Master of Arts Degree Requirements

Master of Arts (Theological Studies) - San Diego

Traditional 

Core Requirements
BI510Hermeneutics3
HS510Church History Survey3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or NT518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
Elective Requirements
Electives (CBTF Courses) 19
Thesis or Two additional CBTF Electives6
Free Electives6
Other Requirements
Spirituality Elective3
GS780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP002Formation Assessments0
Intent to Graduate Application0
Total Credits51
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CBTF electives are any BI, BT, NT, OT, HS, TS, or PH courses.

No concentration is required for this degree.  If a student is earning a concentration, specific concentration requirements will be taken instead of any CBTF course.

A minimum of 51 semester credits is required for graduation in the M.A.(T.S.) program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.
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Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy - San Diego

Traditional

Prerequisite for those without an undergraduate/graduate introductory course in counseling/psychotherapy theory and techniques; credits do not apply toward the M.A.M.F.T.: MF500.

Core Requirements
BI510Hermeneutics3
HS640Christian Lives and Spirituality in History3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
TS520Theology & Psychological Theory: An Integrative Seminar3
Degree Specific Requirements
MF625Theories of Marital and Family Therapy I3
MF626Theories of Marital and Family Therapy II1.5
MH627AGroup Psychotherapy A1.5
MF627Research Design and Evaluation3
MF629Community Mental Health3
MF635Individual Development, Aging and Family Life Cycle3
MF636Dynamics of Family Process1.5
MF645Psychological Assessment3
MF646Individual and Family Psychopathology3
MF647Psychopharmacology and MFT2
MF656Child Abuse Assessment and Intervention1
MF657Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention1
MF658Domestic Violence Assessment and Intervention1
MF665Families in Context: Gender, Class and Culture3
MH656ACrisis Intervention and Trauma Response A1.5
MF666Sexuality and Intimacy in Couples and Families1.5
MF675Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy3
MF715Supervised Clinical Experience I3
MF716Supervised Clinical Experience II3
MF717Supervised Clinical Experience III3
MF785AMarital and Family Therapy Senior Integrative Seminar A0.5
MF785BMarital and Family Therapy Senior Integrative Seminar B0.5
MF785CMarital and Family Therapy Senior Integrative Seminar C0.5
Other Requirements
SP002Formation Assessments0
15 hours of individual psychotherapy0
Intent to Graduate Application0
Total Credits65

A minimum of 65 semester credits is required for graduation. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements. The associate registrar and MFT/MHC administrative assistant will be happy to answer questions and offer guidance.

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling - San Diego

Traditional

Core Requirements
BI510Hermeneutics3
HS640Christian Lives and Spirituality in History3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
TS520Theology & Psychological Theory: An Integrative Seminar3
Degree Specific Requirements
MH625Theories of Mental Health Counseling3
MH626Advanced Psychotherapy3
MH627AGroup Psychotherapy A1.5
MH627BGroup Psychotherapy B1.5
MH635Life Span Development and Aging3
MH636Career Development3
MH645Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology3
MH655Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders3
MH656ACrisis Intervention and Trauma Response A1.5
MH656BCrisis Intervention and Trauma Response B1.5
MH665Multicultural Counseling3
MH667Human Sexuality and Intimacy1
MF627Research Design and Evaluation3
MF645Psychological Assessment3
MF646Individual and Family Psychopathology3
MF656Child Abuse Assessment and Intervention1
MF658Domestic Violence Assessment and Intervention1
MF675Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy3
MH715Mental Health Counseling Practicum I3
MH716Mental Health Counseling Practicum II3
MH785AMental Health Counseling Senior Integrative Seminar A0.5
MH785BMental Health Counseling Senior Integrative Seminar B0.5
Other Requirements
SP002Formation Assessments0
15 hours of individual psychotherapy0
Intent to Graduate Application0
Total Credits67

A minimum of 67 semester credits is required for graduation. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements. The associate registrar and MFT/MHC administrative assistant will be happy to answer questions and offer guidance.

Master of Arts in Ministry - San Diego

Traditional, InMinistry

Core Requirements
BI510Hermeneutics3
HS640Christian Lives and Spirituality in History3
or HS708 History of World Missions
or HS510 Church History Survey
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
OT518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or NT518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Specific Requirements
GC512Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3
ML523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
SP510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
Concentration Courses and Electives
Electives (CTL or CSPF) 112
Other Requirements
GS780Senior Integrative Seminar3
Concentration-specific Professional Internship3
SP002Formation Assessments0
Ministry Goals Consultation0
Intent to Graduate Application0
Total Credits51
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CTL Electives are any CF, CP, CM, DC, GC, ML, or TL courses. CSPF Electives are any MF, MH, PC, or SP courses.

No concentration is required for this degree.  If a student is earning a concentration, concentration requirements will be taken instead of electives.

 A minimum of 51 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.Min. program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

Master of Divinity Degree Requirements

Master of Divinity: Single Language - San Diego

Traditional, InMinistry

BI510Hermeneutics3
CP510Introduction to Preaching3
GC512Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3
HS510Church History Survey3
HS512American Christianity1.5
ML506Discipleship in Community1.5
ML507Missional Outreach and Evangelism1.5
ML523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
ML527Leading Celebrations in the Christian Life Cycle1.5
ML615Organizational Leadership and Church Governance3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
NT518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
NT541Greek I: Beginning Greek3
or OT541 Hebrew I: Beginning Hebrew
NT542Greek II: Intermediate Greek3
or OT542 Hebrew II: Intermediate Hebrew
NT652Greek Exegesis1.5
or OT652 Hebrew Exegesis
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
OT518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
PC512Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling3
SP510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
SP610Spiritual and Personal Formation II: Relational Spirituality1.5
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
Elective Courses
Concentration or Free Electives12
Other Requirements
Professional Internship3
GS780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP002Formation Assessments0
or SP003 Formation Assessments
TL002Vocational Assessments0
or TL003 Vocational Assessments
Ministry Goals Consultation0
Intent to Graduate Application0
Total Credits78

A minimum of 78 semester credits is required for graduation in the M.Div. program. Concentration courses must be taken at the advanced level. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements. 

 

Master of Divinity: Dual Language - San Diego

Traditional, InMinistry

BI510Hermeneutics3
CP510Introduction to Preaching3
GC512Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3
HS510Church History Survey3
HS512American Christianity1.5
ML506Discipleship in Community1.5
ML507Missional Outreach and Evangelism1.5
ML523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
ML527Leading Celebrations in the Christian Life Cycle1.5
ML615Organizational Leadership and Church Governance3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
NT518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
NT541Greek I: Beginning Greek3
NT542Greek II: Intermediate Greek3
NT652Greek Exegesis1.5
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
OT518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
OT541Hebrew I: Beginning Hebrew3
OT542Hebrew II: Intermediate Hebrew3
OT652Hebrew Exegesis1.5
PC512Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling3
SP510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
SP610Spiritual and Personal Formation II: Relational Spirituality1.5
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
Elective Courses
Free Electives4.5
Other Requirements
Professional Internship 3
GS780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP002Formation Assessments0
or SP003 Formation Assessments
TL002Vocational Assessments0
or TL003 Vocational Assessments
Ministry Goals Consultation0
Intent to Graduate Application0
Total Credits78

A minimum of 78 semester credits is required for graduation in the M.Div. program. Concentration courses must be taken at the advanced level. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.