Master of Divinity (MDiv): Biblical Studies
|Biblical Language 1||8|
|Select one of the following:|
|New Testament Greek I|
and New Testament Greek II
and Hebrew II
|Biblical Studies Core||12|
|Torah and Prophets: Exodus-2 Kings|
|Biblical Interpretation: Exploring Genesis 2|
|Paul the Pastor and Theologian|
|Theological Studies Core||12|
|Church History I|
|Church History II|
|Ministry Life and Leadership|
|Christian Formation and Discipleship|
|Pastoral Counseling and Church Health|
|Integrated Studies Core||12|
|The Bible and Preaching|
|Ethics and Worship|
|The Gospels and Christology|
|Mentored Ministry 3|
|Urban Immersion L.A.|
|Biblical Studies Emphasis||8|
|Select two of the following: 4|
|The Gospels' Witness to Christ|
|The Gospel of Mark|
|Epistle to the Romans|
|Psalms as Resource for Ministry|
|Biblical Foundations of Worship|
|Old Testament Seminar|
|New Testament Seminar|
|The Church of the First Century|
|Early Judaism: The Writings and the Dead Sea Scrolls|
|The New Testament World|
|Theological Themes of the Old Testament|
|Scripture and Canon: The Formation of the Bible|
|Women in the Bible and Church History|
Students who have completed one year of undergraduate Hebrew or Greek with a grade of B or better may waive this requirement.
GBBL 511 is a prerequisite to all GBBL courses, GINS 507, and GINS 542.
Repeated for a total of 4 units.
A second biblical language can also be used to fulfill the biblical studies emphasis.
The Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Biblical Studies program must be completed within 10 years from the date of admission. APU coursework completed more than 10 years prior to completion of degree requirements is not acceptable toward the degree.
University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.
International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Model a holy life through spiritual disciplines reflecting a Wesleyan heritage of faith and love.
- Interpret Scripture with reverent criticism, theological insight, and constructive imagination, beginning with the inductive method of Bible study, for the edification of the Church.
- Think theologically through the Wesleyan quadrilateral (Scripture, Church tradition, reason, and experience) in a manner that is faithful to the past and responsive to the present.
- Develop competency in the pastoral responsibilities of preaching, teaching, leadership, and pastoral care.
- Analyze various cultural constructs and global issues in order to provide transforming leadership for the Church.