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Academic Degree Programs


NWTS offers two programs of study:

the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.).

The M.Div.
A 3-year program that requires the completion of 103 credit hours. It is designed to equip qualified men pursuing ordination with the necessary preaching and teaching skills and knowledge to begin their ministry. This program is distinctively focused on the Scriptural basis and methods of effective preaching as well as all aspects of the pastorate such as teaching, counseling, church management and conflict resolution. Along with these distinct aspects of pastoral training, M.Div. students are required to learn methodology of Scriptural analysis and exegesis in the original languages, church history and biblical and systematic theology. Download Application for M.Div. (PDF)

M. Div. Semester 1 M.Div. Semester 2
OT 500 Old Testament Introduction (3 CR)

NT 510 Greek IA (3)

ST 520 Intro to Systematic Theology (4)

PT 530 Homiletics IA (2)

CH 540 Patristics I (2)

CH 542 Westminster Confession of Faith (2)

CH 544 Vos Readings (2)
NT 511 Greek IB (3 CR)

NT 512 New Testament Introduction (3)

ST 521 Introduction to Apologetics (4)

PT 531 Homiletics IB (2)

CH 541 Patristics II (2)

CH 543 History of Biblical Theology (2)

CH 545 Ridderbos Readings (2)

M.Div. Semester 3 M.Div. Semester 4

OT 600 Hebrew (3)

OT 603 Pentateuch (3)

NT 610 Gospels (3)

ST 620 Doctrine of God and Man (4)

PT 630 Homiletics IIA (1)

PT 632 Church Polity (1)

CH 640 Medieval Church History (2)

OT 602 Hebrew (3)

OT 604 Historical Books (3)

NT 611 Acts and Paul (3)

ST 621 Doctrine of Christ and Salvation (4)

PT 631 Homiletics IIB (1)

PT 633 Missions (1)

CH 641 Reformation Church History (2)

M.Div. Semester 5 M.Div. Semester 6

OT 701 Psalms and Wisdom Literature (3)

NT 710 Greek Reading (1)

NT 711 General Epistles and Revelation (3)

ST 720 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (4)

PT 730 Homiletics III/ Worship/Church Administration(2)

CH 740 Modern Church History (2)

Elective (2)

OT 700 Hebrew Reading (1)

OT 702 The Prophets (3)

ST 721 Doctrine of the Church (4)

PT 731 Pastoral Life (1)

CH 741 American Presbyterianism (2)

PT 732 Counseling (1)

Elective (2)

Elective (2)

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The M.T.S.
The Master of Theological Studies is a 2-year program that requires the completion of 62 credit hours. It presents a rigorous curriculum covering all aspects of Scriptural analysis and exegetical work in the original languages as well as church history, and biblical and systematic theology. Students in this degree program will be prepared for teaching the Bible at many different levels in Christian and biblical education. Download Application for M.T.S. (PDF)

M.T.S Semester 1 M.T.S Semester 2
OT 500 Old Testament Introduction (3 CR)

NT 510 Greek IA (3)

ST 520 Intro to Systematic Theology (4)

CH 540 Patristics I (2)

CH 542 Westminster Confession of Faith (2)

CH 544 Vos Readings (2)
NT 511 Greek IB (3 CR)

NT 512 New Testament Introduction (3)

ST 521 Introduction to Apologetics (4)

CH 541 Patristics II (2)

CH 543 History of Biblical Theology (2)

CH 545 Ridderbos Readings (2)

M.T.S Semester 3 M.T.S Semester 4
OT 600 Hebrew (3)

OT 603 Pentateuch (3)

NT 610 Gospels (3)

ST 620 Doctrine of God and Man (4)

CH 640 Medieval Church History (2)
OT 602 Hebrew (3)

OT 604 Historical Books (3)

NT 611 Acts and Paul (3)

ST 621 Doctrine of Christ and Salvation (4)

CH 641 Reformation Church History (2)
 
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