Biblical Worldview

Since 1932 Calvary University has been committed to the biblical foundation in all of our programs. That’s one reason the Bible is a required textbook in every class at Calvary.

On Campus or Online

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Study and Work

Calvary’s Study Work Program (SWP) provides employment opportunities to help cover educational costs while providing real world work experiences.

Calvary University’s Seminary offers three graduate degrees: the Master of Arts in Bible and Theology (36 Hrs.), the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (54 Hrs.), and the Master of Divinity (90 Hrs.). See below for degree overviews and planners.

Master of Arts in Bible and Theology – 36 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts in Bible and Theology is designed as a one-year onsite or online graduate degree preparing students with a general understanding of Bible, theology, and graduate level learning tools. The program is constructed to provide grounding for life and service, and the foundations needed for continued learning – both formal and informal. The Master of Arts in Bible and Theology is enrolling now and launches both onsite and online in January, 2017.

Master of Arts in Bible and Theology – 36 Credit Hours

 

Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling – 54 Credit Hours

Comprehensive Approach

The master of arts program in Biblical Counseling is designed to prepare men and women for counseling ministries in church, parachurch, and community settings. The program utilizes courses in Bible, practical theology, and biblical counseling principles to provide the student with a knowledge and use of the Holy Scriptures concerning God, man, and the nature of man in solving man’s problems. As such, Calvary Theological Seminary teaches and practices a purely nouthetic counseling approach and methodology (biblical psychology) that best complements Gospel-centered biblical soul-care and discipleship for lasting change.

Objectives

  • That the student be able to articulate a biblical philosophy of counseling.
  • That the student demonstrates, in his life, the Christian character qualities necessary for a biblical counseling ministry.
  • That the student acquires a basic knowledge of the counseling process.
  • That the student be able to biblically identify people problems.
  • That the student thoroughly understands the dangers and influences of blending humanistic and integrational counseling principles in a biblical counseling setting.
  • That the student develops communication skills needed for counseling one-on-one and in small group situations.
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling – 54 Credit Hours

Master of Divinity (M.Div) – Pastoral Studies – 90 Credit Hours

Comprehensive Approach

The Master of Divinity degree is designed exclusively to prepare men for pastoral ministry. It is the doctrinal conviction of Calvary Theological Seminary that the New Testament teaches that only men be trained for and ordained to the ministry (1 Tim. 2:8-3:7) and that these men be “the husband of one wife” (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9). Thus, only men are accepted into and may graduate from the Master of Divinity program, provided they have never been married, have been married only once (widowers excepted), and have not been divorced.

The Master of Divinity program also serves to provide solid preparation for ministry on the mission field. Other ministry goals, such as Christian education, campus ministry, or counseling, will also benefit from the biblical and theological foundation offered in the Master of Divinity program. Advance standing is granted for those who have adequate undergraduate preparation in the specified areas.

The Master of Divinity program builds on any of the M.A. programs of the Seminary. Because both the Greek and Hebrew languages are required for this program, it fits better with either the N.T. or O.T. programs. However, because the core is the same for all M.A. programs, any M.A. degree may be applied toward the M.Div. degree.

Advanced Standing Option

Graduates from Christian colleges that hold a doctrinal position similar to Calvary’s may petition to have up to 15 credit hours waived (i.e., reducing the total hours required) if they have earned at least a B in equivalent upper-level (junior or senior) courses in the following areas: Hebrew (up to 8 hours); Greek (second-year or above; up to 8 hours); biblical language electives (second-year or above; up to 6 hours); Bible exposition electives (up to 6 hours); theology electives (up to 4 hours); homiletics (up to 3 hours); and Bible, biblical language, or theology electives (up to 6 hours).

Objectives

  • That the student be prepared for a pastoral ministry.
  • That in the study of Scripture, the student applies correct linguistic and hermeneutical skills.
  • That the student interprets Scripture from a dispensational perspective.
  • That the student fashions a ministry philosophy and practice based on an accurate theological foundation.

 

Master of Divinity (M.Div) – Pastoral Studies – 90 Credit Hours