GRADUATE

M.Div. : Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity program is designed to equip dedicated Christians for various ministries within the church setting, which include the ordained ministries of instruction and church leadership. This program emphasizes the development of skills in studying and communicating the Christian Scriptures and theological traditions. The program further seeks to build leaders to model and facilitate Christian spiritual formation and communal practices by demonstrating firm leadership in their area of study for further study at the doctoral level, firm professional leadership as a full or part-time ordained minister at any church or mission organization, and firm managerial leadership at any work setting with Christian ethics and values.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the program, students will be competent leaders who are able to serve the Kingdom of God for the Lord in the world. Students will have acquired the basic knowledge and abilities in religious heritage, socio-cultural context, personal and spiritual formation, and ministerial and public leadership.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The Shepherd University’s MDiv program seeks to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate the key competencies in the outcome areas of:

PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE
Religious Heritage

PLO 1 Analyze the Old and New Testament texts with working knowledge of the biblical languages, in-depth knowledge of the history of Ancient Near East/Ancient Israel and theological concepts developed in the scholarship as well as personal interpretation of the Bible.

PLO 2 Defend each of major Christian theology & demonstrate working knowledge of church history critically and faithfully.


Socio-Cultural Context

PLO3 Demonstrate appreciation and apologetic use of socio-cultural diversity informed by conversation between the theological disciplines and contextual studies.


Capacity for Ministerial and Public Leadership

PLO4 Demonstrate leadership in the context of pulpit and marketplace ministry settings as a licensed pastor and non-licensed minister.

PLO 5 Write critical research papers using professional style of research and ethical use of references.

PLO 6 Present and defend sermons, research and writing using professional delivery techniques.

PLO 7 Demonstrate competency in use of modern technology in major fields for research and presentation assignments.


CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT
Personal and Spiritual Formation

PLO 8 Demonstrate one’s full competency and use of one’s distinctive psychological temperament and spiritual gifts; and be ready to apply them into daily life situations and vocational settings.

PLO 9 Demonstrate competency in reflection and integration of theological theory into ministry praxis.

PLO 10 Demonstrate one’s spiritual commitment in the context of community through active involvement in various ministry activities.

CURRICULUM
CATEGORIES CODE COURSE TITLE Units
Bible
27Units
ET501 Hermeneutics & Theological Research 3
OT501 Survey of OT 3
NT501 Survey of NT 3
BL501 Hebrew 1 3
BL500 Greek 1 3
OT601 Pentateuch(Exegesis) 3
NT611 Gospels(Exegesis) 3
OT655 The Prophets 3
NT601 Pauline Epistles 3
Theology
18Units
ST502 Systematic Theology 1 3
ST503 Systematic Theology 2 3
CH501 Church History 1 3
CH502 Church History 2 3
ST600 Actual Spirituality & Action Theology 3
ST602 Contemporary Theology 3
Professional
Ministry
25Units
PT635 Vision & Mission of Life 3
CE611 Christian Education & Ministry 3
CC602 Christian Counseling & Ministry 3
PT505 Homiletics 3
PT605 Evangelism 3
PT607 Pastoral Leadership 3
PT650-PT653 Field Education 1,2,3,4
(1 credit each)
4
PT790 Senior Integration Seminar 3
Chapel Total CHPL001-004 CHPL001, CHPL002,
CHPL003, CHPL004
P/F
Electives 27Units   Concentration Electives  27
Bible Content Ex     P/F
Qualifying Ex     P/F
Thesis GP 600 Thesis/Vision Statement P/F
  TOTAL   97



D.Min. : Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry is the most advanced professional degree for persons in the ministry of churches. Distinguished from academic Ph.D. and Th.D. programs, the D.Min. places primary emphasis on theological learning and research in the context of the ministry practice. The course of study includes on-campus and on-site study, research, and writing.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the program, students will be competent leaders who are able to serve the Kingdom of God for the Lord in the world. Students will have acquired a mastery over the knowledge and competencies in religious heritage, socio-cultural context, personal and spiritual formation, and ministerial/ public leadership:
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The Shepherd University’s MDiv program seeks to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate the key competencies in the outcome areas of:

PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE
Religious Heritage

PLO 1 Communicate biblical texts to people in the ministry in ways that is biblically critical, theologically challenging, and pastorally adaptable.


Socio-Cultural Context

PLO2 Demonstrate professional understandings of individuals, groups, and cultures informed by conversation between the biblical and theological texts in the postmodern ministry context.


Capacity for Ministerial and Public Leadership

PLO3 Demonstrate professional level of leadership in one’s area of calling through integration of intellect and spirituality with clear analysis and deeper reflection of one’s ministry in the postmodern context

PLO 4 Write and defend doctoral projects such as bible, theology and ministry areas using professional research and writing skills.

PLO 5 Demonstrate professional level of oral communication applying professional delivery techniques in defense of gospel and major area of study.


CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT
Personal and Spiritual Formation

PLO 6 Demonstrate one’s professional understanding and application of personal and spiritual maturity through one’s fruit-bearing and gifts-applied ministry.

PLO 7 Demonstrate how valid and clear theological understanding can be integrated and applied into one’s own journey of faith as well as in one’s ministry

CURRICULUM
CATEGORIES CODE COURSE TITLE Units
Core Classes 12 Units ET802 Personal Development & Project Research 3
PT831 Understanding the Postmodern World for Ministry 3
PT817 Leadership Formation 3
BT825 Biblical & Theological Foundations for Ministry 3
Electives 24 Units
from this list or unlisted ones.
PT823 Healthy Church and Church Growth 3
PT905 Evangelism 3
PT817 Mission & Field Research 3
CE811 Christian Education & Ministry 3
CE808 Discipleship Praxis 3
PT902 Contemporary Worship 3
PT810 Homiletics 3
CE806 Hermeneutics for Preachers 3
CC922 Christian Counseling & Ministry 3
PT870 Spiritual Warfare 3
CC904 Inner Healing 3
Qualifying Ex      
Dissertation GP900 100-150 pages 6
  TOTAL   42