Graduation Requirements A Satisfactorily complete 96-98 semester units. See (D) below B. Take the course prescribed in the Mas ter of D1v1nity curriculum. C Complete the requirements 1n one of the major fields. D . Submit an acceptable thesis (four units) chosen 1n consulation with the major advisor, or at the option of the maJor advisor and in lieu of the thesis, com plete six units of electives. Students who write a thesis will have a total re quirement of 96 units and those who take six units of electives 1n lieu of a thesis will have a total requirement of 98 units. Two unbound copies of the thesis are to be sumbitted to the librar ian. All these, whether acceptable or not, become the property of Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theology. E. At least 24 units must be taken in this seminary by transfer students. Students are placed on academic proba tion if their grade point average for any se mester falls below 2.5 and remain on pro bation as long as the single semester of cu mulative grade point average remains below 2.5. Students on probation are granted one semester in which to bring their academic work up to the required level (25) for continuance in the seminary. A student cannot graduate while on probation. Major Requirements Majors Available MaJors are offered in the following areas of study Bible Exposition Church History Systematic Theology Missions Semitics and Old Practical Theology Testament New Testament Ch~istian Education Language and Literature Each student must select a major and satisfactorily complete the requirements of that maJor The program set forth in the
Program Reduction Based Upon Prior Academic Study Qualified students coming from ap proved Bible colleges or Christian liberal arts colleges may request exemption from certain required courses. Requests for ex emption may be considered from two perspectives: I) Program reductions are possible up to a maximum of 16 units from the nor mal MDiv. requirement, i.e. 96-98 units may be reduced by two to 16 units. A reduction of as much as six units (in cluded in the 16) is possible for stu dents with collegiate studies in either class ical Hebrew or Greek. Evaluations for reduction are considered for un dergraduate courses with satisfactory parallel content, provided that the col legiate courses are approximately dou ble the unit value of the corresponding seminary courses. To qualify for such reductions the student must have earned at least a "B" grade in the specif ic course(s) and be able to demonstrat e competency in the subject matter. In the event the student takes a course which had been previously waived that previous reduction would then be nullified. 2) The substitution of electives in lieu of required courses may be arranged in certain cir·cumstances. In some cases where one of the above criteria may preclude a program reduction, the stu dent may nevertheless be able to dem onstrate a satisfactory level of compe tency in a given subject In this event, electives may be substituted for the course in question. Interested students would contact the appropriate depart ment chairman regarding course substi tutions. This alternative is also available for those who qualify for the maximum program reduction indicated above. Requests for program reduction should be submitted to the admissions and records office before studies begin at Tal bot because reductions for a specific
curriculum charts on page G-7-8 is com mon to all majors except Christian educa tion, on page G-9-10, and missions on page G-8-9. Students who have not taken undergraduate biblical studies will select an MDiv. curriculum which includes BE 518, Old Testament Survey, on the appropriate page. Students should indicate their choice of major at the beginning of their program. Changes of major may be authorized un der certain curcumstances prior to the completion of 48 units, but are discour aged after that point Students without a working knowledge of Greek must take NT 50 I and 502 (Be ginning Greek) to be applied toward the total MDiv. unit requirement For information on the emphasis of each department, check under the appropriate department heading in the "Description of Courses" portion of this catalog. Electives in the Curriculum The number of electives available ranges from six to 20 units in the MDiv. curricu lum. This is affected by such factors as : whether beginning Greek is to be taken; whether a thesis is to be written: whether one elects to take four units of exegesis 1n lieu of a Bible exposition course. There are other circumstances where the number of electives may be increased further, as ind i cated in the individual MDiv. curr-iculum charts. All electives are open to the students' choice (check prerequisites) regardless of major, but that choice may be governed by the following guidelines: I) each major ad visor, if he deems necessary, may require up to four units of elective in the depart ment of maJor study in prepa1·ation for the thesis 1n that department The thesis must be written in the student's major field. 2) Those who will not write a thesis are re quir·ed to take a minimum of six elective un its in the field of their major. At the advi sor's discretion, however. the minrmum may be increased to eight units.
course cannot be considered after regis tration for that course. The substitution of electives in lieu of required courses may be requested anytime during the student's first yea r. Master of Divinity CURRICULA FOR MAJORS IN: Bible Exposition, Old Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology, New Testa ment, Practical Theology Two biblical languages are required: Greek and Hebrew Either may be taken first GREEK: NT 505 (fall) and NT 506 (spring) (four units each) each required be yond beginning Greek. A qualifying exami nation is available to all interested students. Those who pass the examination may en roll directly in NT 505; the rest must take NT 50 I and NT 502 (two units each) as prerequisite to NT 505. HEBREW: OT 603 (fall) and OT 604 (spri ng) (four units each) are required. A qualifyi ng examination is available to inter ested students. Those who pass the ex amination may take OT 604, plus four· units of Hebrew electives instead of OT603. FOR STUDENTS WITH UNDERGRADUATE BIBLICAL STUDIES Junior Year I st Semester NT 50 I Beginning Greek or Elective 2 BE 505 Hermeneutics, Genesis 4 CH 505 Early, Medieval Church History . 3 HTM 555 Introduction to World
Missions.. 510 Evangelism . 59 I Introduction to Field Education. Elective ..... . .. .
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