Harvest University offers first professional degrees and advanced graduate degrees that provide students with the opportunity to continue their education beyond the undergraduate level in order to understand and expand their qualifications for the theological studies.
First Professional Degrees
The Master of Divinity is a 4-year degree program with various concentration tracks preparing its graduates for ministry in a wide range of contexts while qualifying them for pastoral ordination examination. Due to the length of the program it qualifies the graduate to enroll in shortened professional doctoral programs such as Harvest’s 45-units Doctor of Ministry Program.
Advanced Graduate Degree Programs
Graduates of graduate programs in theology or divinity can apply for Master of Theology degree program. Choosing a specialization among biblical studies, theology, church history, or ministry candidates for the Th.M. prepare for research doctorates or often entry level seminary teaching positions. The program can be completed in 18 to 24 months of advanced study and requires the production and defense of a thesis paper
Master of Divinity Program
The Master of Divinity is designed to prepare future ministers for real-world church planting and specialized ministry in twenty-first-century Christian missions. This program provides students with core biblical and theological instruction, leadership training, as well as a range of the skills necessary to perform ministerial duties in church and various ministries in a global context.
Being the entrance qualification for ordained pastoral ministry, the Master of Divinity degree seeks to prepare and equip its students for a fruitful life in ministry.
Distinguishing it from other programs Harvest’s M.Div. program has created a format to integrate theological, biblical and, mission-critical practical work experiences. In order to train the future pastors and ministers in face of the dynamic world with specific ministry internship experience, Harvest’s M. Div. student can also choose their concentrations.
Master of Theology Program
The Master of Theology (Th.M.) is an extension program of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program, designed to equip the students with scholarly competency and professional teaching skills in one field of biblical, historical, or theological studies. This degree requires a minimum of eighteen (18) months of full-time study, or may be completed over a longer period, up to a maximum of three (3) years without special permission from the director.
Additional admission requirements apply according to the chosen field of study:
Old Testament: pass Biblical Hebrew Language Advanced Proficiency Test
New Testament: pass Biblical Greek Language Advanced Proficiency Test
Preaching: proof of extensive preaching experience OR pass Comprehensive Preaching Examination
Pastoral Care: provide additional reference
Education: provide additional reference