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Master of Divinity


The objective is to deepen the minister's understanding and expression of the Christian faith and to equip him or her with the managerial skills needed in managing the church. The courses are designed to equip present and prospective church leaders with solid theological foundation coupled with well-grounded people management skills. A graduate with a Master of Divinity degree is well-prepared for higher graduate study with many possible specializations. Apart from the ministerial emphasis, the critical thinking skills and open perspective offered by this programme allows students to pursue professional degrees in a wide variety of fields such as counseling and education.

 

Admission Requirements

Entrance to the M. Div. programme requires a B.A. degree, or its equivalent, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 or better. An Applicant with a bachelors degree in an area other than theology but possess at least three years of experience in church ministries may be considered for admission.

 

Fees

GH¢200 per year 

 

Mode of Application

Each candidate is expected to submit the following documents:

  1. Duly filled in Application Form - download from here.
  2. Certified copies of Bachelors Degree and other relevant certificates (include notarized English translations if the originals are not in the English language.
  3. Certified copies of academic transcripts embossed with the seal of the issuing university (include notarized English translations if the originals are not in the English language).
  4. Two filled and signed Referee Report forms, each with a recommendation letter attached. The recommendation shall be given by persons who are well acquainted with the applicant's work and studies and are in the position to judge the candidate's abilities to pursue a Master's degree.
  5. A personal resume/ CV in English.
  6. Two (2) passport size photographs.

 

Programme Structure

First Year

Semester 1                                                                                 Semester 2

GSBI 5013 Old Testament Introduction I

3

GSBI 5023 Old Testament Introduction II

3

GSHT 5013 Church History Survey I

3

GSHT 5023 Church History Survey II

3

 

 

GSPT 5013 Homiletics: Principles and Practice

3

GSPT 5033 Hermeneutics

3

GSSL 5013 NT Greek Grammar II

3

GSSL 5003 NT Greek Grammar I

Elective

3

3

15

Elective

3

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Year

Semester 1                                                                                 Semester 2

GSBI 6013 New Testament I: (Intro. to the Four Gospels)

3

GSBI 6023 New Testament II: (Intro. to the Apostolic Age)

3

GSPC 6023 General Sociology

3

GSPC 6123 Introduction to Intro. To Psychology

3

GSTH 6013 Systematic Theology I

3

GSTH 6023 Systematic Theology II

3

**GSSL 6013 Elementary Biblical Hebrew I

3

 

 

GSRE 6013  Islamic Studies

3

GSSL 6023 Elementary Biblical Hebrew II

3

 

15

Elective

3

15

 

Third Year

Semester 1                                                                                 Semester 2

GSPT  7013  Practice of Ministry Today

3

GSRE  7033  African Traditional Religions

3

 GSAF 7113African Philosophy and Cultural Values                                   

 

3

GSPT 7453 Evangelism

2

GSPT 7006 Supervised Field Education

2

GSPC 7023  Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling

3

GSTH 7013 Introduction to Christian Ethics

2

Dissertation

Elective

4

3

Dissertation

Elective

2

3

 

15

 

15

 

 

 

Career Goals

Graduates are well prepared to seek employment in Churches, chaplaincies in prisons and hospitals or teach religious studies in schools. Some graduates of the programme may choose a career in academia through doctoral study. Other common career paths are the following: College chaplaincy, Hospital chaplaincy, Ordained parish ministry, Marriage and family counselor, Military Chaplaincy, National campus ministry organizations, Pastoral care, counseling and Prison Chaplaincy.

Some graduates of the programme may choose a career in academia through doctoral study. Other common career paths include: College chaplaincy, Hospital chaplaincy, Ordained parish ministry, Marriage and family counselor, Military Chaplaincy, National campus ministry organizations, Pastoral care, counseling and Prison Chaplaincy.