MA(BTS) Curriculum Change Conversion Chart

Use the following chart to detemine how your current courses map to the new curriculum requirements.

Spiritual & Personal Formation

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
MFM500 Discovering/Developing Ministry Potential 2 MF500 Intro Theol Study/Ministry Formation 0
  • Students who completed MFM500 are done
  • Students who have not completed MFM500 will take MF500 as a non-credit, pass/no-pass learning competency course (P/NP graded, $250 lab fee) or for credit/graded as elective
SFS501 Learning to Love God/Others 2 CS501 Learning to Love God/Others 2
SFS502 Prayer & Spiritual Disciplines 2 CS502 Prayer/Spiritual Disciplines 2
SFS504 Developing Ethical Maturity 2 ML506 Ministerial Ethics 2
  • Students who completed SFS504 are done

Biblical Interpretation

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
DBS506 Learning to Interpret Scripture 4 BT501 Hermeneutics 2
BT502 Understanding Biblical Theology 2
  • Students who completed DBS506 are done
  • Students who have completed DBS506X take either BT501 (2 crs) or BT502 (2crs)
BLS501 Genesis – Song Solomon 4 BL501 Genesis – Song Solomon 4
BLS502 Prophets – Gospels 4 BL502 Prophets – Gospels 4
BLS503 Acts – Revelation 4 BL503 Acts – Revelation 4

Theology

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
THS501 Theology I 4 TH501 Theology I 4
THS502 Theology II 4 TH502 Theology II 4
THS503 Theology III 2 TH503 Theology III 4
Students complete at least 12 credits and cover content as follows:
  • Students who completed THS501-THS502-THS503 complete 2 credits of CBTS elective (TH, BL, BT, CH, NT, or OT)
  • Students who completed THS501 take TH502 (4crs) & TH503 (4crs) and review the Angelology materials online
  • Students who completed THS502 take TH501 (4crs) & TH503 (4crs) and review the Christology materials online
  • Students who completed THS503 take TH501 (4crs) & TH502 (4crs) and review the Soteriology materials online and complete 2 credits of CBTS elective
  • Students who completed THS501 & THS502 take TH503 (4crs)
  • Students who completed THS502 & THS503 take TH501 (4crs) and review the Angelology materials online and complete 2 credits of open electives.
  • Students who completed THS501 & THS503 take TH502 (4crs) and review the Christology and Soteriology online materials and complete 2 credits of CBTS elective.
THS508 Integration Ministry/Theology 2 no longer required in the core for all MA(BTS) students
  • Students who completed THS508 may use it for an elective or a Theology Track requirement

Exegetical Track Option

Theology

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
CHS505 Wisdom from Church History 4 CH502 Learning from Church History 2
  • Students who completed CHS505 or 506 are done (Note: Theology track students take CH501)

Biblical Languages

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
NTS508 Greek Grammar 3 NT511 Greek Grammar 3
NTS509 Greek Reading/Syntax 3 NT512 Greek Reading/Syntax 3
OTS508 Hebrew Grammar 3 OT511 Hebrew Grammar 3
OTS509 Hebrew Reading/Syntax 3 OT512 Hebrew Reading/Syntax 3
NTS515 Exegesis 2 NT513 Greek Exegesis 2
Or OTS515 Exegesis 2 OT513 Hebrew Exegesis 2
NTS/OTS electives 4 NT/OT NT/OT Exegesis elective 2
  • The option to take either NTS515 or OTS515 has now changed to require both NT513 and OT513 in the 2017-2018 Curriculum; NT/OT electives are reduced by two credits accordingly

Electives

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
Restricted electives (any BLS, CHS, NTS, OTS, THS elective courses): 4 Open elective 2
Open electives 6
  • Students complete 2 credits of electives in the 2017-2018 Curriculum

Theological Track Option

Theology

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
CHS505 Wisdom from Church History 4 CH501 Understanding Church History 4
Or CHS506 Insight from Church History 2 CH5XX Church History elective 2
And CHS5XX Church History elective 2 CH502 Learning from Church History 2
  • Students who completed CHS505 or 506/5XX are done
  • Students who have completed CHS506 complete CH5XX
  • Students who have completed CHS5XX complete CH502
THS508 Integration Ministry/Theology 2 TH504 Integration Ministry/Theology 2
  • Students who completed THS508 are done.
Restricted electives (any BLS, CHS, NTS, OTS, THS elective courses) 18 BT5XX Biblical Theology elective 2
TH5XX Theology electives 4
  • See elective section below for more details
  • Students complete six credits of BT and TH electives

Electives

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
Restricted electives (any BLS, CHS, NTS, OTS, THS elective courses): 18 Restricted electives (any BL, BT, CH, NT, OT, or TH elective courses): 4
Open electives 6 Open electives 6

Open Track Option (NEW for the 2017-2018 Curriculum)

Electives

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
Restricted electives (any BL, BT, CH, NT, OT, or TH elective courses): 12
Open electives 8

Total credits

2016-2017 Curriculum2017-2018 Curriculum
64 credits (minimum) required 56 credits (minimum) required