M.Div. Honors Research

A Snapshot:

  • 85 credit hours (approx. 3-4 years)
  • Available on campus and online
  • Focuses on preparing students for further academic study at the doctoral level

The MDiv Honors Research equips students with a comprehensive understanding of Scripture, a solid grounding in theology, and key ministry skills. This degree also provides the opportunity for students to develop research skills and focus on specific research topics. Students will graduate from the program with the ability to interpret Scripture, contextualize the gospel, and serve their community.

The entire program can be completed online, allowing you to participate in the program from anywhere in the world.

Required Courses

The MDiv Honors Research contains 85 credits focused on biblical and theological disciplines that align with the students’ research interests. Students are also given the chance to grow in related theological disciplines and ministry skills.

Biblical Studies20 credits
BT 500The Bible's Authority and Interpretation2
OT 516Old Testament History and Interpretation3
OT 620-623Old Testament Inductive Bible Study3
NT 516New Testament History and Interpretation3
NT 531The Gospels Inductive Bible Study3
Track 1: Hebrew
OT 651Intermediate Hebrew Grammar3
OT 731-734Old Testament Exegesis3
Track 2: Greek
NT 521Greek Reading and Syntax3
NT 642The Epistles with Greek3
Theological Studies 14 credits
ST 504Christ, Revelation, God, and Humanity3
ST 505Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, and Last Things3
ST 519Theology of John Wesley3
HT 604 History of Christian Thought 3
ST 506Theology of Christian Holiness2
OR
BT 610Biblical Basis of Christian Holiness2
Philosophical Studies6 credits
PH 520Philosophy for Understanding Theology3
OR
PH 610Moral Theology and the Gospel3
AP 500Approaches to Apologetics3
OR
AP(MS) 601 Apologetics in Cultural Change3
Formational Studies3 credits
DS 505Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
Ministerial Studies6 credits
PM 700Theology and Practice of Pastoral Leadership3
EV 605Evangelism3
Research Concentration36 credits
RS 505Techniques of Research3
RS 780Thesis & Research6
Research Electives27

For detailed program information, please see the academic catalog.

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