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MDiv Degree – Major in Bible and Theology

The major in the Master of Divinity degree is the focused area of study designed to prepare a student for a specific career path or professional goal. Courses in the major define the subject areas of expertise being developed by the student.


Purpose of the Major

To develop necessary skills in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Christian ministries in preparation for significant leadership in the church.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learners will increase in understanding of the Bible and its place in the development of church leaders and leadership.
  2. Learners will develop a consistent theology to be applied to daily life and ministry and articulated and defended before a watching world.
  3. Learners will develop skills of biblical interpretation and apply these to the study of Scripture, theology, and ministry.
  4. Learners will develop a passion for the mission of the church and contribute to its growth.

Major Core Studies – 33 Credits

Major Core Studies form 33 credits of the 63 credits minimum for the MDiv degree Major in Bible and Theology. Major Core Studies are from Old Testament, Languages, New Testament, Theology, and Biblical Studies subject areas.

  • OT 516 Genesis: In-Depth Study
  • BS 513 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • OT 625 Wisdom Literature
  • NT 634 The Gospel of John
  • NT 513 The Book of Romans
  • NT 600 New Testament History
  • BS 680 Biblical Prophecy
  • NT 510 Life and Letters of Paul
  • TH 683 Old Testament Theology
  • TH 533 New Testament Theology
  • BS 690 Biblical Studies and Theology Practicum1

Program Structure – 63 Credits Minimum

  • RW 001 Trinity Tutorial – 0 credits
  • General Electives – 30 credits
  • Major Core Studies – 33 credits

A minimum of 33 credits must be earned at Trinity.

1 Learners may replace course with an elective in Biblical Studies (BS), New Testament
(NT), Old Testament (OT), Theology (TH), Apologetics (AP), or Church History (CH).

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