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Course Descriptions

 

The Master's degree programs are designed to further a student's undergraduate training, providing professional skills for church- related ministries not leading to ordination. Besides the Master of Christian Counseling, Washington College and International Seminary offers Master degrees in Christian Education, Missiology, and Church Music. The curriculum is selective and representative of those areas which are generally thought to be essential for effective Christian Ministry. 

The primary purpose of the Master of Christian Education is to equip and motivate students to become competent leaders in the educational ministries of churches. This degree is the foundational degree for one preparing for ministry in Christian Education. Objectives of the program seek to encourage the student to develop skills for the performance of ministry and to strive for personal excellence in pursuing a ministry in Christian Education.  

Washington College and International Seminary has a deep and growing commitment to the ministry of Christian Counseling. Based on the Christian conviction that Biblical revelation must shape both counseling processes and counseling methods, the progress of counseling students has been established to help students integrate psychological data into a thoroughly Biblical understanding of human need and divine resources. This program of Christian Counseling is designed for non-pastoral students preparing for ministry on church staff as well as those preparing for professional counseling ministries.  

The Master of Missiology is an in-service degree designed for missionary practitioners on furlough or leave of absence who desire mid-career training in order to develop more effective skills for fulfilling the great commission. It is also intended for those who wish to prepare for an initial assignment in missionary service. In keeping with this commitment, the Master of Missiology degree required a total of 32 credit hours in the major. 

The Master of Church Music is a professional graduate degree for those who plan to serve in the music ministry of churches. The course requirements are designed to help the student develop a maximum level of proficiency in performance, a comprehensive knowledge of church music, including music theological context of Church Music. To be admitted into this program, the student must have a Bachelor of Music or equivalent from an accredited institution. 

 

-Master of Christian Counseling

-Master of Christian Education

-Master of Missiology

-Master of Church Music

-Master of Divinity Programs

-Master of Theology Programs

 

Core Courses

In addition to the 32 hour requirement for Masters degree all students 

with secular college degrees must take the following 16 credit hours.

 

 course

credit

OT      102      Old Testament Survey

NT      102      New Testament Survey

OT      401    The Bible and Archaeology

NT      501     The Life of Christ

TH      201    Bible Doctrines グ

CH      303    History of the Christian Church

EV      203    Introduction to Evangelism

2

2

3

2

3

2

2

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

16

 

 

Master of Christian Education

  course

credit

NT      503     Biblical Hermeneutics

CH      501     History of Christian Doctrines

TH      501     Biblical Theology グ

ET      501     Christian Ethics

CE      501     History of Christian Education

CE      503     Philosophy of Christian Education

CE      505       Educational Psychology in the Christian Church

CE      507     Seminar: Christian Education

CE         509        Field Education 

CE         511        Childhood Education; its Relation to the Church

CE         513        Family Life Education

CE      515     Adolescent Psychology

PH      103        Apologetics

CE      550        Thesis

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

2

2

2

3

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

Master of Christian Counseling

 course

credit

NT      503     Biblical Hermeneutics

CH      501     History of Christian Doctrines

TH      501     Biblical Theology

EV      501     Principles of Discipleship

CC      501     Christian Counseling

CC      503     Pastoral Counseling

CC      505     Psychology of Human Relations

CC      509     Seminar: Counseling Education

CC      511     Field Education 

CC      811     Counseling Christian Singles

CC      813     Marriage and family Counseling

BI        401     Romans

BI        509     Message of the Prophets

CC      550     Thesis

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

4

3

2

2

2

2

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

Master of Missiology

 course

credit

NT     503     Biblical Hermeneutics

CH     501     History of Christian Doctrines

TH     501     Biblical Theology

ET     501     Christian Ethics

EV     501     Principles of Discipleship

MI      501     Missions of the Church

MI      505     History of Christian Missions

MI      507     Anthropology for Cross Cultural Missions

MI      509        Field Education

MI      511     Seminar: Missions Education

MI      511     Basic Evangelism

MI      515     The Acts of the Apostles

CC     501    Christian Counseling

MI      550     Thesis

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

4

2

2

2

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

 Master of Church Music

 course

credit

NT       503     Biblical Hermeneutics

CH       501     History of Christian Doctrines

TH       501     Biblical Theology

ET       501     Christian Ethics

MUS     507     Music Theory

MUS     503    Fundamentals of Christian Music ゲ

MUS     513    Music Education

MUS     501    Music and Worship

MUS     505    Hymnology ケ

MUS     511    Seminar: Church Music

MUS     509    Field Education

MUS     515    Music Ministry

MUS     517    Music History and Literature

MUS     550    Thesis 

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

4

3

2

2

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

 

      

MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM

 

Purpose and Objectives: 

The Master of Divinity program is designed primarily to provide professional training for church- related ministries leading to ordination. The heart of this program is the required Biblical, Theological, and Practical courses which by their nature provide a broad foundation in the theological disciplines essential for an effective ministry.

Admissions Requirements: 

An appropriate accredited Bachelor's degree or its equivalent is required.

 

Graduation Requirements:

The student with a Bachelor's degree without the Biblical background must complete 96 credit hours. The curriculum of the Master of Divinity degree requires those who have a Bachelor of Theology degree must complete 64 credit hours.

The student must complete the prescribed curriculum with a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

The student must have experience in ministry under the supervision of field education.

 

<Master of Divinity>

64 Credit Hours - for students with a Biblical Background

 

Concentration in Biblical Studies

 Course

Credit

NT      605     Seminar グ : New Testament Greek

CH      605     History of Twentieth Century Christianity

OT      603     Old Testament Exegetical Bible Study

TH      601     Biblical Theology ケ

OT      601     Wisdom Literature

4

2

4

2

4

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

16

 

       

Concetration in Historical and Theological Studies

 Course

Credit

TH      603     Systematic Theology

ET      801     Christian Ethics

CH      701     History of the Reformation

PH      201     Christian Aplolgetics

NT      607     New Testament Exegetical Bible Study

4

2

4

4

4

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

18

 

Concetration in Practical Theology:

 Course

Credit

PT      613     Seminar ケ: Homiletics

PT      601     Pastoral Theology

PT      603     Church Administration

PT      605     Church and Worship ケ

CE      601     Christian Education

EV      601     Personal Evangelism

NT      609     Biblical Hermeneutics

BI       401     Romans

BI       404     Teaching the Bible

PT      609     Field Work

PT      650     Thesis

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

2

2

3

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

30

 

Total Credit - 64

 

 

<Master of Divinity>

96 Credit Hours - for students with a non-Biblical background

 

Concetration in Biblical Studies:

 Course

Credit

NT      601     Introduction to the New Testament

OT      607     Introduction to the Old Testament

NT      603     New Testament History

OT      605     History of Israel

NT      605     Seminar グ: New Testament Greek

OT      603     Old Testament Exegetical Bible Study

NT      611     Biblical Hermeneutics

CH      605     History of Twentieth Century Christianity

NT      609     Biblical Hermeneutics

ED      501     Basic Greek

ED      511     Basic Hebrew

BI      509      Message of the Prophets 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

2

3

2

2

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

Concetration in Histroical and Theological Studies:

 Course

Credit

TH      603     Systematic Theology

CH      603     History of Christian Doctrines

CH      703     History of the Christian Church 

PH      301     Christian Apologetics

MI       601     Missions : A Biblical Theology

TH      601     Biblical Theology ケ

CC     507      Biblical Counseling

ET      601     Christian Ethics

TH      610     Hermeneutics

TH      605     Soteriology & Pneumatology

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

3

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

Concetration in Practical Theological Studies:

 Course

Credit

PT      613    Seminar ケ: Homiletics

PT      601    Pastoral Theology

PT      603    Church Administration

CE      601    Christian Education

EV      601    Personal Evangelism

EV      603    Principles of Discipleship

PT      605    Church and Worship

PT         611      Christian Ministry Practicum

PT      650    Thesis

TH      606    Angelology & Divine Healing, or

TH      607    Ecclesiology & Eschatology

BI       508    Prison Epistles

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

Total Credit   96

 

MASTER OF THEOLOGY  PRGRAMS

 

The Master of Theology program is designed to provide men who desire to further their pastoral or teaching ministry an opportunity for greater specialization in a particular theological discipline and for the development of skills in independent research and study in the student's chosen field.

 

As a post-graduate degree, applicants for admission must have completed the Master of divinity or its equivalent. This program assumes a certain degree of competence in the various fields of theology. Therefore, through the program an attempt is made both to integrate and to intensify the student's theological knowledge. This is accomplished through a greater use of bibliographical resources, methods and tools of scholarly research, and logical and critical writing.

 

Requirements for Admission: A student will select a major from one of the five fields of study: Biblical literature, Historical theology, Pastoral theology, Missiology and Systematic Theology.

 

1. Possess a Master of Divinity degree or its equvalent from an approved seminary with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

2. Have demonstrated an ability to do original research with Biblical languages.

Requirements for Graduation: In addition to the general graduation a student must have completed the following:
1. 32 semester hours with at least 28 of these hours completed at Washington College and Seminary.
2. Maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

3. Satisfactorily passed the comprehensive examination covering the major field and completed the thesis.

 

 

Master of Theology Degrees

 

32 Credit Hours - for students with M. Div. degree

 

Concentrations are available in Biblical Literature, Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, and Missiology.

 

Master of Theology - Biblical Literature

 Course

Credit

NT      709     Biblical Hermeneutics

OT      703     Biblical Exegesis: Isaiah 40-66 

NT      705     Theology of the New Testament

OT      701     Theology of the Old Testament

ET      801     Christian Ethics

NT      707     Pastoral Epistles

OT      705     Special Area Concentration, O.T.

NT      701     New Testament Biblical Exegesis

TH      701     Contemporary Theological Issues

NT      711     Seminar: Biblical Studies

NT      703     Eschatology of the Bible

OT      701     Theology of the Old Testament

OT      701     Thesis

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

2

4

2

2

4

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

 Master of Theology - Historical Theology

 Course

Credit

NT      709     Biblical Hermeneutics

CH      711       Historical Theology

ET      501       Christian Ethics

CH      701       History of the Reformation

CH      703       History of the Christian Church 

NT      701     New Testament Biblical Exegesis

CH      705       World Religions 

CH      707       Puritan Theology

CH      713     History of Christian Doctrines

CH      605       History of Twentieth Century Christianity

CH      931     Seminar in Christian History

CH      750     Thesis

2

3

2

4

3

3

3

2

3

2

3

2

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

Master of Theology - Pastoral Theology

 Course

Credit

NT    709         Biblical Hermeneutics

ET     801     Christian Ethics

TH     801     Biblical Theology ゲ

CC    701      Biblical Counseling ケ

NT    701         New Testament Biblical Exegesis

CC    703      Pastoral Counseling

PT     701     Expository Preaching

BI      406     Pastoral Epistles

PT     709     Seminar : Practical Theology

PT     705     Preaching and Communication Theory

PT     750     Principles of Discipleship

2

2

3

3

2

2

3

4

2

3

4

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

Master of Theology - Missiology

 Course

Credit

NT     709     Biblical Hermeneutics

MI      701     Missions and World Religions

ET      801     Christian Ethics

TH      801     Biblical Theology ゲ

NT     701      New Testament Biblical Exegesis 

MI      805     Theology of Missions

MI      807     Anthropology for Cross Cultural Evangelism

PH      201     Christian Apologetics

MI      711       Seminar : Christian Missions

MI      703     Christian Missions : A Biblical Perspective

MI      515     The Act of the Apostles 

MI      750     Thesis

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

4

3

2

2

4

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

Master of Theology - Systematic Theology

 Course

Credit

NT      709     Biblical Hermeneutics

OT      903     Seminar in the OT

NT      607     NT exegetical Bible Studies

NT      925     Environmental Theology

BI       402     Pentateuch

CE      305       Discipleship Theology

CH      605       History of 20th Century Christianity

CC      505       Psychology of Human Relations

TH      306       Christology

TH      602     Apologetics

TH      750     Thesis

2

3

4

3

3

3

2

2

3

3

4

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

32

 

 

 

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