2023-2024 Catalog

 

Master of Practical Theology - MPTh

Entry Requirements

Required Undergraduate GPA: 3.0

Graduate of an Undergraduate Ministerial Program.

Required ministerial competencies:
     - Bible (6 hours of undergraduate coursework)
     - Theology and Philosophy (6 hours of undergraduate coursework)

Degree Requirements (80 credits)

Religions and Ministerial Studies (RMS) (30 credits)

THE-500Christian Doctrine

3

BIL-510Biblical Hermeneutics

3

REL-510History of the Global Christian Church

3

BIL-525Biblical Theology and Themes

3

REL-531American Christianity

2 to 3

THE-570Christology

3

-or

THE-572Contemporary Evangelical Thought

3

BIL-588Special Topics in Old Testament

3

-or

HBR-523Intermediate Hebrew I

3

BIL-590Special Topics in New Testament

3

-or

GRE-523Intermediate Greek I

3

REL-650Sociology of Religion

3

PHL-660Ethics and Society

3

Practical Theology (PRT) (44 credits)

REL-501Formation in Christian Practices

1

REL-502Formation through Spiritual Direction

1

REL-525Spiritual Counseling and Care

3

REL-545Contextualized Educational Ministries

3

REL-555Practical Theology of Ministry

3

REL-565Homiletics

3

REL-570Strategic Pastoral Counseling

3

REL-585Mission and Witness of the Church

3

WOR-530Worship Pastor

2

WOR-535Leading Worship Renewal: Moving from Passive to Participatory Worship

3

CED-630Christian Education of Children and Families

3

CED-635Christian Education of Youth and Families

3

REL-640Multi-Ethnic Ministry

2 to 3

REL-665Advanced Homiletics

3

REL-670Pastoral Care

3

REL-680Pastoral Leadership

3

REL-695Ministry Masters Capstone

1

 

Mentored Ministry (6 credits)

REL-601Transition from Academy to Church

2

REL-602Coached Ministry Apprenticeship 1

1 to 3

REL-603Coached Ministry Apprenticeship 2

1 to 3

*REL-602 and REL-603 should be taken for 2 credit hours in both the fall and spring semesters.

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