M.Div. Honors Research

The Basics

  • 85 credit hours (approx. 3-5 years)
  • Some work is available online, but this degree program as a whole is fully accessible only on campus. Greek and Hebrew are available in real time on-line via Zoom.
  • Goal: Show skill in investigation and analysis of data in a selected field of study that could lead to more advanced research, writing, and teaching

Program Courses:

Biblical Studies (20 hrs)

BT 500 The Bible’s Authority & Interpretation 2
OT 516 OT History & Interpretation 3
OT Inductive Bible OT 620, 621, 622, or 623 3
NT 512 NT History & Interpretation 3
NT 531 The Gospels 3

Choose:
Track 1: Hebrew
OT 651 Intermediate Hebrew Grammar 3
OT Exegesis OT 731, 732, 733, or 734 3
Track 2: Greek
NT 521 Greek Reading & Syntax 3
NT 642 The Epistles with Greek 3

Theological Studies (14 hrs)

ST 504 Christ, Revelation, God, Humanity 3
ST 505 Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, Last Things 3
ST 506 or BT 610 ST 506 Theology of Christian Holiness /
BT 610 Biblical Basis of Christian Holiness 2
ST 519 Theology of John Wesley 3
HT 604 History of Christian Thought 3

Philosophical Studies (6 hrs)

PH 520 or PH 610 PH 520 Philosophy for Understanding Theology/
PH 610 Moral Theology and the Gospel 3
AP 500 or AP(MS) 601 AP 500 Approaches to Apologetics/
AP(MS) 601 Apologetics in Cultural Change 3

Formational Studies (3 hrs)

DS 505 Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
Optional Discipleship Groups

Ministry Studies (6 hrs)

PM 700 Theology and Practice of Pastoral Leadership 3
EV 605 Evangelism 3

Research Concentration (36 hrs)

RS 001 New Student Orientation 0
RS 505 Techniques of Research 3
RS 780 Thesis & Research 6

Research Electives

Including 6 hrs beginning Hebrew and/or 6 hrs beginning Greek for those entering seminary without these courses.

For detailed program information, please see the academic catalog.