Master of Divinity

24 courses 3 years    |    72 Credits[Units]
Academic Program Description and Objectives

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is designed to equip students with skills that will help them integrate biblical and theological reflection with hands-on ministry experience to become servant leaders in local church settings, in parachurch organizations, as well as in the mission field. The program also prepares students for innovative leadership, redemptive engagement, and transformational service, and trains them to work alongside the contemporary challenges in a changing, diverse, technological world.


The M.Div. Program introduces students to ALL 66 books of the Bible as God's revelation to us. It prepares students theologically and practically for ministry. And it highlights the missiological emphasis of Scripture, the call to proclaim the gospel, that climaxes in the New Testament.


Based on a solid biblical foundation, the program encourages students to be creative in the way that they communicate the unchanging Gospel to the variety of people and cultures in their congregations—professionals, laborers, academics, artists, parachurch workers, and others. The program fosters learning in a vibrant community of fellow believers, in which our students are mentored and supported as they pursue their vocation.


All MDiv students (both pastoral ministry and counseling students) are required to complete the MDiv Internship, comprised of field experience that grants 6 to12 academic credit hours. The M.Div. internship is considered the capstone experience of the program. Internships involve goal setting and evaluation of goal accomplishment, mentoring sessions, and participation in “Internship Clusters” for small group reflection with other students. In their internship, students put into practice the doctrines and ideas they have been learning, and hone and refine their skills for serving the kingdom.


Pastoral Ministry Concentration
This concentration prepares students for a wide range of skilled, biblically based pastoral ministry, as well as for leadership in the local church and beyond. It can also be the foundation for further academic work.
Christian Counseling Concentration
The M.Div. in Christian Counseling degree program is designed to prepare students for a ministry of Christian counseling to individuals, couples, and families in a congregational, denominational agency, counseling center, or mission setting.

MDiv Program - 24 courses / 72 Credits[Units] Total

Pastoral Ministry

Christian Counseling

MDiv Main Program Segments:

Biblical / Theological Studies - 10 courses / 30 units
Concentration (Pastoral Ministries or Christian Counseling) - 6 to 8 courses / 18-24 units
Electives - 4 courses / 12 units
Practicum/Internship - from 2 to 4 courses / 6-12 units

Full MDiv Curriculum

The course descriptions for the courses listed below may be found in the Academic Catalog.

    Biblical/Theological Studies Core - 30 Credits
    BS 502 Hermeneutics
    BS 503 Introduction to the OT
    BS 504 Introduction to the NT
    BS 515 Pentateuch, Foundation of the Bible
    BS 604 The Gospels & the Life of Jesus
    BS 617 The Book of Acts, the Earliest Church
    BS 627 Pauline and General Epistles
    TH 511 Revelation, and Theology Proper
    TH 513 Soteriology and Christology
    CH 525 History of Christianity I: From the Apostles to the Late Middle Ages

    Elective Bible & Theology Courses - 12 Credits (choose fourcourses)
    GBL 519 Biblical Greek **
    GBL 529 Biblical Hebrew **
    **For students who wish to take Greek or Hebrew,
    we will make arrangements with qualified local faculty.
    BS 501 The Authority of the Bible
    BS 612 Monotheistic Israel in the Pagan ANE
    (with emphasis on the OT Historical Books)
    BS 614 OT Major Prophets
    BS 619 OT Wisdom Literature
    BS 631 Selected NT Book(s), in Depth
    CH 526 History of Christianity II: From the Reformation until Today
    TH 527 Philosophy and Christian Theology
    TH 609 Issues in Theology, and Theological Debate
    CE 607 Christian Education

    Practicum 6-12 Credits
    PM 601 I Practicum Internship (required)
    PM 602 II Practicum Internship (required)
    PM 603 III Practicum Internship (optional)
    PM 604 IV Practicum Internship (optional)
    Pastoral Ministry Concentration 18 - 24 Credits
    TH 522 The Person and Work of Holy Spirit
    TH 644 Apologetics: The Defense of the Faith
    PT 501 Pastoral Ministry
    PT 502 Spiritual Formation & Development
    PT 503 Homiletics
    PT 504 Church Administration
    PT 505 Theology and Practice of Worship
    PT 510 Online Ministry Essentials / Digital Literacy
    PT 545 Christian Leadership
    PT 556 Church Planting & Growth
    PT 602 Preaching Practicum
    PT 606 Holistic Ministry, and Spirituality
    MS 513 Missiology
    MS 519 Evangelism and Mission in the Postmodern Era
    MS 599 World Religions and Mission

    Counseling Concentration 18 - 24 Credits
    MC 501 Marriage and Family Counseling
    MC 502 Child and Adolescent Counseling
    MC 503 Christian Counseling & Addiction
    MC 504 Crisis and Trauma Counseling in Community Mental Health
    MC 505 Counseling and Holistic Healing: Body, Mind, and Spirit
    MC 506 Christian Spiritual Formation; Integrative Holistic Theology
    MC 507 Advanced Lifespan Development
    MC 508 Counseling and the God Shaped Heart and Brain
    MC 509 Inner Healing
    MC 510 Christian Counseling & Personality Disorders
    MC 511 Drama Therapy & Christian Counseling
    MC 512 Transformational Counseling through story, Drama, Dance, Music,and Art
    MC 605 Difference Education and Counseling
    MC 608 Neuro - Linguistic Psychology
    MC 609 Positive Psychology
    MC 610 Quantum Medicine and Transpersonal Psychology


The course curriculum develops students' core competencies for success in ministry and leadership. Possible careers include:
  • Ministry leadership (youth pastor, small group leader, Bible teacher, etc.)
  • Senior and preaching pastor positions
  • Bible teaching pastor
  • Missions
  • Chaplaincy
  • Christian non-profit Organizations
  • Christian education
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of the Bible from historical, literary, and theological perspectives.
Students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of Christian theology from the perspective of the Korean Evangelical tradition.
Students will regularly engage in spiritual practices and demonstrate a biblical lifestyle.
Students will regularly engage in evangelism and ministry in diverse settings.
Students will demonstrate cultural awareness and cross-cultural competence.
Students will demonstrate competence in the area of their concentration: pastoral ministry & leadership, or, counseling.