Master of Missiology

The Master of Missiology is designed to promote in students’ growth toward personal maturity and professional ministry competence. The program seeks to guide students to develop the ability to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in cross-cultural settings. It is also intended for those who wish to prepare for an initial assignment in missionary service.

Graduates of Master of Missiology are able to serve the Christian community as missionaries and Christian educators.

Degree Requirements

Successfully complete a minimum of 72 quarter units of Concentration Courses in Biblical Mission Studies with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  •  Successfully complete 36 quarter units of Missiology concentrated core courses
  • Successfully complete 8 quarter units of the Thesis
  • Project. Successfully complete 28 quarter units of unrestricted electives or alternative electives.
  •  Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

Time Limit

The Master of Missiology program must be completed within 3 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.

Master of Missiology Suggested Core Classes

BBL 140 Biblical Hermeneutics (4 quarter units)

A Presentation of the general principles necessary of a sound interpretation of scripture and the special principles governing the interpretation of such subjects as poetry prophecy, typology and parables.

BBL 501 Biblical Theology (4 quarter units)

Overview of the covenantal structure of the whole of biblical revelation, centering on concepts of kingdom, covenant and Mediator.

BBL 515 The Acts of Apostles (4 quarter units)

A study of the emergence of the early Christian church as recounted in the Acts of Apostles. Attention is given to the historical context of the work, the literacy techniques of the author, and the abiding theological lessons for Christian faith and practice today.

CHC 509 The Historical Development of the Movement (4 quarter units)

An Analysis of the dynamics of the growth of the Christian movement form the Apostolic age to present, including perspectives of A.D. 2006. Special attention given to various types of mission structures.

CHD 115 History of Christian Doctrines (4 quarter units)

Summary of the biblical world and life view; the word of God, revelation, and inspirations; “knowing” and “thinking” as responses to God’s word; the radical difference between Christian and non-Christian thinking; nature and methods of Theology and apologetics; procedures for dealing with difficulties in the Christian faith.

ETH 501 Christian Ethics (4 quarter units)

Structure and content of Christian Ethics; goal, motive and norm of the Christian life; analysis of ethical issues of authority, life, sexuality, property and truthfulness.

EVG 501 Principles of Discipleship (4 quarter units)

The nature and method and uses of Christian apologetics: a biblical response to some attacks on Christian faith.

EVG 513 Basic Evangelism (4 quarter units)

A study of evangelism theory and revivals. The practice examination of the theology of evangelism and discipleship with an emphasis on developing the skills of personal evangelism and equipping others to share their faith.

MIS 501 Mission of the Church (4 quarter units)

A study of the church mission and evangelism theological background bases on biblical foundation and its application since Christian church existed.

MIS 503 Theology of Mission (4 quarter units)

Theology of mission and evangelism from a reformed perspective; principles of personal and corporate evangelism and cross-cultural communications of the Gospel.

MIS 507 Mission History of the Korean Church (4 quarter units)

A study of the history of the Korean church since American missionaries came and the growth and development of the Christian church in Korean peninsula.