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.
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.
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.
This emphasis is designed to develop broad skills for the varying demands of Christian ministry.
CORE COURSES: 26 CREDITS
Learning New Testament Greek*
Reading New Testament Greek*
Learning Old Testament Hebrew*
Reading Old Testament Hebrew*
Principles for Biblical Interpretation
30-hour Faculty Review
60-hour Faculty Review
Methodology of Biblical Communication
Competencies in Pastoral Practice
Apologetics Elective: TH504, TH505, IS509 or IS510
Contemporary Moral Issues
Theological Oral Examination
DIVISIONAL ELECTIVES: 32 CREDITS
Biblical Literature | Biblical Languages
Character Development | Spiritual Formation
Counseling and Family | Ministry Skills Church
History | Theology
Intercultural Studies | Leadership Development
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