Equip-MBS Master of Divinity (90 Credit Points)

Overview

Equip’s Master of Divinity program prepares students for a lifetime of faithful gospel ministry in both local church and para-church organizations. The degree aims to deepen understanding of the Christian faith. This course is interdisciplinary and rigorous, combining biblical languages, biblical studies, church history, systematic theology and Christian ethics.

In addition to solid biblical scholarship, the program also includes practical courses that nurture a student’s spiritual, personal and vocational formation, and an internship to help students integrate and apply their studies.

Duration

3 years full-time, part-time study is available (maximum 9 years)

Credit Points

90

Requires enrolling in Biblical Languages

Yes

Requires Thesis

Yes

Location

On Campus (weekly classes, intensives, online)

Early Exit Points

 

Master of Christian Studies (upon completion of core subjects)

Prerequisites

A prior graduate or undergraduate degree in ANY field

Timing

Two semesters per year (16 weeks each)

Fees

RM 500 per subject

(RM 160 for 100 level Certificate pool subjects)

Total Cost

~ RM 18,000 (if completed in 3 years)  for complete breakdown of fees, see https://new.equip.org.my/fees/ .

 

Students should allow at least 3 years of study to complete their program. Students who take longer than 5 years will be assessed an additional RM 1,000 fee for each term of extension beyond the 5 year limit.

 

Core – 60 Credit Points 

  1. Certificate Pool Subjects (2 – 9 Credit Points)
    (1 credit point per subject) 

BB111 Bible Overview
BT121 Promise To Fulfilment

Up to an additional 7 credit points from 100 level certificate subjects

 

  1. Biblical Studies (12 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject)

OT201 Old Testament Foundations
OT202 Old Testament Prophets and Writings
NT201 Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition                                     
NT202 The Early New Testament Church

 

  1. Biblical Exegesis (9 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject) 

Pick three from:
OT205 Genesis, Deuteronomy, Samuel
OT206 Pre-exilic Prophets
OT207 Exilic Prophets and Wisdom Literature
OT208 Psalms, Post-Exilic Literature
NT205 Luke & John (3 Credit Points)
NT206 Romans & 1 Corinthians (3 Credit Points)
NT207 Selected Letters of the Pauline Corpus and the Book of Revelation
NT208 Hebrews and Selected NT Letters
NT210 Luke & John (Greek Text) – Cannot be selected together with NT 205
NT211 Romans & 1 Corinthians (Greek Text) – Cannot be selected with NT206 

  1. Christian History (6 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject) 

CH201 The Church to 1550
CH202 The Church from 1550 to Modern Times
 

  1. Theology (12 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject) 

TH210 Doctrine of God and Christ
TH211 The Holy Spirit, Grace, Hope
TH212 Christology
TH213 Ecclesiology and the Means of Grace

  1. Applied Theology (6 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject) 

DM201 Foundations of Christian Education
BB203 Principles of Hermeneutics
 

  1. Additional Requirements (6 – 13 Credit Points)
    Pick from: 

Any CCEF200 level subject(s) NOT previously counted
Any subject offered by Equip NOT previously counted
Any subject offered by MBS NOT previously counted
 

Electives – 30 Credit Points 

  1. Applied Theology (3 – 12 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject) 

Pick from:
Any CCEF200 level subject(s) NOT previously counted
Any 200 level subjects in either EM, PC, DM NOT previously counted
Any 200 subjects in either Counselling, Preaching, MBS, STM NOT previously counted

 

  1. Biblical Studies (6 – 9 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject) 

Pick from:
Biblical Theology 4 or OT/NT Theology
Any NT200 level subjects NOT previously counted
Any Biblical Studies level 200 subject NOT previously counted

 

  1. Languages (6 – 15 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject) 

Pick from:
LA001 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
LA002 Introduction to New Testament Greek
LA003A Biblical Hebrew A
LA003B Biblical Hebrew B
LA004A New Testament Greek A
LA004B New Testament Greek B
LA010 Intermediate Greek
LA011 Intermediate Hebrew

  1. Theology, Church History, and Society (3 – 9 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject) 

Pick from:
Issues in Theology
CH206 Reformation Church History
EM220 Malaysian Religions
Any other TH200 or CH200 level subject NOT previously counted
 

  1. Thesis (3 – 9 Credit Points)

Pick from:
5000 words thesis (3 credit points)
10000 words thesis (6 credit points)
15000 words thesis (9 credit points)

 

Internship

Internship are either a 6 week full-time or 8 month part-time placement in a church/ministry approved by Equip and MBS. Students are trained and involved in some kind of ministry during this internship. Internships are compulsory but do not attract any credit. For link to form see www.new.equip.org.my/forms/

 

Ordination

The Master of Divinity degree prepares students for the ordination process in many denominations. It is NOT NECESSARY for students to pursue ordination in order to complete  the Master of Divinity.

Credit Transfer

Any subjects completed under other Equip-MBS Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor or Masters Courses may be counted towards the Master of Divinity provided that the student obtains at least a Credit (for Certificate Pool Subjects) or pass (for Degree Pool Subjects and General Pool Subjects) for their final mark. 

Subjects from other theological institutions may also gain credit towards this course. Fill in the Credit Transfer Form available at www.new.equip.org.my/forms/ to apply.

 

Course Handbook

For more information about the degree requirements, including specific subjects, please see course handbook below: http://bit.ly/equiphandbook

Application

Before being accepted into this course, students will be required to complete an application form and attend an interview with Equip.  They may be required to attend another interview with MBS if so desired by MBS. More details about the application process are available at https://new.equip.org.my/mbs-application/