Master of Divinity
At the core of Phoenix Seminary is our Master of Divinity Program, which offers effective and practical learning for leaders in all areas of ministry. Study includes biblical interpretation, theological analysis, church history, and effective use of skills in preaching, church leadership, counseling, and cross-cultural ministry. Thorough preparation and scholarship are the best developmental tools for successful ministry. Therefore our study programs have depth, rigor, and detail, including biblical languages and theological primacy. We also offer accelerated programs for students that have finished a four-year bible or theological degree in the last five years. This is all offered alongside a 1:1 mentor relationship that develops the whole capacity for ministry in the student.
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.
BIBLICAL LANGUAGES: 12 CREDITS
Learning New Testament Greek
Reading New Testament Greek
Learning Old Testament Hebrew
Reading Old Testament Hebrew
BIBLICAL LITERATURE: 16 CREDITS
Graduate Research and Writing Graduate Research and Writing
Principles for Biblical Interpretation
Survey of the Pentateuch
Survey of Historical and Wisdom Literature
Survey of the Prophets
Survey of the Gospels
Survey of Acts and Pauline Epistles
Survey of the General Epistles and Revelation
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 4 CREDITS
Living in God's Presence
Foundations of Intimacy: A Theology of Bonding
30-hour Faculty Review
60-hour Faculty Review
INTERCULTURAL STUDIES: 6 CREDITS
Cross-Cultural and Diversity Competency
Global Outreach: Communicating Christ Across Cultures
Evangelism and Discipleship in a Pluralistic World
MINISTRY SKILLS: 6 CREDITS
Methodology of Biblical Communication
Introduction to Biblical Counseling
Competencies in Pastoral Practice
THEOLOGY: 14 CREDITS
God, Scripture, Revelation and the Holy Spirit
Humanity, Angels and the Person/Work of Christ
Salvation, the Church and the Future
Contemporary Moral Issues
CONCENTRATION COURSES: 14 CREDITS
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 12 CREDITS