Master of Theological Studies (Two-Year)

Program Description
Program Objectives

Course Requirements

Program Description
This two-year program of biblical and theological studies is tailored to students who are interested in bringing to bear the deep resources of the Christian tradition to a broad range of intellectual, spiritual, and/or cultural concerns. This program provides students with a set of skills for biblical understanding and theological reflection, as well as personal and spiritual transformation to meet the theological challenges of a variety of contexts including the local church, parachurch ministry, and the circumstances of daily life. This program may be focused in such a way as to help students have the appropriate graduate theological background needed for entry into more advanced levels of theological studies.

On its own, the MTS degree may not fulfill the requirements considered to be necessary for ordination.

Program Objectives
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. An ability to interpret scripture in a credible and appropriate manner.
2. An ability to think theologically for faithful engagement with church and world.
3. A commitment to developing and living out spiritual practices for lifelong transformation.
4. The ability to identify and achieve an objective relevant to the particular call, interest and/or need of the student.

Course Requirements
Bible   (12 credits)
BI 412      Biblical Hermeneutics   3

NT 416     New Testament Introduction   3
OT 417     Old Testament Introduction   3
OT or BI Elective     3

Church History and Theology   (12 credits)
TH 526      Christian Ethics   3
TH 531      Systematic Theology I   3
TH 532      Systematic Theology II   3
plus one of the following two courses:   3
   CH 420 Church History to 1500   3, or
   CH 422 Church History since 1500   3

Church Mission and Ministry   (6 credits)
MI 432      Integral Mission    3
plus one of the following two courses:   3
   PT 540  Spiritual Formation    3
   WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions   3

Assessment Projects   (3 credits)
TS 601     Scripture Project 1     1
TS 602     Theology Project 2     1
TS 603     Spiritual Practices 3    1

Free Electives      15

Total Credits      48

 

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Master of Arts Intercultural Studies (Two-Year)

Program Description
Program Objectives
Course Requirements

Program Description
A two-year program designed for those anticipating careers in intercultural or multicultural settings. The curriculum offers courses that integrate the study of culture, Bible and theology and the mission of the church with special emphasis on developing skills for intercultural ministry of a non-pastoral nature. This program is for students who possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university.

Program Objectives
Graduation from the M.A. in Intercultural Studies program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. Personal and spiritual maturity and a commitment to ongoing growth.
2. A broad knowledge of the Bible and theology and the ability to apply this knowledge incarnationally in a redemptive ministry in the church and the world.
3. The capacity to critically integrate the principles and methodologies of cultural anthropology within a missiological framework.
4. Commitment to the Church’s worldwide mission of gospel proclamation, discipleship, and social change.
5. Competence in the skills needed for sympathetically understanding other cultures and in the exercise of spiritual gifts in another cultural setting.

Course Requirements

Bible   (9 credits)
BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics  3

NT 416 New Testament Introduction  3
OT 417 Old Testament Introduction  3

Church History and Theology   (12 credits)
CH 420 Church History to 1500  3
CH 422 Church History since 1500  3
TH 531 Systematic Theology I  3
TH 532 Systematic Theology II  3

Church Mission and Ministry   (24 credits) 
PR 442 ICS Practicum Unit 1 (Field Ed)  1
PR 443 ICS Practicum Unit 2 (Field Ed)  1
PR 444 ICS Practicum Unit 3 (Field Ed)  1

MI 432 Integral Mission   3
plus one of the following two courses:  3
 MI 534      Intercultural Communication  or

 MI 546      Global Mission Study Tour
MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting 3
MI 637A Applied Cultural Anthropology 3
MI 651 MA Research Paper Proposal  1
MI 653 MA Research Paper  2
PT 540 Spiritual Formation   3
WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions 3

Free electives   3

Total Credits    48

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Master of Divinity

Program Description
Program Objectives
Course Requirements

Program Description

The Master of Divinity program offers flexibility in course selection for those who are preparing for a form of Christian ministry. This program is intended for those who expect to be involved in staff positions in churches or in para-church ministries. Taylor now offers a 77-hour MDiv program, which focuses on essential ministry preparation and spiritual formation. This program is intended to serve students by reducing the time and cost involved in getting their degree.

Program Objectives

Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. The personal and spiritual maturity expected of a minister of the Gospel and a commitment to ongoing growth.
2. A broad knowledge of the Bible and theology and the ability to apply this knowledge in a redemptive ministry in the church and the world.
3. Commitment to the church’s worldwide mission of gospel proclamation, discipleship, and social change.
4. Competence in the skills required for the teaching, preaching, worship, pastoral care, evangelistic, and administrative ministries of the church.
5. The ability to provide effective leadership for a congregation of believers.

Course Requirements

Bible   (18 credits)
    BI 412       Biblical Hermeneutics   3
    BI 514       Greek and Hebrew Tools   3
    NT 416      New Testament Introduction   3
    NT or BI     Elective    3
    OT 417      Old Testament Introduction   3
    OT or BI     Elective    3

Church History and Theology   (15 credits)
    CH 420       Church History to 1500   3
    CH 422       Church History since 1500   3
    TH 531       Systematic Theology I   3
    TH 532       Systematic Theology II   3
  plus one of the following three courses:   3
     TH 526      Christian Ethics  or
     TH 534      Christian Worldview  or
     TH 634      Christian Apologetics

Church Mission and Ministry   (38 credits)
    CE 532       Educational Task of the Church  3
    FE 442       Field Education Experience Unit 1  1
    FE 443       Field Education Experience Unit 2  1
    FE 444       Field Education Experience Unit 3  1
    FE 445       Field Education Experience Unit 4  1
    FE 446       Field Education Experience Unit 5  1
    MI 432       Integral Mission    3
    MI 545       Evangelism and Church Planting  3
    PC 431       Personal Development and Ministry  3
    PC 531       Essentials of Pastoral Care   3
    PL 633       Essentials of Christian Leadership  3
    PT 540       Spiritual Formation    3
    PW 431      Introduction to Preaching   3
    PW           Preaching Elective    3
    PW 631     Christian Worship    3
    WR 523     Christian Encounter with World Religions 3

Free Electives    6

Total Credits     77

* Baptist History & Thought is required of Baptist students only.

NOTE: Taylor Seminary offers a number of Certificate Programs that are a significant supplement to an MDiv.

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