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New Life Bible College & Seminary

1900 Polaris Parkway

Suite 450-019

Columbus, Ohio 43240

614-410-6508    

1-844-511-5920        

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MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS

Graduate Programs


Master of Theological Studies ..........................................36 credit hours


Master of Arts……………. ................................................36 credit hours


.. In Christian Education


.. In Leadership


…In Christian Counseling


Master of Divinity……………………………………90 credit hours


Doctor of Ministry……………………………………45 credit hours


MASTER’S DEGREES

 The Master’s degrees provide for an extensive, advanced education in a specialized area of Christian ministry. Each is a 36 credit-hour program which integrates theological education and professional courses. The program is especially suited for students desiring to continue on toward doctoral preparation.


All of the College’s Master’s programs are viewed as complete programs. However, transfer of credit may be allowed (up to 6 credits) if course offerings are substantially equivalent to the program of New Life, are from an accredited institution, and received a grade of 2.5 or better on a scale of 4.0. There are no modifications of the basic program listed here without specific permission of the College.

Goals


To provide academic and professional training equal to programs required for advanced Christian service.


MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (M.T.S.)

The twelve courses listed comprise the degree Master of Theological Studies. Substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitution may be made if some of the courses listed below have already been taken Graduate transcripts of courses must be furnished.


Prerequisite

 

Students seeking admission into the Master of Theological Studies degree program that do not possess a bachelor’s degree in Bible, theology, social or behavioral science, or the humanities, must complete the Bachelor’s core courses as a prerequisite to admission.


Objectives of the Program

The M.T.S. is especially suited for persons interested in some aspect of teaching and research or engagement in socio-religious issues. The program is designed to equip men and women for further study, research, or teaching.


Goals


Program of Study

The program focuses on historical, systematic, and biblical theology. Professional ministry issues are not a focus of this program. Nevertheless, the program is designed to provide a theological foundation for ministerial service. The program consists of 12 courses, 3 semester credit hours each, for a total of 36 credit hours. There is no required thesis or research project.


Leadership Studies


Church History


Ministry Studies


New Testament


Old Testament


Philosophical & Systematic Theology


World Missions


EMPHASIS IN PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELING

Pastoral Care


Ministry Studies


New Testament


Old Testament



MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

The Master of Arts in Christian Education is designed to provide advanced training in biblical principles of Christian Education. This degree prepares one to do educational tasks in a Christian setting. Among these are teaching, supervising, developing, and implementing Christian education programs.


Prerequisite:


Program Goals:


The twelve courses listed comprise the Master’s degree in Christian Education. Substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitution may be made if some of the above courses have already been taken (graduate transcripts of courses must be submitted for evaluation). A Master’s thesis or comprehensive exam based on the course content may be required.


Required Courses:



MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

The twelve courses listed comprise the Master’s degree in Christian Counseling. Changes or substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitutions may be made if some of the above courses have already been taken.


Prerequisite:


Required Courses:


MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) LEADERSHIP

The Master of Arts in Leadership degree program consists of 36 credit hours. Each course is 3 credit hours.


Prerequisite:


Required Courses:


MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.Div.)

The Master of Divinity prepares persons for more effective full-time ministry as pastors, evangelists, professors, missionaries, or other ministries. This program enables the integration of a comprehensive understanding of the Bible with the creative practice of ministry. The M.Div. is a 90 unit program beyond the bachelors, including a thesis. This program requires the completion of the equivalent of a 36 credit Master of Theological Studies degree, plus 36 credits from the additional courses (listed below), and 18 credit thesis:


Goals


Program of Study

The program focuses on historical, systematic, and biblical theology. Professional ministry issues are not a focus of this program. Nevertheless, the program is designed to provide a theological foundation for ministerial service.


Leadership Studies


Church History


Ministry Studies


New Testament


Old Testament


Philosophical & Systematic Theology


World Missions:


Additional Courses: (Choose 12 classes)


Leadership Studies


Church History

 

Counseling


Ministry Studies


New Testament


Old Testament


Philosophical & Systematic Theology


World Missions


Additional Courses: (Choose 12 classes)


Leadership Studies


Church History


Counseling


Ministry Studies


New Testament


Old Testament


Philosophical & Systematic Theology


World Missions


Thesis


MASTER’S PROGRAMS