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Theological Studies

La Sierra University

12 months
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730 USD/credit
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About

The Theological Studies degree program from La Sierra University is a broad graduate academic program oriented toward general theological studies, normally requiring two years of academic full-time study. 

Overview

Key Features

Although the specific constituency of La Sierra University and the Richards Divinity School is the Seventh-day Adventist Church, both the University and the Divinity School welcome students from other faith traditions. The Divinity School offers five graduate programs that fall into the categories of professional and academic.

Our professional programs are tailored for those who work, or would like to work, in some aspect of Christian ministry. We offer two professional programs: the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree program and the Graduate Certificate in Ministry (CMin) program. The MDiv is the standard degree program for professional ministry. The CMin program prepares lay persons for local church leadership.

Persons admitted with some advanced theological study or with prior extensive undergraduate studies in religion and/or other appropriate foundational areas may complete the Theological Studies degree program from La Sierra University with one year of full-time course work, in addition to the summative concluding project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Writing in Religion 
  • Linguistic Tools: Hebrew 
  • Linguistic Tools: Greek 
  • The Old Testament and Its Communities 
  • Interpreting OT Texts (4)14, or elective in Old Testament studies
  • The New Testament and Its Communities 
  • Interpreting NT Texts

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 alternative credits

48-80

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For regular admission, applicants must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or better (on a 4-point scale) from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. 
  • Applicants who meet the GPA requirements stated above may receive regular admission (a) by submitting the official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with scores that meet or exceed the standards of the school; or (b) by completing 12 units of courses in the program as a provisional student with grades of B or better. However, the school retains the right to require GRE scores from any applicant in advance of admission.
  • International applicants must meet the requirements of the university for English-language competence.
  • Students may transfer up to half the number of required units from an approved graduate or graduate professional program in another university or seminary.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 730 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 730 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Home Gardens

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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