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Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program is designed for those who wish to prepare themselves for the office of minister of the Word. This degree is designed to be completed in four years.

Preparatory studies
To be eligible for admission, the applicant must have a B.A. degree or its equivalent, with the following courses:

  • Hebrew (minimum of one year, two years strongly recommended)
  • Greek (two years)
  • Latin (one year university level or a full high school program)
    (The Latin requirement is waived for students with a non-western background.)

All courses should be taken at an accredited university or college.

In addition, applicants should have completed as many high school/university credits as possible in the following subject areas:

  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy (preferably ancient Philosophy and/or Logic).

Biblical languages
CRTS does not offer beginner level language courses. As explained above, students are required to take undergraduate instruction in the Biblical languages prior to enrolling at CRTS. Our preference is that prospective students take their Hebrew and Greek instruction in a traditional classroom environment as part of their undergraduate degree so that course marks will appear on their transcripts. If on-campus instruction is not available, students may opt for online courses or private instruction but are encouraged to contact the CRTS registrar before doing so. 

The Program
The M.Div. program is divided over four years (the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year). The freshman year program will be given in each academic year. The other theological years are given in a three year cycle. The number of lectures for the freshmen in the M.Div. program is fifteen per week, for the sophomores, juniors, and seniors eighteen. One day per week, freshmen normally have no lectures to attend. Each of the four professors teaches eight hours per week.

Speaking an Edifying Word
After the completion of their third year, students of the Canadian Reformed Churches are eligible to apply to a classis for a certificate to speak an edifying word in the churches.

Required Courses
The first digit indicates the year, the second the department, the third and fourth digits the serial number of the course. Choose from the following to see the curriculum for that year of study:

In order to graduate from the M.Div. program, a student must accumulate a total of 131 credits which includes the Pastoral Training Program.

Questions
If you have any questions, please contact the registrar.

 

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