Master of Divinity (MDiv)

BIBLICAL GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY.

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

90 credits
Accredited Degree
A BGST MDiv graduate will have the professional skills and knowledge needed to become an effective lay leader or ministry worker in the Southeast Asian context. Students will learn a wide range of disciplines applicable in the church setting, such as biblical language studies, missions, preaching, worship and more. By studying alongside ministry workers and working professionals, and by completing reflective exercises, BGST MDiv students will be equipped to live out their faith in modern Southeast Asia.

The MDiv is right for you if:
- You are a current or future pastors, para-church workers or lay leader
- You want more advanced-level training
- You want to dig deeper into a particular area of study
- You hope to go into pastoral ministry or be more thoroughly equipped as a lay leader

Duration
Three years (full-time) to eight years (part-time)

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelors degree from a recognized institution or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of a possible 4.0 OR
  • Graduate of BGST Certificate programme with a minimum average grade of B minus (B-)
  • Those who do not possess a first degree may take a BGST class for audit or credit before deciding to enter a programme.

Admission

  • Applicants who have an undergraduate degree in biblical or theological studies may be able to transfer credits from their previous coursework.
  • The personal and spiritual aspects of the applicant will be considered.

International Students

      • English proficiency will be considered for international students
        • TOEFL Required Scores:
          • Paper-based = 550 points
          • Computer-based = 213 points
          • Internet-based = 78 points
        • IELTS Required Score: 6
      • Part time foreign students must register for a minimum of 10 credits of courses per year
      • Full time foreign students must register for a minimum of 30 credits of courses per year.

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

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

Programme Fees

MDiv (90 credits)   S$13,725 Full Payment
Fee per 3 credit/audit module    S$450 / S$240
Fee per 1.5 credit/audit module   S$225 / S$120

*Each student in CS102 receives one-on-one mentoring from a Spiritual Director. Thus, the fee for this course is S$450.00.

MDiv Curriculum


REQUIRED COURSES

82.5 CREDITS

Biblical Studies

Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation (HE101)

3 Credits

Old Testament Foundations I (OT101) AND
Old Testament Foundations II (OT102)

6 Credits

New Testament Foundations I (NT101) AND
New Testament Foundations II (NT102)

6 Credits

EITHER: Hebrew Track

Biblical Hebrew I (BH111) AND
Biblical Hebrew II (BH112)

6 Credits

Biblical Hebrew Readings and Exegesis I (BH211)
Biblical Hebrew Readings and Exegesis II (BH212)

6 Credits

OR: Greek Track

Biblical Greek I (BG111) AND
Biblical Green II (BG112)

6 Credits

Biblical Greek Readings and Exegesis I (BG211) AND
Biblical Greek Readings and Exegesis II (BG212)

6 Credits

OR: Introductory Combination Track

Biblical Greek I (BG111) AND
Biblical Green II (BG112)

6 Credits

Biblical Hebrew I (BH111) AND
Biblical Hebrew II (BH112)

6 Credits

Theological Studies

Introduction to Christian Theology (TS101)

3 Credits

Christian Theology I (TS211) AND
Christian Theology II (TS212)

6 Credits

Christian Ethics (TS253)

1.5 Credits

Christian Apologetics and Evangelism (TS230)

3 Credits

Historical Studies

History of Christianity I (CH101) AND
History of Christianity II (CH102)

6 Credits

Christian Education

Learning and the Art of Teaching (CE101)

1.5 Credits

Christian Spirituality

Christian Spirituality I (CS101)*

1.5 Credits

Christian Spirituality II (CS102)

1.5 Credits

Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Spirituality: Reading the Spiritual Classics of Christianity (CS211) OR any CS elective

3 Credits

Interdisciplinary Studies

Christianity, Culture and Society (ID101)

3 Credits

Asian Religions in a Contemporary Age (ID211)

3 Credits

Integrative Paper (ID311)

1.5 Credits

Marketplace Studies

Vocation, Work and Ministry 1 (MM101)

1.5 Credits

Vocation, Work and Ministry 2 (MM102)

1.5 Credits

Applied Theology

Pastoral Theology (CM101)

3 Credits

Any Course on Worship and/or Liturgy
e.g. Then Sings My Soul (ID/AT201) or Theology of Worship (AT235)

1.5 Credits

Any Homiletics Course
e.g. Preaching in the Church: Homiletics (AT246)

3 Credits

Field Education (AT331/332)

3 Credits (non-graded)

Basics of Christian Counselling (CO101)

3 Credits

Missions Studies

Theology of Mission  (ME103)

1.5 Credits

CORE COURSES

79.5 CREDITS

ELECTIVES

10.5 CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS

90 CREDITS

*Christian Spirituality I (CS101) must be taken before OR concurrently with Christian Spirituality II (CS102).

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