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MASTER OF divinity

OVERVIEW

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is intended for graduates who desire to attain a critical grasp of Scripture, grounding in biblical languages, and a comprehensive understanding of Christian doctrine. As a student, you can expect to learn and develop analytic and reflexive skills to discuss critical issues facing the church today. You will also refine your practical skills in ministry, including leadership, preaching, teaching, pastoral ministry, discipleship and missions. The program also provides you with opportunities to delve deeper into specific areas of interest.

Accreditation

Asia Theological Association

Credits and Duration

60 credits

(For theological Bachelor degree holders)

Full-time: Two years

Part-time: Up to six years 

 

99 credits

(For non-theological Bachelor degree holders)

Full-time: Three years

Part-time: Up to nine years

Admission Requirements

You must:

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity.

  • Be willing to engage in Christian ministry.

  • Be recommended by your local church.

  • Have obtained a Bachelor degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

 

International applicants must have obtained a TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) / 550 (PBT) or an IELTS score of 6.0 (or the equivalent).

Anticipated Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Scripture and Christian doctrine.

  • Competence in Biblical Hebrew or Greek so as to interpret and communicate biblical truth.

  • Understanding of the nature of the church, its ministry and mission.

  • Discernment of the various trends in contemporary ministry.

  • Capacity to reflect theologically on contemporary issues in the Christian community and make independently formed judgments.

  • Love for the church and its mission in fulfilling the Great Commission.

  • Sanctified aspirations in professional ministry.

  • Commitment to developing spiritual maturity in themselves and others.

  • Skill in the interpretation and application of Scripture to practical life situations.

  • Ability to communicate biblical truth with clarity and conviction.

  • Competence in working with biblical, theological, historical and sociological perspectives of ministry.

  • Professional skill competencies in the ministries of the church.

CURRICULUM

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BIBLE

30 credits
  • Old Testament Foundations*

  • New Testament Foundations*

  • Hermeneutics*

  • Hebrew I or Greek I*

  • Hebrew II or Greek II*

  • Hebrew III or Greek III*

  • Hebrew or Greek Exegesis

  • 3 Bible Electives

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THEOLOGY
& HISTORY

 

27 credits
  • Systematic Theology I*

  • Systematic Theology II*

  • Systematic Theology III*

  • Christian Ethics

  • Pentecostal Studies

  • Church History*

  • 3 Theology Electives

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MINISTRY
& GENERAL

42 credits
  • Online Orientation

  • Theological Research & Writing (Online)*

  • Homiletics*

  • Principles of Teaching*

  • Pastoral Theology and Leadership

  • Christian Discipleship

  • Church Educational Ministries

  • Pastoral Counseling

  • Biblical Theology of Missions

  • Cultural Anthropology

  • 5 Ministry Electives

Theological Bachelor degree holders are expected to have completed subjects marked with an asterisk (*) in their Bachelor degrees. Otherwise, these subjects may be required as deficiencies in the program of study.

STUDY SCHEDULE

YEAR 1

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TERM 1

  • Theological Research & Writing (Online)

  • Old Testament Foundations

  • Systematic Theology I

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TERM 2
 

  • New Testament Foundations

  • Systematic Theology II

  • Pentecostal Studies

  • Pastoral Counseling

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TERM 3

  • Hermeneutics 

  • Systematic Theology III

  • Pastoral Theology and Leadership

  • Church History

YEAR 2

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TERM 1

  • Hebrew I or Greek I

  • Homiletics

  • Biblical Theology of Missions

  • Bible Elective

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TERM 2
 

  • Hebrew II or Greek II Principles of Teaching

  • Theology Elective

  • Ministry Elective

 

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TERM 3

  • Hebrew III or Greek III

  • Christian Ethics

  • Christian Discipleship

  • Cultural Anthropology

YEAR 3

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TERM 1

  • Hebrew or Greek Exegesis

  • Theology Elective

  • 2 Ministry Electives

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TERM 2
 

  • Bible Elective

  • Theology Elective

  • Ministry Elective

 

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TERM 3

  • Church Educational Ministries

  • Bible Elective

  • Ministry Elective

1) The School may change the schedule of classes offered at any time without prior notice. 

2) Students may choose to take their courses online if they are offered. 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must fulfill the following requirements for graduation:

  • Satisfactory completion of the program of study.

  • Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

  • Approval by the Dean’s Committee.

  • Settlement of all financial obligations with the College.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

60 credits (for Theological degree holder) 

Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 9,400

Part-time

Duration: Up to 6 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 9,400

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term.  

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2021 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

4) International students will need to take into consideration living expenses and other related fees incurred from staying in Singapore on a student pass. 

99 credits (for non-Theological degree holder) 

Full-time

Duration: 3 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 15,510

Part-time

Duration: Up to 9 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 15,510

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term.  

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2021 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

4) International students will need to take into consideration living expenses and other related fees incurred from staying in Singapore on a student pass. 

For a detailed listing of fees involved, please refer to the Financial Information

APPLICATION

The School of Theology follows a trimester system with 3 terms in a year. Each term consists of 13 weeks. Students should check with the school for the exact dates for the school terms.

  • Term 1: Jan - Mar

  • Term 2: May - Jul

  • Term 3: Sep - Nov

 

Applicant may choose to commence the program in any term.  

 

Local applicants (residing in Singapore)

International applicants

CONNECT WITH US

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Email: admin@tca.edu.sg

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