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MDiv in Old Testament

The Master of Divinity - Old Testament program at Regent University offers students the chance to explore the first 39 books of the Bible and its teachings in depth. Read more about the program, its coursework, and the prerequisites here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Divinity with a concentration in the Old Testament

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students must be spiritually mature and have personal goals that align with Regent University's mission. Applicants to Regent University's master's degree programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Divinity - Old Testament program at Regent University is taught by faculty who specialize in areas like Christian history and renewal theology. It is designed to help students recognize spiritual truths as well as understand God's covenant. The coursework requires that students study the first 39 books of the Bible and gives them the opportunity to explore the Old Testament's major theological concepts and learn how to utilize such concepts to support modern-day debates in theology. The program is designed to prepare students for career as ordained ministers or ministry licensure.

Learning Format:

On campus and online

Program Length:

72 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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 the Old Testament

This master's degree program requires students to complete a total of 72 credits, including foundational courses, biblical language courses, concentration courses, university-wide required courses, and capstone coursework. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundational Course Requirements (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 and Ministry
  • Preparation of Biblical Messages
  • Spiritual Formation Foundations
  • Christian Theology
  • Pneumatology

Biblical Language Course Requirements (6 credits)

  • Students choose 6 credits of biblical language courses:
    • Introduction to Biblical Studies
    • Biblical Hebrew 1
    • Biblical Hebrew 2
    • Biblical Greek 1
    • Biblical Greek 2

Concentration Course Requirements (18 credits)

  • Old Testament Theology
  • Pentateuch
  • Joshua-Judges
  • Israelite Monarchy
  • The Writings
  • The Prophets

Capstone Course Requirements (6 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following capstone projects:
    • Clinical Pastoral Education
    • Master's Thesis
    • Spiritual Formation Portfolio

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students who successfully complete the Master of Divinity with a concentration in the Old Testament have the opportunity to pursue advanced education at the doctoral level in order to further their own theological knowledge or to pursue additional career opportunities. Regent University programs that graduates may consider include:

  • Ph.D. in Renewal Theology - Biblical Studies
  • Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies
  • Doctor of Ministry

Career Paths

Regent University's Master of Divinity - Old Testament program is designed to equip students with the spiritual and theological knowledge to pursue careers in ministry. Positions that graduates may consider pursuing include, but are not limited to:

  • Pastor
  • Ministry leader
  • Christian educator

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