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Introduction

The Dale Kietzman School of Theology in Pasadena, California is happy to announce the creation of the department of theology in its school. We will offer a Master Divinity Degree in Biblical/Theological Studies and Missions.

The goal of this program is to bring theological education to French Speaking pastors and other people who would love to pursue further theological education. The program is an English track only, meaning that students in this program will not take the languages (Greek and Hebrew). There is the possibility of adding the language tract in the future.

Students who enroll in this program will have to complete a total number of 92 credit hours. The duration of the program will depend on the number of credit hours the candidate is able to take per year. The duration also depends on the number of courses that DKST can offer each year. DKST is also pursuing the options of offering online courses but this will have to be developed. Details will come later on.

The advantage of this program is that it provides the opportunity to get a world class theological education without leaving your home, church, or work for longer than 4-6 weeks a year. It also prepares students to be able to address issues in their work places that concern the Kingdom of God and thereby be a part of building the Kingdom of God here in Cameroon.

General Description 

The Master of Divinity offers emphasis in two areas: Biblical/Theological Studies and Missions.  The M.Div degree is designed to equip candidates who want be pastors of churches, pursue further academic and/or professional degrees in particular areas of interest as well as serve in leadership positions in the church or in other Christian ministries. 

Purpose

This program is designed to prepare leaders for the Church by providing students with a graduate-level understanding of the Bible, theology (Systematic and Biblical), Church history, as well as giving the tools for proper Scripture interpretation, research, and for presentation of what they have learned.

Entrance Requirements

The following are required for admission into the MA program:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution
  3. Sound Christian maturity and a sense of calling to serve the wider Church, in the form of a written Christian testimony
  4. Medical examination forms (obtained from DKST)
  5. Two colleagues’ recommendations (forms from DKST)
  6. A church leader recommendation (forms from DKST)
  7. Professional recommendation  (forms from DKST)
  8. Official transcripts or certificates from institutions previously attended. You may send copies.A non-refundable application fee of $50
  9. Two passport-sized photos

Content of the Program 

M.Div candidates are expected to complete 92 credit hours of course work, of which 68 are cores courses and 24 are in their areas of concentration.

Core Courses for the M.Div Program (68 credit hours)

These courses are designed to give students a broad knowledge base before they branch out into areas of concentration. Below is a list of the core courses.

Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
Bible & Interpretation 18 Missions & Ministry 30
Biblical Hermeneutics 3 Introduction to Missions 3
NT Introduction I 3 Introduction to Counseling 3
NT Introduction II 3 Christian Ethics 3
OT Introduction I 3 Marriage and Family 3
OT Introduction II 3 Christian Worldview Leadership 3
Introduction to Biblical Theology 3 Personal Development Worship 3
    Introduction to Preaching 3
    Practical Theology 3
Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
History & Theology 18 Others 2
Introduction to Church 3 Research Writing Seminar 2
History I 3    
Introduction to Church 3    
History II 3    
African Traditional Religion 3    
Systematic Theology I 3    
Systematic Theology II 3    
Systematic Theology III 3    

Biblical and Theological Studies Concentration

In addition to the 68 credit hours of core courses, students in the Biblical and Theological Studies concentration are required to complete 24 credit hours in their area of concentration. These courses are listed below.

Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
Genesis 3 Mark 3
Isaiah 3 Acts 3
Ruth and Jonah 3 Romans 3
Pauline Theology 3 Pastoral Theology 3

Evangelism and Missions Concentration

In addition to the 68 credit hours of core courses, students in the Evangelism and Missions concentration are required to complete 24 credit hours in their area of concentration. These courses are listed below.

Course Credit Hours Course Credit Hours
Biblical Foundations for Missions 3 Cultural Anthropology 3
Perspectives On World Christian Movement I 3 Islam 3
Perspectives On World Christian Movement II 3 Pauline Theology 3
    Pastoral Theology 3