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Seminary Introduces New Program

6/23/2003

Multnomah Biblical Seminary is offering a Master of Divinity in Theological Studies program this Fall. The new program is a rigorous academic track of the M.Div. designed to prepare students for entrance into advanced degree programs. The Theological Studies track differs from the original M.Div. program at Multnomah, as the focus is on preparing students for a teaching ministry.

"Our new M.Div. in Theological Studies expands Multnomah's goal to train leaders for pastoral and parachurch ministries to our desire to train educators for higher educational institutions," says Dr. Don Brake, Program Coordinator and Dean of the Seminary.

The three-year program provides students with 92 credit hours of advanced graduate-level study and research skills that will prepare them for entrance into a Master of Theology (Th.M.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) program. Students will work with original languages to become competent in biblical, theological, and historical studies. In addition, they are required to participate in practical ministry and a supervised teaching practicum.

"Multnomah faculty will act as personal mentors, walking side-by-side with the student throughout his/her course of study, selecting electives, monitoring progress, and serving as thesis adviser," Brake explains.

Strict academic standards have been put in place to encourage a challenging academic environment. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.25 GPA from a college or university for admission into the program. Acceptance is also contingent upon approval following a personal interview with Multnomah's Dean of the Seminary. Enrolled students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher for continuance in the program.