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 Studies30
OT 516Old Testament History and Interpretation3
OT 620-623Old Testament Inductive Bible Study3
NT 512New Testament History and Interpretation3
NT 531Interpreting the Gospels3
OT 501Elementary Hebrew I3
OT 502Elementary Hebrew II3
NT 501New Testament Greek I3
NT 502New Testament Greek II3
NT 521 or OT 651Greek or Hebrew Reading and Syntax3
NT 642 or OT 731-34Greek or Hebrew Exegesis3
Theological Studies 18 credits
BT 501Biblical Theology3
ST 604Christ, Revelation, God, and Humanity3
ST 605Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, and Last Things3
ST 619Theology of John Wesley3
HT 520History of Christian Thought 3
BT 610Biblical Basis of Christian Holiness2
Philosophical Studies6 credits
PH 610Moral Theology and the Gospel3
AP 501Foundations of Apologetics3
Formational Studies6 credits
DS 505Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
DS 515Discipleship in the Home3
Ministry Studies6 credits
PM 700Theology and Practice of Pastoral Leadership3
EV 605Evangelism3
Research Concentration21 credits
RS 505Techniques of Research3
RS 780Thesis & Research6
Research Electives12

For detailed program information, please see the academic catalog.

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