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Please click here to see the fields of study available for your major and minor fields for the Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees and the courses from which you can choose to complete your degrees. Please keep in mind that you may choose to design in consultation with your Major Professor each of your courses.
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Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Courses

The Theological University of America offers you the opportunity to design each of your courses for your Bachelor's and Master's degrees from a selection of modules that best fit your background and preference. Your Doctor's degree has a variation of the same design principle and is discussed with the specific information pertaining to your Doctor's degree.

Each Bachelor's and Master's course online and on campus requires one textbook with two study modules you choose from a suggested list of study modules. You may suggest additional study modules to complete the course instead of those modules suggested by the TUA.

For example, in addition to the required textbook, you may choose two of the following:

1. a second textbook
2. a term paper
3. a project related to the subject of the course
4. an activity related to the subject of the course, for example, a series of counseling sessions or sermons actually preached before your congregation
5. examination on a field of study related to the course
6. Seminars and workshops relevant to the content of the course. The seminars and workshops may be sponsored by organizations other than the Theological University of America.
7. your two suggested modules related to the course

As you would expect, each Bachelor's and Master's degree is made up of courses with a purpose. You will make several choices of courses to define the purposes you want to achieve through your degree program. Your choice comes down to asking yourself what is the foundation of my Christian belief and what do I want to achieve in my ministries and missions?

The Bachelor's degree gives you the opportunity to explore and identify the ministries and missions which you believe God has for you. In the Bachelor's degree program you enter into a broad and rewarding study of several essential ministry vocations - Preaching and Teaching the Word, Worship, Leadership, Counseling, Church History, Evangelism, Women's Ministry, and much more.. And, of course, those very important personal notions of ministry and missions that have compelled you to seek greater preparation for spiritual service.

At this point, we will take a look at the structure of the Bachelor of Ministry degree program followed by a look at the structures of the Master of Ministry and Master of Divinity degree programs. At first, it will all look a little mathematical - so many credits for this and so many for that. Please keep in mind that the true dynamics of the courses and credits are the enriching interactions you and your professor share as you together dig into the dimensions of God's revelation and ways.

BACHELOR OF MINISTRY - The Basics

Courses and Credits

The Bachelor's degree is 120 credits with a major field and two minor fields of study and a general education component. Each course is 4 credits.

The Bachelor's degree credit distribution among the major and minor fields and general education is:

One Major field - 40 credits (10 courses)

Two Minor fields - 20 credits each minor field. (5 courses in each minor field)

General Education - 40 credits (10 courses in General Education or life experiences)

MASTER OF MINISTRY

You have successfully completed your Bachelor's degree with a thorough and broad understanding of the Word of God and the world in which Christianity began and continues to bring the lost to Jesus Christ. Now, you want to narrow your focus to magnify in greater detail what God says to you in His Word about your chosen ministry and mission. The Master's degree is your next step in exploring God's word for direction, devotion, and development in the ministry and mission to which you are giving your life. In your Master's degree, you will enrich your ministry and mission with new spiritual insights, with intensification of purpose, and with new horizons of service and personal resources

MASTER OF MINISTRY - The Basics

Courses and Credits
The Master of Ministry degree is 36 credits with a major field and two minor fields of study.
The Master of Ministry degree credit distribution among the major and minor fields is:
One Major field - 20 credits (5 courses) Two Minor fields - 8 credits each minor field. (2 courses in each minor field)

MASTER OF DIVINITY

The Master of Divinity degree is 72 credits with a major field and two minor fields of study.
The Master of Divinity degree credit distribution among the major and minor fields is:

One Major field - 40 credits (10 courses)

Two Minor fields - 16 credits each minor field. (4 courses in each minor field)

Doctor Degrees Courses

The doctorate degrees at the Theological University of America offer degrees with a variety of major fields.

To see the major fields available through the traditional doctoral degree program please CLICK here.

Your doctorate degree will be designed around the major emphasis you choose for your degree.

For example, if you have chosen to complete the Doctor of Ministry with your emphasis Ministry, you would consider a number of fields of study relevant to Ministry, such as Homiletics and Preaching, Counseling, Religious Education, Evangelism and other important activities in which ministers engage. After you have given your choices serious consideration, you will narrow the number of fields of importance to two or three which will constitute your doctorate degree program.

Doctor of Ministry - 33 credits

The Doctor of Ministry program of the Theological University America is designed to provide maximum spiritual involvement with the Word of God. In your degree program, you will gain deeper understanding of ministry and leadership so as to bring the Christian community to a dynamic and living faith in Christ Jesus.

The degree program is a combination of real life experienes in ministries and missions and academic study. These program experiences enable you to move from textbooks to contexts that demand true answers for life situations and effective applications of Christian leadership.

Doctor of Ministry Degree Courses:

Theological Integrity
6 credits

Electives for Major Field Study
12 credits

Electives for Minor Field Study
6 credits

Project or Thesis Research Preparation
3 credits

Project or Thesis
6 credits

Doctor of Theology - 48 credits

The Doctor of Theology embraces the revelation of God and sacrifice of Jesus Christ as the source and essence of all Christian theological discussion. The full comprehension of Christian theology includes a delineation of specific and implied doctrinal formulations and their implications for spiritual growth and behavior. To that end, the Doctor of Theology draws on the Old and New Testaments, the specific teaching of Jesus and the Apostles, the history of the church and the formulations church leaders through the ages developed to answer challenges to the spiritual life of the church.

The Doctor of Theology qualifies a student to teach at the highest academic levels and to engage in productive and original research.

Doctor of Theology Degree Courses

Intermediate reading competency in either Greek or Hebrew

If this level of competency is lacking, the student will enroll in credit courses until the stipulated competency is demonstrated.

Intermediate reading competency in foreign languages necessary for course and dissertation research.

If this level of competency is lacking, the student will enroll in credit courses until the stipulated competency is demonstrated.

Major Field
24 credits

Minor Field Study
12 credits

Dissertation
12 credits