2020-2021 University Catalog

M.Div.

Program of Studies

Required: 78 semester hours; minimum 2.5 GPA.

Bible

BIB 501Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 502Isaiah through Malachi

3

BIB 513Pauline & General Epistles

3

BIB 514Gospels, Acts, Revelation

3

BIB 509Biblical Interpretation

3

GRK 501Principles of New Testament Greek I

3

GRK 502Principles of New Testament Greek II

3

GRK 651Greek Reading & Syntax

3

GRK 652Greek Exegesis

3

Total Credit Hours:27

Theology

TH 507Christian Theology I

4

TH 508Christian Theology II

4

TH 717Contemporary Theology & Ethics

3

TH 742Colloquium in Christian Theology

3

HTH 614Church History to the Modern Era

3

IS 701Christian Theology and World Religions

3

Total Credit Hours:20

Pastoral

SF 511Principles of Spiritual Formation I

2

SF 512Principles of Spiritual Formation

2

PR 611Foundation in Homiletics

2

PR 718Preaching Poetic & Wisdom Literature

2

PR 735Preaching Narrative Literature

2

CN 721Foundations in Biblical Counseling

2

CN 723Practicum Counseling

1

PM 605Biblical Leadership

2

MM 750Mentored Ministry-MDIV

2

MM 760Mentored Ministry-MDIV

2

Total Credit Hours:19

MM 750, MM 760: Students who have three years of full-time ministry experience or are currently in full-time ministry may apply to waive up to 4 credits.

Electives

Student choice of 12 credits of any seminary courses. See below for emphasis areas and electives.

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 78

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Advanced Standing Option

For those students who qualify for advanced standing, up to 19 credits may be waived with credit. See process for “Advanced Standing – Waiver of Course and Credit”.

Courses which are eligible for waiver are as follows:

BIB 501Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 502Isaiah through Malachi

3

BIB 513Pauline & General Epistles

3

BIB 514Gospels, Acts, Revelation

3

BIB 509Biblical Interpretation

3

GRK 501Principles of New Testament Greek I

3

GRK 502Principles of New Testament Greek II

3

HEB 621Hebrew Grammar I

3

HEB 622Hebrew Grammar II

3

TH 507Christian Theology I

4

TH 508Christian Theology II

4

If a M.Div. student pursues Bible waivers, the student must include BTH633 Methods in Biblical Theology as one of their elective choices. Student must complete the waiver of course and credit process prior to the start of their second semester of enrollment.

M.Div. Emphasis Areas

Students have the opportunity to craft the emphasis of their degree. Multnomah Biblical Seminary offers courses in various disciplines. Students can choose the electives they feel best suit their call and ministry interests. Some electives you can choose from:

Bible

BIB 604Revelation

2

BIB 612Psalms

2

BIB 614Job

2

BIB 6152 Corinthians: Ministerial Integrity

2

BIB 6261 Corinthians: Problem Solving in Church

2

BIB 632Torah

2

BTH 633Methods in Biblical Theology

3

BTH 733New Testament Quotations from the Old Testament

3

Biblical Languages

GRK 757Classical Greek Literature

3

GRK 758Readings in the Septuagint

3

HTH 778Patristic Greek Reading

3

GRK 801NT Exegesis Seminar I

3

GRK 802NT Exegesis Seminar II

3

HEB 621Hebrew Grammar I

3

HEB 622Hebrew Grammar II

3

HEB 721Hebrew Reading

3

HEB 722Hebrew Reading and Exegesis

3

800 level Greek courses may be taken more than once due to rotating content and may be taken for two or three credits.

Intercultural Studies

IS 604Cultural Anthropology

2

IS 607Cross-Cultural Communications

2

IS 612Biblical Theology of Missions

2

IS 642Theology of Cultural Engagement

2

Spiritual Formation

HTH 715Traditions in Christian Spirituality

2

SF 616Principles of Spiritual Formation III

2

SF 713Spiritual Warfare

2

SF 714Prayer

2

SF 740Guided Studies in Spiritual Formation

1

Pastoral Ministry

CN 724Marital Counseling

2

CN 726Crisis Counseling & Recovery Care

2

PM 608Ministry Management & Development

3

PM 624Orientation to Institutional Ministry

2

PM 626Youth Ministry Methods

2

PM 627Film, Theology & Ministry

2

PM 635Principles & Practices of Worship

2

PM 637Biblical Foundations for Family Ministry

3

PM 645Biblical Evangelism for the 21st Century

2

PM 711Theology of Community and Ministry

2

PM 734Conflict Resolution in the Church

2

TH 614Gender and Sexuality in the Church and Culture

2

Theology

BTH 633Methods in Biblical Theology

3

BTH 721OT Biblical Theology

3

BTH 733New Testament Quotations from the Old Testament

3

HTH 703Patristic and Medieval Theology

3

HTH 704Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology

3

HTH 707Evangelical Christianity & the American Experience

3

HTH 715Traditions in Christian Spirituality

2

IS 642Theology of Cultural Engagement

2

TH 614Gender and Sexuality in the Church and Culture

2

TH 628Contemporary Theologies

2

TH 642Apologetics Seminar

2

TH 722Studies in Ecclesiology

2