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Master of Divinity, Concentration in Bible Translation

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day), PBA Online


75 Credit Hours


Aim and Outcomes

The Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Bible Translation (MDiv, BT) was designed for students who wish to combine vocational ministry training with cutting-edge academic and practical experience in translation principles and techniques at an international context at one of our partner institutions.Students must have acquired at least two years of Hebrew and two years of Greek to choose this concentration. For additional information, see the Master of Divinity  degree in the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Structure and Delivery

The MDiv, BT Concentration will be undertaken at one of PBA’s campus as well as one of our partner institutions abroad. Students will normally study for one calendar year as a PBA study abroad student, through the Rinker Center for Experiential Learning (RCEL), in an international university in either their penultimate or final year of the MDiv. To participate in this program, students must be accepted to the partner school and be accepted by the RCEL. During their time abroad, students will have the opportunity to study linguistics and translation techniques as well as being immersed in an international context. For additional information, see the Master of Divinity  degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Program Length

Students doing the MDiv, BT Concentration should expect to spend one year (abroad) completing the concentration requirements (12 credit hours) in addition to the time that it takes to complete the remaining MDiv degree requirements (63 credit hours). For additional information, see the Master of Divinity  degree in the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Admission

The admission requirements and process may be found in the relevant Admission  section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Degree Requirements

All students studying for an MDiv, BT Concentration (75 credit hours) will complete an integrated core (36 credit hours), ministry-training courses (15 credit hours), biblical languages (12 credit hours), and specified courses in Bible Translation (12 credit hours).For additional information, including any required prerequisites, see each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog. Below are the specific degree requirements for the MDiv, BT Concentration:

Biblical Languages - 12 Credit Hours


Students may choose from Hebrew and/or Greek courses at the Elementary, Intermediate, and/or Advanced level: BIB 5013 , BIB 5023 , BIB 5203 , BIB 5213 , BIB 6233 , BIB 6243 , BIB 5033 , BIB 5043 , BIB 5113 , BIB 5123 , BIB 6103 , BIB 6113 . For students without previous biblical languages, it is recommended they take all four courses in the same biblical language.

Students who have completed Intermediate Greek or Intermediate Hebrew courses at the undergraduate level (BIB 3053, BIB 3063, BIB 3183, BIB 3193 or equivalent) satisfy up to 6 credit hours (50%) of the biblical language requirement for the MDIV.  These students may satisfy the biblical language requirement with 6 credit hours of Greek or Hebrew courses and 6 credit hours of any graduate-level courses offered within the School of Ministry.