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MDiv in Biblical Languages

Regent University's Master of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Languages program aims to teach students how to study and interpret the Bible in its original languages. Keep reading to learn more about this degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Languages

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Master of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Studies program at Regent University should have a talent for languages and literature as well as an interest in studying the Bible in depth. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; some programs have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's MDiv in Biblical Languages program is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the Bible through the study of its original languages. Courses instruct students on Biblical languages like Greek and Hebrew and give them the chance to practice reading and interpreting scripture. Students may also learn practical applications of the scripture they study. This degree program aims to prepare students for licensure as ministers or for further study in the field.

Learning Format:

Online or on campus

Program Length:

72 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Biblical Languages:

In order to complete the MDiv in Biblical Languages program, students will need to complete 72 credit hours of classes, including 42 credits of foundational courses, 6 credits of Biblical language classes, and 18 credits within the concentration. Students also earn 6 credits for completing a clinical pastoral education experience, a master's thesis, or a spiritual formation portfolio that includes an internship. Exact requirements and course descriptions are subject to change; contact Regent University directly to confirm all requirements before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Courses (42 credits)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Unity of the Bible
  • Pauline Theology
  • Church History 1
  • Church History 2
  • Foundations for Biblical Mission
  • The Coming of World Christianity
  • Leadership in Church & Ministry
  • Preparation of Biblical Messages
  • Spiritual Formation Foundations
  • Christian Theology
  • Pneumatology

Biblical Languages (6 credits)

Students select two of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Hebrew 1
  • Biblical Hebrew 2
  • Biblical Greek 1
  • Biblical Greek 2

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

Students select six of the following courses:

  • Biblical Hebrew 1
  • Biblical Hebrew 2
  • Readings in the Hebrew Old Testament
  • Hebrew Exegesis
  • Biblical Greek 1
  • Biblical Greek 2
  • Greek Exegesis
  • Readings in Greek New Testament
  • Theological German

Capstone (6 credits)

Students select one of the following capstone options:

  • Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Preparing a Master's Thesis AND Master's Thesis
  • Spiritual Formation Internship AND

Spiritual & Vocational Integration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed the Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages program may be interested in continuing their learning with a doctoral degree program. Doctor of Ministry and PhD programs in this field can enhance students' knowledge and practical expertise and may qualify them for higher leadership roles in ministry or other faith-based organizations. Examples of available doctoral programs include:

  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Renewal Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies

Career Paths:

Graduates of Regent University's MDiv in Biblical Languages program may be qualified to pursue administrative or leadership roles in ministry. Below are some examples of careers that graduates may qualify for:

  • Pastor
  • Christian educator
  • Ministry leader

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