Credits hours

78 Credits USA


Average equivalent 203 ECTS*

Modes of Study

Research Mentor interaction Student practical learning requirements

Further Learning opportunities

After completing this course, the student can: Enhance his graduate degree by taking any of the graduate certificates available progress towards an D.Min


Unit research essays according to module requirements. Final research paper Student learning requirement evaluation
Master of Divinity - Biblical Language

MQF/EQF Level 7

Master of Divinity - Biblical Language Track - Course modules

Biblical Studies —39 credits

Bible Courses: Biblical Language—12 credits BNT 5573 Graduate Greek I 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) BNT 5583 Graduate Greek II 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) BNT 6673 Intermediate Greek 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) Any one Greek exegesis course 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) Bible Courses: New Testament—6 credits BNT 5183 Acts as History and Theology 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) ONE additional Bible New Testament course 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) (A student who receives waiver for 6 undergraduate credits of Greek biblical language should complete two additional graduate-level New Testament courses or BNT 6926 Thesis: New Testament Studies.) Bible Courses: Old Testament—12 credits BIB 6293 Hermeneutics: God’s Message and Its Meaning 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) BOT6233 Pentateuch; Critical Issues 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) Two additional Bible Old Testament courses 6 Credit hours (ECTS 16) (NOTE: Hebrew exegesis courses that have been completed at the graduate level at an accredited institution may be used to fulfill biblical language and Old Testament requirements. Also see section on “Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions" pg 34 on graduate manual). Theology Courses—9 credits BNT 6043 Pneumatology in Lucan Literature 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) Two additional courses from the Theology division 6 Credit hours (ECTS 16)

Ministerial Studies—24 credits:

Education Courses—6 credits EDU 6203 Educational Psychology 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) One additional course from the Education division 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) Leadership Courses—6 credits LDR 5013 Foundations for Christian Leadership 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) One additional course from the Leadership division 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) Ministries Courses—6 credits MIN 6903 Practicum  3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) One additional course from the Ministries division 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) Missions Courses—6 credits MIS 5013 The Biblical Theology of Missions 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) One additional course from the Missions division 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8)

General Education—6 credits:

History Course—3 credits BIB 5013 Historical Approach to Hermeneutics or MIS 6043 History of the Expansion of Christianity 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8)

Research Courses—3 credits

RES 5023 Graduate Research and Writing: Principles and Practice 3 Credit hours (ECTS 8)

Thesis Option

General Electives—9 credits: RES6913 Research Methodology  3 Credit hours (ECTS 8) RES 6926 Thesis 6

Non-Thesis Option

Any three courses from any division 9 Credit hours (ECTS 24) Theology of Ministry Paper No credits NOTE:Twelve credits of biblical language are required for all Biblical Language and Theology Track Master of Divinity degrees. Greek language, or Hebrew language equivalent, courses completed at the undergraduate level may be used to waive up to 6 credits (BNT 5573 and BNT 5583, or Hebrew language equivalents). However, credits completed at the undergraduate level will not reduce the number of graduate credits required for a Master of Divinity degree. Courses considered for waiver must be completed at an accredited institution according to policies stated in the sections on “Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions,” “Biblical Language Waiver Based on Undergraduate Credit,” and “Biblical Language Requirements.”
Grade Content Structure, Style, Syntax 97–100% (A+, superior) 93–96% (A, excellent) 90–92% (A-, excellent) Independent thought; excellent critical awareness; wide and deep knowledge based on thorough research; clearly articulated; solid and viable methodology; some originality in method and/or application of method; completely viable conclusions; keen analysis/synthesis. Clear, concise, and precise; coherent, logical, and interesting; virtually error-free, completely free of major flaws; excellent command of English. 87–89% (B+, good) 83–86% (B, good) Good awareness of, and adequate critical engagement with issues; broad knowledge; viable, if somewhat sketchy, methodology; viable conclusions; can analyze/synthesize. Generally clear, concise and precise, coherent; some minor errors, rare major flaws; good command of English. 80–82% (B-, satisfactory) 77–79% (C+, satisfactory) 73–76% (C, satisfactory) 70–72% (C-, poor) Average awareness of issues; average general knowledge; average critical awareness; generally acceptable conclusions; no particularly creative development. Generally clear and basically coherent; several minor errors; occasional major flaws; relatively good command of English. Below 70% (F, failing as submitted; may request a revision) Minimal awareness of issues; gaps in general knowledge; inadequate critical ability; weak methodology; absence of creativity; conclusions that do not follow easily from discussion. Some gaps in coherence; numerous minor errors; several major flaws; fair command of English. Below 70% (F, failing) Little or no awareness of issues; major gaps in general knowledge; no critical awareness; weak methodology; no relationship between method and discussion. Often incoherent; numerous minor errors; numerous major flaws.

Grading Rubric

*3 USA credits are 201 hrs: average of 67x3 per credit hour. This equals the average of 8 ECTS (201/25)
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