Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Biblical Languages


90 Semester Hour Curriculum Overview

  • BSOT5000 Old Testament Introduction
  • OTBB5947 Job
  • OTBB6856 Isaiah—Part I
  • OTBB6857 Isaiah—Part II
  • BSNT5000 New Testament Introduction
  • NTBB6515 Romans
  • NTBB6103 John
  • NTBB6527 Ephesians
  • NTBB6212 Acts—Part I
  • NTBB6213 Acts—Part II
  • NTBB6450 Revelation
  • OTHB5000 Biblical Hebrew I
  • OTHB5010 Biblical Hebrew II
  • OTHB5100 Biblical Hebrew III
  • OTHB5110 Biblical Hebrew IV
  • NTGR5000 New Testament Greek I
  • NTGR5010 New Testament Greek II
  • NTGR5100 New Testament Greek IIIꝉ
  • NTGR5110 New Testament Greek IVꝉ
  • PCPM6150 Pastoral Counseling
  • PCPM6075 Bereavement Counseling
  • PCPM6330 Marriage Conflicts
  • PCPM6100 Premarital Counseling
  • CABK5000 Church Administrationꝉ
  • THEO6370 Doctrine of Salvation
  • MNEV5000 Evangelism in the Local Church
  • THRS6000 Theological Research I
  • THRS6010 Theological Research II
  • GRTH6999 Thesis (6 Semester Hours)

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Biblical Languages requires 90 Semester Hours and will prepare the students for the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) or the Doctor of Theology (Th.D.).  For students who are accepted and enroll into the Th.D. in New Testament Studies, the Thesis requirement may be waived.  Students may complete the program at their own rate of progress, with most students completing the program in approximately three to four years.  All courses are available through ATS Distance Education Format.

Tuition fees:

$2,500.00


Payment Plan 1:
$2,200.00 Payment in full


Payment Plan 2:
$2,500 w/ $300 down and $100 per month


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Entrance Requirements
Any student seeking to enroll into the M.Div. program must have completed an approved 120 semester hour program of study. Complete the free online evaluation for more information.

Course Descriptions

Level One: Section One

  • OT Introduction—Dr. James Gibson (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 ATS Distance Education Format. The course introduces the student to all 39 Old Testament books. Included in the lectures in a discussion of the authorship, date, audience, and critical passages of each book. The course provides the necessary foundation for all future biblical exposition.
  • OTBB6947 Exposition of Job—Dr. Harley Howard (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 ATS Distance Education Format. The course is an in-depth exposition of the book of Job that brings Job into today’s pulpit or classroom with practical application and theological insights.
  • OTBB6855 Exposition of Isaiah: Chapters 1-39—Dr. John Nocera (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 ATS Distance Education Format. This course begins with a critical introduction to the book of Isaiah. Included is a defense against Deutero-Isaiah and the use of the phrase “young woman” in the RSV in Isaiah 7.14. Chapters 1-39, the “Judgment Section” of Isaiah, are covered in the course. Great attention is given to the Jews’ rejection of the Messiah, the resulting punishments, the remnant, and the glories of the millennial kingdom. Study is also focused upon “The Little Apocalypse” of Isaiah 24-27 and the ten blessings of Chapter 30. The course also focuses attention upon the biblical types and their anti-types.
  • OTHB5000 Biblical Hebrew I—Dr. James Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 and Textbook ATS Distance Education Format. Hebrew I is designed to introduce students to the basics of Biblical Hebrew. The course will focus primarily upon the subjective cases of the language, with the verbal system being touched upon in the final lectures of the course. The course is presented in an easy-to-grasp manner and is extremely student friendly. Textbook required. Prerequisites: None.

Level One: Section Two

  • OTBB6856 Exposition of Isaiah: Chapters 40-66—Dr. John Nocera (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 ATS Distance Education Format. Covering Chapters 40-66, “The Redemption Section” of Isaiah, the class examines the role of the perfect Redeemer and proves that only Christ could meet the requirements. The prophecies relating to the restoration of Israel are given great focus.
  • BSNT5000 NT Introduction—Dr. James Gibson (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 ATS Distance Education Format. It introduces the student to all 27 New Testament books. Included in the lectures is a discussion of the authorship, date, audience, and critical passages of each book.
  • NTBB5890 Exposition of Revelation—Dr. John Nocera (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 ATS Distance Education Format. The course covers all 22 Chapters of Revelation from a dispensational/pretribulational view. Great emphasis is given to the premillennial reign of Christ.
  • OTHB5010 Biblical Hebrew II—Dr. James L. Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 and Textbook ATS Distance Education Format. Hebrew II is designed to introduce students to the basics of Biblical Hebrew. The course focus primarily upon the verbal system of the language, continuing the final lectures of Hebrew I. The course is presented in an easy-to-grasp manner and is extremely student friendly. Textbooks Required. Prerequisite: Hebrew I with a C or better

Level Two: Section One

  • NTBB6515 Exposition of Romans—Dr. Jimmy L. Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 ATS Distance Education Format. The course is an exposition of Paul’s most well-read epistle. Dr. Hayes brings a dynamic preaching-teaching style that emphasizes both the doctrinal and practical aspects of the book, making Romans fully applicable to all of today’s saints. The student will find this course to be most helpful and informative for defending the Christian faith.
  • CABK5000 Church Administration—Staff (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS Textbook Distance Education Format. Church Administration I helps familiarize the modern pastor in areas beyond preaching, including areas such as budgets, fire safety, and church management. Textbook required.
  • OTHB5020 Biblical Hebrew III—Dr. James Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS MP3 and Textbook Distance Education Format. Hebrew II is designed to introduce the student to the intermediate elements of Biblical Hebrew syntax. The course will focus primarily upon the narrative passages of the Hebrew Bible, with brief forays into poetry and prophecy. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Hebrew I & II with a C or better.
  • THEO6200 NT Theology—Dr. William Seay (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 ATS Distance Education Format. The course provides an examination of the major theological themes presented by each New Testament author and presents a theological outline and time line application.

Level Two: Section Two

  • NTBB6103 Exposition of John—Dr. Jimmy L. Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the MP3 ATS Distance Education Format. The course is a verse-by-verse practical teaching of the book of John. In his usual style, Dr. Hayes not only teaches from the Gospel of John, but he also uses extensive cross-references to illustrate how enlightening it can be to put Scripture with Scripture.
  • NTGR5000 Biblical Greek I—Dr. James Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS MP3 and Textbook Distance Education format. Greek I focuses primarily upon the subjective cases of the Greek language. The final lectures will introduce the verbal system of the Greek language. The course is presented in an easy-to-grasp manner and is extremely student friendly. Textbook required. Prerequisite: None.
  • NTBB6527 Exposition of Ephesians—Dr. Jimmy L. Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS MP3 Distance Education Format. The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Ephesians. The course closely studies the compatibility of Reformed Theology with Paul’s letter, holding a view that Calvinism is at odds with Scripture.
  • CABK5015 Building God’s Church*—Staff (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS Textbook Distance Education Format. The course examines ten time-tested church growth principles. Textbook Required.

Level Three: Section One

  • NTGR5010 Biblical Greek II—Dr. James Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS MP3 and Textbook Distance Education format. Greek II continues with the verbal system of the Greek language introduced in Greek I. Upon the completion of the course, the student will be able to translate books such as 1John with the aid of a lexicon and grammar. The course is presented in an easy-to-grasp manner and is student friendly. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Greek I with a C or better.
  • NTBB5212 Exposition of Acts (Part 1)—Dr. Harley Howard (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS MP3 Distance Education Format. Acts I covers the first 10 chapters of the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the birth of the Church, the day of Pentecost, the role of the Church, and the founders of the Church. The gift of tongues is examined from a Scriptural perspective. The course also focuses upon the role of Peter as the primary figure of the early chapters of the book.
  • PCPM6075 Bereavement Counseling—Dr. Jimmy L. Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS MP3 Distance Educatin Format. The course defines the meaning of comfort and how to share comfort. It explores the purpose of funerals, and provides insight for handling special situations such as suicide, murder, multiple deaths, divided families, and others. This practical course is invaluable to those dealing with families during their times of grief.
  • CEBK6020 Adult Ministries*–Staff (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS Textbook Distance Education Format. The course analyzes what it takes to capture the attention of adults, minister to their needs, and solve common problems. Textbook Required.

Level Three: Section Two

  • NTGR51020 Biblical Greek III*—Dr. James Hayes (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS Textbook Distance Education format. Greek III introduces the student to intermediate Greek through the assisted translation of the first eight chapters of the Gospel of Mark. Emphasis is also given to the basics of Biblical Greek syntax. Textbooks Required. Prerequisite: Greek I & II with a C or better.
  • NTBB6213 Exposition of Acts (Part 2)—Dr. Harley Howard (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS MP3 Distance Education Format. Acts II covers the Pauline section of the Book of Acts, giving special attention to the ministry of Paul, including his missionary journeys and his writings and teachings. The early days of the Church continue to be a centerpiece of the study.
  • THEO6370 Doctrine of Salvation—Dr. Gino Cascieri (3 Semester Hrs) This course is provided in the ATS MP3 Distance Education Format. The course is an in-depth examination of the critical elements of biblical salvation. The course highlights the definition and importance of regeneration, adoption, justification, imputation, sanctification, reconciliation, propitiation, and redemption. The course is a defense of salvation by grace through faith alone.
  • CPPM6150 Pastoral Counseling—Dr. Ed Fleming (3 Semester Hrs) The course is provided in the ATS MP3 Distance Education Format. Pastoral Counseling is designed to give the pastor or church staff counselor a short-term model for counseling that is practical within a church setting. It set the limits of time, sessions, and types of counseling. It is practical application course.

Level Four: Research

  • THEO6000/6010 Theological Research—Each Theological Research course requires extensive research of the Scripture and other sources relevant to the graduate student’s major. Contact your student advisor for the specific information on your course. Hours to be determined by the Academic Committee for your program.
  • GRTH6999 Thesis—The Master’s thesis must demonstrate a valid and meaningful thesis statement, thorough research, adequate use of the Scripture, and adequate writing skills. The thesis must be at least 10,000 words in length (approximately 50 pages). Additional information will be sent out to students enrolled into programs requiring a thesis.

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