The Master of Divinity, offered online and on campus, is a professional degree designed to prepare you for full-time ministry and for ordination or ministry licensure. You will gain a solid foundation in ministerial philosophy and practice through the in-depth study of the interpretation of the Bible, the languages of the Bible, and church history and doctrine. Practical skills and values are emphasized in practical theology, church leadership and missions-related courses. Through the concentration in Practical Healing, you will focus on the renewing work of the Spirit in physical healing, deliverance, and inner healing.
Delivery Format: Online | On Campus
Total Credit Hours Required: 72
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Directed study, research, and discussion in a given area. Topics are offered on demand and/or depending on faculty availability. Available for both master's and doctoral students. All seminars have the 85 designation.
Distinctives of various types of Biblical literature, with an emphasis upon resultant considerations for interpretation and contemporary application. Topics: historical narrative, psalm, wisdom, parable, epistle, prophecy and apocalypse.
One of two culminating experience options for most Master of Arts concentrations, the exam evaluates the student's attainment of program objectives. Normally taken during the final semester of the program, the exam consists of questions in both the student's area of concentration and the program's core courses. Prerequisite: dean approval. (Pass/No Pass).
Development of the scholarly writing skills of entering graduate students, including consistent standards in grammar and punctuation, academic style, avoiding plagiarism and learning to critique academic works.
A focus on understanding the history, dogma, values, and traditions of the major world religions and examining primary and secondary source material from these traditions. Students will be challenged to understand the traditions from the inside with an eye to developing skills that can be transferred to both dialogue and interaction. Cross-listed with RTCH 741.
Current communication theories and methodologies related to developing intercultural competency and proficiency in a range of contemporary settings. Cross-listed with RTCH 745.
Presents Biblical principles of church leadership and life with an emphasis on team ministry. Examines key ministry practices as foundations for church renewal and revitalization. Recommended as a prerequisite to other ministry courses. Cross-listed with DLDR 707 and RTCH 707.
Strategies for effective emotional and spiritual healing in the unique context of the church. Presents models for biblically based, spiritually gifted strategies for key issues as an integrated part of the mentoring and making disciples process. Prerequisite: PMIN 501 recommended. Cross-listed with DLDR 761 and RTCH 761.
Formational, experiential approach to principles and practices related to the ministry of intercession. Examines Biblical and historical models defining the ministry of intercession and how these models relate to the individual and corporate intercessor ministry in the contemporary Church. Emphasizes addressing each individual's need for spiritual development in understanding and practicing intercessory prayer. Prerequisites (recommended): PMIN 500 or PMIN 505 and SFRM 501. Cross-listed with DLDR 767.
Experiential, formational approach to exploring the Christian Pilgrimage of faith by analyzing the developing traditions of spiritual direction and the classic spiritual disciplines: how the synthesis of spiritual direction and disciplines may be appropriately integrated into therapeutic processes and holistic healing. Cross-listed with DLDR 768.
Immersive experience in practical models for physical healing, inner healing, and deliverance emerging from the theology and practice of a contemporary global apostolic network of churches in Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions. Equips students to develop a theology of healing applicable to spiritual communities as part of a lifestyle of discipleship. Cross-listed with DLDR 769.
Biblical, historical and theological aspects of Christian formation, including the holistic and other models, as these are practically applied to personal life and ministry contexts.
A Biblical, theological and historical study of the nature, functions and activity of angels and demons. Explores the whole realm of the supernatural in our time.
Biblical and theological foundations that determine the formation of Christian moral decision-making and shape a personal lifestyle. Examines selected contemporary moral issues in the light of Biblical teachings. Includes an overview of the prophetic call to the community, the marketplace and nation to mobilize the church in addressing crucial social issues. Cross-listed with DLDR 722 and RTCH 722.
Examines cutting-edge trends in Pentecostal/ Charismatic thought, e.g., examinations of: hermeneutics, cessationism, classical Pentecostal distinctives, contemporary charismatic aberrations, Spirit Christology, and a revisioned Biblical theology of the Holy Spirit, the kingdom of God, faith, prayer, mission and Christian existence. Prerequisite: THEO 500. Cross-listed with RTCH 754.
The beginnings, growth and current developments in the 20th century charismatic movement. Covers the antecedents of the various charismatic movements, is international in scope, covering both mainline and independent churches. Cross-listed with RTCH 717.
For those who have not had prior experience in formal biblical and theological studies. Basic instruction in biblical and theological research methods at the beginning of your course of study. Offered through the library's biblical and theological librarian.
Application Deadlines: 2016-2017 Semester
|Session||Application Deadline||Session Start Date|
|Session A||Monday, August 8th||Monday, August 22nd|
|Session M||Monday, September 5th||Monday, September 19th|
|Session B||Monday, October 10th||Monday, October 24th|
|Session C||Monday, December 19th||Monday, January 9th|
|Session T||Monday, January 23rd||Monday, February 6th|
|Session D||Monday, February 27th||Monday, March 13th|
|Session E||Monday, April 24th||Monday, May 8th|
|Session F||Monday, June 5th||Monday, June 19th|
*International applicants may begin in the fall or spring semesters only with an application deadline of February 15 (fall) or July 15 (spring).
To be considered for acceptance into the master's programs at the School of Divinity, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires applicants to have a completed four-year bachelor's degree (in any field) from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution or an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Note: Army active duty, reserve and National Guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.
In addition, applicants to master's level programs should have:
1. Submit Your Application
Complete the School of Divinity Application for Admission. Note: We also require your official transcript from your degree-granting institution, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. Regent has partnered with Parchment Exchange to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf when you submit your application for admission.
2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Your application will be fully processed once we have received your non-refundable application fee. Mail a check payable to "Regent University" to Enrollment Support Services (see address below), or submit your payment online over a secure server.
3. Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the FAFSA.
4. Complete Your Admissions Survey
Please complete a brief admissions survey based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the survey will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Survey.
5. Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381
Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.
Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is:
|Degree Level / Program||Cost Per Credit Hour|
|Master's level (M.A., M.Div., M.T.S., & Th.M.)||$495|
Student Fees Per Semester
|Parking Fee (On-Campus Students)||$100|
|Council of Graduate Students Fee||$15|
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