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5-Year B.A./M.Div. co-operative TMUS

Overview

The 5-Year B.A./M.Div. allows students to receive a B.A. in Biblical Studies (emphasis in Biblical Languages) from The Master’s University and an M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary (TMS) in five years, including a semester at IBEX. This condensed, academically rigorous program provides a streamlined education that allows students to graduate with less debt while preparing them for further education, student ministries, associate pastor positions, or Christian education.

The TMS Master of Divinity program focuses on three areas of special emphasis: Biblical-theological understanding, personal growth, and professional preparation. The M.Div. also provides a basis for further graduate study leading to degrees such as a Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, or Doctor of Philosophy.

In keeping with TMS’s stated purpose of equipping “men for effectiveness in Christian ministry to the universal body of Christ,” this cooperative program is open to men only.

Sample Courses

Advanced Greek Grammar

BL461

An intensive study of the syntax and literary features of the Greek New Testament.

Mechanics of Preaching

B388

A study of the messages of these three books, with special attention given to the topics of suffering and apostasy.

Theological Basis of Biblical Counseling

PM602

This course is designed to instruct the student in the fundamentals of actual sermon preparation and then how to effectively communicate that message. Attention is given to preparing the heart, selecting the approach, interpreting the text, and delivering the sermon.

Theology of Man & Sin

IBEX300

A regionally based geographic study of the land of Israel with an emphasis on the biblical period. Attention is given to the interrelationship of geography and geology to history and the subsequent development of civilization in the various regions. Regions studied include Judea, Samaria, Dead Sea, Jordan Rift, Galilee, Golan, Jezreel, Negev, and the Coastal District.

Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

Hybrid program that trains men and women to counsel the most serious issues in life with God’s sufficient Word under the authority of the local church

The Master’s Seminary

The Master’s Seminary

The Master’s Seminary offers graduate-level biblical, theological, and professional education designed to equip men for effectiveness in local church ministry.

Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX

Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX

Study the Bible for a full semester in the land where the Bible was written.

Study & Serve Abroad - Italy

Study & Serve Abroad - Italy

Spend 6 weeks studying language, art and culture in Florence.

Next Steps: Applying

Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide. In keeping with the TMS purpose of equipping “men for effectiveness in Christian ministry to the universal body of Christ,” this co-operative program is open to men only.

A student seeking enrollment in this program should express interest to the program director during his freshman year. Additionally, a student seeking enrollment in this program should express interest to the program director (Dr. Abner Chou) during his freshman year.

To continue in the program, the student must demonstrate the following during his sophomore year (1) passing score on at least one seminary PASS (Provision for Advanced Scholastic Standing) exam; (2) cumulative GPA of 3.6; (3) acceptance to TMS, after being interviewed by university and seminary staff.”

Requirements:

  • Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
  • 3.6 GPA average for new applications
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