Thursday, March 23, 2017

College of Biblical & Theological Studies


The TSU College of Biblical & Theological Studies awards degrees at the, graduate and doctoral levels. Committed to the Divine inspiration and authority of the Bible, the College offers a rich variety of courses, supported by faculty members who are qualified in and dedicated to their teaching disciplines. Members of the College’s international faculty routinely participate in lectures, seminars and symposia held at the TSU campus in Albuquerque and other venues.

MASTER OF ARTS or MASTER OF DIVINITY in BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL STUDIES*

  • 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)
BS511 Biblical Hermeneutics: Theory & Practice
BS521 Christian Apologetics
TH530 Christian Theology I
TH611 Church History: First Century to 1500
TH534 Discipleship
BS572 Exposition of Romans
BS631 Thinking Critically about the Hebrew Scriptures
BS632 Thinking Critically about the New Testament

ELECTIVE COURSES: (all courses are 3 SCH; courses may also be selected from other TSU Colleges & Institutes)
BS512 Biblical Exegesis & Exposition
BS661 Biblical Hebrew: Grammar & Syntax I
BS662 Biblical Hebrew: Grammar & Syntax II
BS667 Biblical Hebrew Reading
TH531 Christian Theology II
TH613 Church History: 1500 to Present
BS542 English Tools for Biblical Languages
BS552 Exposition of Genesis
BS574 Exposition of Revelation
BS622 Higher Critical Theory: An Analysis
BS571 New Testament Historical Books
BS573 New Testament Epistles: I Corinthians to Jude
BS641 New Testament Greek Grammar & Syntax I
BS642 New Testament Greek Grammar & Syntax II
BS653 New Testament Greek Reading
BS672 New Testament Textual Criticism
TH682 Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures
TH692 Theology of the New Testament

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY or MINISTRY in BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL STUDIES*

  • 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 major focus area (as assigned by Academic Advisor in consultation with the Dean)

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