = 550 points
      • Computer-based = 213 points
      • Internet-based = 78 points
    • IELTS Required Score: 6
    • English proficiency will be considered for international students


Curriculum and Credits – MDiv Programme
Total Credits Needed for MDiv Accreditation: 90 Credits

  • Core Required Courses: 82.5 Credits
  • Elective Courses: 7.5 Credits

Course Code

Courses

# Credits

Required Core Courses

Total Credits Needed

82.5

Biblical Studies

HE 101

Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation

3

OT 101

Old Testament Foundations 1

3

OT 102

Old Testament Foundations 2

3

NT 101

New Testament Foundations 1

3

NT 102

New Testament Foundations 2

3

Biblical Languages

Either: Hebrew Track

BH 111

Biblical Hebrew 1

3

BH 112

Biblical Hebrew 2

3

BH 211

Biblical Hebrew Readings and Exegesis 1

3

BH 212

Biblical Hebrew Readings and Exegesis 2

3

Or: Greek Track

BG 111

Biblical Greek 1

3

BG 112

Biblical Greek 2

3

BG 211

Biblical Greek Readings and Exegesis 1

3

BG 212

Biblical Greek Readings and Exegesis 2

3

Or: Introductory Combination Track

BH 111

Biblical Hebrew 1

3

BH 112

Biblical Hebrew 2

3

BG 111

Biblical Greek 1

3

BG 112

Biblical Greek 2

3

Christian Tradition

TS 101

Christian Theology for Everyday Life

3

TS 211

Theological Foundations 1

3

TS 212

Theological Foundations 2

3

CH 101

History of Christianity 1

3

CH 102

History of Christianity 2

3

CS 101*

Christian Spirituality 1

1.5

CS 102**

Christian Spirituality 2

1.5

CS/CO 112

Spiritual Care and Direction

3

-

Any Other Christian Spirituality Course

3

Interdisciplinary Studies

ID 101

Christianity, Culture and Society

3

ID 201

Anthropology for Christian Ministry & Practice

1.5

ID 211

Asian Religions in a Contemporary Age

3

ID/TS 253

Church, Society & Ethical Issues

1.5

ID 311

Interdisciplinary Project

1.5

MM 101

Vocation, Work and Ministry: Theology of Work

1.5

MM 103

Christians in a Digital & Disruptive World

1.5

ME 101

Church in Mission

3

CM 101

Pastoral Theology and Ministry

1.5

CM 331/332

Field Education

3

-

Any ENGAGE Certificate in Leadership Course (with additional credit-work)

3

-

Any Learning & Teaching Course

3

Any Preaching Course

3

-

Any Worship and Liturgy Course

1.5

Electives

Total Credits Needed

7.5

From Any Subject Areas

7.5


    * Pre-requisite for CS102 is CS101. CS101 must be taken before or concurrently with CS102.

    ** For CS102 course, as each student shall receive one-on-one mentoring from a Spiritual Director, the fee for this 1.5 Cr course is S$450.

    Graduation Requirements
    To be eligible to graduate with a MDiv, a student must have

    • Submitted a completed Application for Graduation form to the Registrar’s Office by March 31st of the year they wish to graduate in.
    • Satisfactorily completed all requirements (90 Credits) for the programme by April 30th of the year they wish to graduate in.
    • Attained a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
    • No outstanding payments to BGST

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