Academics

Master of Divinity Advanced Placement

The AP MDiv is designed for students who have completed a degree from a Christian college or university in Bible, theology, pre-seminary studies, or similar. You will not need to take courses covering material you have already mastered in your undergrad program. This reduces your Phoenix Seminary Master of Divinity degree from 94 credit hours to as low as 72 credit hours. The Master of Divinity degree is the most comprehensive degree program at Phoenix Seminary. It provides graduate education in Bible, theology and ministry practice. This degree is designed to equip you for the goal of equipping you to think biblically, independently and constructively in all areas of ministry. It also provides the academic basis for the DMin, ThM or PhD degrees.

Areas of Emphasis

BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

This emphasis In addition to the general purpose of the Master of Divinity program, the Biblical and Theological Studies concentration equips students for life-changing expository preaching and teaching of the Old and New Testaments.

COUNSELING AND FAMILY

This emphasis prepares students to provide biblical guidance, sustenance, healing, and reconciliation to individuals, couples, and families in either church or para-church settings. The program is designed to prepare graduates for nurturing healthy families and restoring broken relationships.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

This emphasis prepares students for vocational ministry positions in church and para-church ministries.This concentration is designed to train leaders who will then be effective in training other leaders.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

This emphasis is designed to develop mature followers of Christ to be effectively prepared to guide other Christians to maturity. Particular emphasis is given to the development of a personal and biblical understanding of Christian Spiritual Formation in light of historical contexts and contemporary expressions.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

This emphasis is designed to develop broad skills for the varying demands of Christian ministry.

Program Curriculum

CORE COURSES: 26 CREDITS

NT501
Learning New Testament Greek*

NT502
Reading New Testament Greek*

OT501
Learning Old Testament Hebrew*

OT502
Reading Old Testament Hebrew*

BL501
Principles for Biblical Interpretation

CD530
30-hour Faculty Review

CD560
60-hour Faculty Review

BC501
Methodology of Biblical Communication

MS508
Competencies in Pastoral Practice

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Apologetics Elective: TH504, TH505, IS509 or IS510

TH506
Contemporary Moral Issues

TH510

Biblical Sexuality

TH599
Theological Oral Examination

 

DIVISIONAL ELECTIVES: 32 CREDITS

BL|NT|OT
Biblical Literature | Biblical Languages

CD|SF
Character Development | Spiritual Formation

CF|MS
Counseling and Family | Ministry Skills Church

CH|TH
History | Theology

IS|LD
Intercultural Studies | Leadership Development

GENERAL
Any Course Division