M. Div.

General Description and Program Goals

The Master of Divinity program is designed primarily for those who expect to enter the pastoral ministry. It is, however, a flexible program that allows for special emphasis in the area of Biblical Preaching, Christian Counseling, Church Ministry, and Church Music.

The degree program incurs three academic years and requires 96 semester hours of credit. As many as 64 semester credits may be transferred from another institution.

The goals of the Master of Divinity program are:

    - To prepare students for ordained ministry, and
    - To equip students with the practical skills for ministry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

    - Understand the teachings and emphases of each book of the Bible and to preach them to both heart
      and mind with clarity and enthusiasm,

    - Exhibit a spiritual and personal maturity expressed particularly in everyday life and ethical ministry,
    - Critically understand Christian theology with special emphasis on the Korean Diaspora church context,
    - Demonstrate practical knowledge and skills in each of their areas of ministry,
    - Demonstrate the ability to impact the community for Christ through evangelism and social concern
      with cultural sensitivity, and

    - Demonstrate critical thinking skills for development of ministry philosophy.

Master of Divinity Concentrations

Biblical Preaching Concentration
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

    - Identify the messages of biblical texts for preaching ministry, and
    - Demonstrate understanding various forms of preaching and skills for effective preaching ministry.

Christian Counseling Concentration
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

    - Integrate Bible/Theology and counseling, and
    - Demonstrate understanding of theories and techniques related to Christian counseling.

Church Ministry Concentration
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

    - Demonstrate theological understanding for many aspects of local church ministry, and
    - Demonstrate practical skills for many aspects of local church ministry.

Church Music Concentration
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

    - Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills for church music ministry; and
    - Demonstrate a high level of technical and interpretative skills requisite for artistic expression.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the Master of Divinity degree program, the student is required to complete a minimum of 96 semester credits and write a project project. The student must have a GPA of 2.5 or above. Students must demonstrate competence in at least seven of ten ministry skills listed on the Ministry Skills Assessment Form (see Supervised Ministry Handbook). The examination shall be taken at any regularly scheduled testing period. The student will be allowed to retake the examination as needed.
To complete the program, a project must be submitted and approved by the graduation committee. The student will register for the course PT606 Ministry Project during the final year of the program and submit a prospectus and outline of the project for faculty approval. The school will assign an academic supervisor according to the topic of the project. The student will write a Ministry project on a topic which the student is interested and desires to further develop under the guidance of the supervisor. The length of the Ministry project will be approximately 50 pages of text, double-spaced. The Ministry project will meet the writing standards of World Mission University.

Residencial Requirement

World Mission university Requires Master of Divinity student’s are required to complete at least one year of work to be done in residence. This requirement may be fulfilled through intensive modular courses.

Course Title and Level

All courses at the Masters level are numbered 500 - 699. Course descriptions are provided in this catalog.

Degree Requirements: 96 Credits

The M.Div. requires 96 semester credits of course work comprised of 12 credits of biblical studies, 21 credits of theological/historical studies, 24 credits of practical ministry studies, 4 credits of field education, 20-21 credits in a concentration and 14-15 semester credits of electives.