Saturday, November 25, 2017

Biblical Theology & Leadership Development


The TSU College of Biblical Theology & Leadership Development is dedicated to educating self-motivated adult learners in a church-based setting who desire to pursue a theological education according to the way of Christ and the apostles. Our goal is to prepare men and women to serve in significant ways as ministers, leaders, and teachers toward the advancement of the kingdom of God. This course of study is not available at a distance.

MASTER OF ARTS or MASTER OF DIVINITY in BIBLICAL THEOLOGY & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT*

  • Total semester credit hours (SCH): 48 (M.A.) or 66 (M.Div.) (including relevant transfer and portfolio credit)
  • M.A. prerequisites: a bachelors degree (or equivalent) including 35 SCH general studies (or equivalent)
  • M.Div. prerequisites: a bachelors degree (or equivalent)
  • Language requirement: Biblical languages are not required, but are highly recommended.

MAJOR COURSES: (all courses are 3 SCH)
TL511 Introduction to Christian Theology
TL513 The Kerygma & Didache: Essentials of Sound Doctrine
TL621 Exegetical Theol. I: Principles & Practice of Bibl. Interpretation
TL631 Toward an Integrative Theology in Community and in Culture
TL641 Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures: The Torah
TL644 Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures: The Writings
TL651 Theol. of the Christ. Scriptures: The Synoptic Gospels & Acts
TL652 Theology of the Christian Scriptures: the Pauline Epistles

ELECTIVE COURSES: (all courses are 3 SCH; courses may also be selected from other TSU Colleges & Institutes)
TL515 Theology of Leadership: Leaders in the Early Church
TL601 Ministry Internship Project
TL622 Exegetical Theology II: Biblical Languages & Study Aids
TL661 Covenants, Unity of Scripture & a Biblical Worldview
TL642 Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures: the Former Prophets
TL643 Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures: the Latter Prophets
TL653 Theology of the Christian Scriptures: the General Epistles
TL654 Theology of the Christian Scriptures: The Johannine Literature

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY or MINISTRY in BIBLICAL THEOLOGY & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT*

  • Total semester credit hours (SCH): 45 (including relevant transfer and portfolio credit)
  • Ph.D. prerequisites: a relevant masters degree (or equivalent)
  • D.Min. prerequisites: a relevant masters degree (or equivalent)
  • Language requirement: A good working knowledge of both biblical Hebrew and Greek as demonstrated by course work and/or personal evaluation may be required, depending on the area of concentration.

SECTION ONE: (15 SCH)
Doctoral reading & research in five of the following areas of study:
TL711 Guided Research: Contemporary Issues in Biblical Studies
TL721 Guided Research: Contemporary Issues in Theology
TL722 Guided Research: Contemporary Issues in Apologetics & Philosophy
TL741 Guided Research: Church History & Denominational Distinctives
TL751 Guided Research: Worldviews, Religions & Cults
TL761 Guided Research: Representational Theology
TL771 Guided Research: Archaeology & Biblical History
TL781 Guided Research: Ministry Tools & Methods in an Information Age
TL791 Doctoral Reading & Research (Subject to be selected by the student with the approval by his/her Academic Advisor)

SECTION TWO: (each course is 3 SCH; must be taken in the following order)
DS721 Research Methods
DS731 Rhetoric & Professional Writing
DS821 Dissertation (Ph.D.)/Project (D.Min.) Prospectus
DS831 Dissertation/Project Literature Review
DS857 Dissertation/Project Research

SECTION THREE: (15 SCH)
DS985 Dissertation/Project: Writing, Defense & Publication