Master . Program Information
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 Church Music. The degree program incurs three academic years and requires 96 semester units including 60 units of required courses, 6 units of thesis, 24 units of electives and 6 units of field education. As many as 48 semester units may be transferred from another institution.
The objectives of the program are that students be equipped:
to serve as pastors
to serve with a world perspective on ministry
Applicants must have:
*an earned bachelor’s degree from accredited or state-approved university
*TOEFL score of at least 500
To graduate from the Master of Divinity’s degree program, each student is required to have completed a minimum of 90 semester units, pass one comprehensive examination and write a thesis project. The completed units can be a combination of transfer credit and course work with a 2.5 GPA and above.
Students must pass the Bible Comprehensive Examination. To pass the Bible Comprehensive Examination, the student must correctly answer a minimum of 100 of the 150 questions (75 from the Old Testament and 75 from the New Testament). To satisfy the graduation requirements, the student must secure the request form to take the examination and submit it 10 days prior to the date of the examination. 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 thesis project must be submitted and approved by the graduation committee. The student will register for the course titled TP606 Thesis Project during the final year of the program and submit an outline of the thesis for faculty approval. The school will assign an academic supervisor according to the topic of the project. The student will write a thesis project on which the student has been interested and wants to develop further under the guidance of the supervisor. The length of the thesis project will be approximately 50 pages double-spaced. The Thesis Project will meet the writing standards of Hayfield University.