Programs

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50+ World Class Faculty

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Starting August 2024, TEDS will offer courses in an 8-week format, with 6 start dates throughout the year. This will provide greater flexibility, enabling you to align your coursework with your daily life and focus on fewer classes at a time.

Biblical Languages

Learn how to read, translate and understand scripture in its original language

On Campus

Study in-person and live alongside the TEDS students community

Hybrid

Earn your degree on-campus while having online courses available for part of your degree

Online

Complete the coursework at your most convenient time

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Advanced Placement

AP:Master of Divinity

76 CREDITS | 2.5 YEARS

ABOUT

If you’re graduating with a ministry degree from an accredited Bible college or Christian liberal arts school, you may qualify for our Advanced Placement MDiv (AP MDiv). This program reduces the overall number of hours you’ll need to graduate with an MDiv while also allowing you to take additional advanced electives in areas that you’re passionate about.

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Master's

Biblical Languages

42 CREDITS | 2 YEARS

ABOUT

The MA/BL provides specialized study in the biblical languages (Hebrew and Greek, with an option to study Aramaic) for general educational purposes. The MA/BL is academic rather than professional in focus, preparing participants in knowledge and practice for teaching or researching in Christian secondary schools, or higher education where a doctorate may not be needed; or as an intermediate step toward further study in a related area

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Certificate

Biblical and Theological Studies

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Gain a solid foundation of theology and biblical interpretation with the option to choose your area of focus ranging from church history, systematic theology, New Testament, Old Testament, and more. This certificate is a building block for our MA in Theological Studies program.

COURSEWORK

Required

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theological Studies
  • Electives
Master's

Bioethics

36 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

Delve into some of the most complex ethical questions facing medicine, science, and public policy. At TEDS, you’ll not only study bioethics from a rigorous academic perspective but also explore how Christian values and ethics inform and influence the field. We’ll give you the framework and tools to understand and navigate these issues with clarity and compassion.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Christian Hippocratism
  • Ethical Theory
  • Theological Bioethics and Contemporary Alternatives
  • Life and Death Bioethics
  • Biotechnology and Emerging Technology Ethics
Ukrainian Certificate

Chaplain Ministries

12 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

Український сертифікат капелана розроблений для українців, які мають бажання опанувати навики душпастирства та духовного життя. Він пропонує вступну підготовку для тих, хто служить у місцевих церквах або в інших сферах безпосередньої допомоги людям (наприклад, охорона здоров’я, збройні сили). Для отримання сертифіката студенти повинні підтримувати середній бал 2,5 з усіх чотирьох курсів (12 кредитних годин). Кожен курс проводитиметься протягом се

COURSEWORK

Master's

Chaplaincy and Ministry Care

48 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

With an MA in Chaplaincy and Ministry Care, you’ll be ready to provide spiritual care for people within and outside a Christian ministry setting. Many of our graduates serve in local churches or public settings as pastors or chaplains.

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Certificate

Children and Family Ministry

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Gain a deeper understanding of spiritual formation, stewarding a ministry team, curriculum building, church leadership and administration, roles of family in spiritual development and intergenerational, family, and children’s ministry care. This certificate will equip you to serve children and families in the local church and ministry contexts.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Educational Ministry
  • Christian Leadership
  • Christian Formation & Journey
  • Children in the Church
  • Nurturing Families in the Church
Certificate

Christian Counseling

14 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

The Certificate in Christian Counseling program focuses on the development of ethical decision-making skills that align with the Christian faith, on top of establishing a strong foundation in counseling principles, skills, and techniques. Whether you are on the mission field, work at a para-church, or are a pastoral staff member, all counselors are likely to face ethical dilemmas in their professions.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Counseling Skills Training
  • Group Counseling
  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Counseling Strategies: Theory, Treatment, and Technique
  • Career Counseling
Certificate

Christian Foundations

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

The Christian Foundations Certificate program enables you to explore the rich traditions, theology, and history of the Christian faith from its early beginnings, through the Reformation, and to the present day. Through examining church history and foundational theology, you can gain a biblical understanding of God’s work in the world and how culture has shaped different church traditions.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Theology 1: The God of the Gospel: From the Father
  • Theology 2: The Gospel of God: Through the Son
  • Theology 3: The People of God: Through the Holy Spirit
Master's

Church History

36 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

Engage with the history and doctrine of the early church, history of church revival, and gain a deeper insight into the history of the Free Church. Trinity offers some of the most renowned church historians to mentor and teach you how to integrate history and theology throughout your studies.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Theology 1: The God of the Gospel: From the Father
  • Classic Texts in the History of Christianity 1
  • Colloquium in Historical Methodology 1
DMin

DMin Thriving Immigrant Churches Track

30 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

The Thriving Immigrant Churches Track will offer immigrant pastors and leaders multiple learning opportunities to address their unique challenges by helping them to form innovative ministry strategies and a strong witnessing community that will bless their neighbors and beyond. It will provide space for immigrant church pastors and leaders to be refreshed, recharged, and reengaged for the sake of Christ and his kingdom.

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DMin

Doctor of Ministry

30 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

The TEDS Doctor of Ministry program invites men and women to step deeper into developing advanced ministry skills. It emphasizes continuous spiritual growth and formation, devotion to Christ, and the ability to think biblically and strategically about the issues facing our community and world.

COURSEWORK

Students must complete 30 semester hours of work as follows:

  • Phase 1: Missional Renewal, Research & Assessments (15 hours)
  • Phase 2: Ministry Focus & Missional Strategies (9 hours)
  • Phase 3: Major Project Completion & Oral Presentation (6 hours)
Certificate

Educational Ministries

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Gain a deeper understanding of spiritual formation, curriculum building, and ministry practices to support each generation. This certificate will equip you to develop Biblically rooted programming and curriculum for all generations and intergenerational groups in the local church or other ministry contexts.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Educational Ministry
  • Christian Leadership
  • Christian Formation & Journey
  • Youth and Emerging Adults in the Church
  • Children in the Church
  • Nurturing Families in the Church
  • Program Planning Dynamics in the Church
Master's

Educational Ministries

36 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

The Master of Arts in Educational Ministries (MA/EM) provides you with a rigorous theological background in Christian education ministry with intentional application to the ministry context. This program will further your understanding of educational theory and its application – helping people to grow in their Christian faith in the church, global education ministries, and other Christian contexts. This program will provide you a footing for leading educational ministries or anticipating a Doctor of Educational Ministry. A foundational curricular core in Bible, theology, and educational ministries provides a structure for integrative academic thinking. Course selections are developed in consultation with an educational faculty advisor in areas of your interest leading the program capstone. The capstone will demonstrate in-depth analysis and critique of educational practices for the local church or other educational settings such as camps, private schools or para-church organizations.

COURSEWORK

FEATURED COURSES

  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Theology 1: The God of the Gospel: From the Father
  • Educational Ministry
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Christian Leadership

CONCENTRATIONS
Participants consult with EM faculty adviser to focus concentration courses around an educational area of personal interest.

  • Congregational Life Focus
  • Collaborative Ministry Engagement Focus
  • Formational Learning Focus
Doctor of Philosophy

Educational Studies

60 CREDITS | 4 YEARS

ABOUT

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Educational Studies incorporates particular concept areas to expand your professional capacities in research and educational leadership. You will be challenged to integrate faith and learning at every step of the program as you engage these areas in a variety of experiences and academic seminars.

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Certificate

Hippocratic Healthcare Ethics

21 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Through this certificate you’ll evaluate current ethical issues in healthcare, examine the different approaches to bioethics throughout history, and be prepared to engage bioethics challenges within healthcare and contemporary medicine—all from a distinctly Christian perspective.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Bioethics and Cultural Engagement
  • Christian Hippocratism
  • Introduction to Bioethics: Foundations and Methods
  • Life and Death Bioethics
  • Biotechnology and Emerging Technology Ethics
  • Research Ethics
Master's

Intercultural Studies

36 CREDITS | 2 YEARS

ABOUT

The complexity of ministry in a world of globalization, resurgent traditional religions, growth of the non-Western church, migration, urbanization, and rapid change demands the highest quality of academic, spiritual, and practical preparation.

COURSEWORK

Doctor of Philosophy

Intercultural Studies

60 CREDITS | 4 YEARS

ABOUT

Develop the ministry and research skills of leaders involved in a wide variety of missional, cross-cultural, and educational ministries. Focus is upon deepening our understanding of human diversity, contextual realities, and cultural change in ways that inform redemptive, gospel-centered ministry in the contemporary world.

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DMin

Korea Doctor of Ministry 학사 안내c

30 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

트리니티 복음주의 신학대학원의 한국 목회학 박사과정은 급변하는 세상 속의 신실한 복음사역을 위해 미래를 준비하는 사역자를 위한 과정입니다. 본 프로그램은 학생의 지속적인 영적성장과 영성계발, 그리스도를 향한 깊은 헌신, 그리고, 현재 한국교회가 직면하고 있는 주요 쟁점들에 대한 성경적, 신학적 사고능력과 선교적 리더십의 계발을 지향합니다.

COURSEWORK

Certificate

Leadership in Missions

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

By studying the theology and history of evangelism and missions around the world you will gain a strong foundation of anthropology, discipleship practices and practical evangelism methods which will enrich your ministry abilities both in the United States and around the world.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Theology of Mission & Evangelism
  • Global Mission and the Local Church
  • Evangelism and the Local Church
  • History of the Expansion of Christianity
  • Anthropology for Ministry
  • World Religions
  • Missional Church
MDiv

Master of Divinity

90 CREDITS | 3 YEARS

ABOUT

Gain pastoral leadership skills through the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). Our MDiv degree program has the rigorous academic courses and spiritual support you need for your calling in Christian ministry or academia. Join a diverse student body and learn within the context of a broadly evangelical ethos.

COURSEWORK

Curriculum Breakdown:

  • Introduction to Theological Education: 2 hours
  • God’s Word: 36 hours
  • God’s People: 22 hours
  • God’s World: 12 hours
  • Electives: 4 hours

Track Options (Chose one)

  • Church & Parachurch Ministry: 14 hours
  • Academic Ministry: 14 hours
  • Mission and Cultural Engagement: 14 hours
ThM

Master of Theology

22 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

TEDS’ ThM offers discipline concentrations in each of our eight departments: Church History, Counseling, Educational Studies, Mission and Evangelism, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Theology, and Systematic Theology, or specialized inter-departmental concentrations developed in consultation with the departmental faculty. The program can be completed in one year of study.

COURSEWORK

  • Concentration Core: 19 -20 hours
  • Capstone: 2-3 hours
Master's

Mental Health Counseling

64 CREDITS | 3 YEARS

ABOUT

TEDS' Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (MA/MHC) is fully accredited by CACREP and prepares you to become a licensed mental health professional upon graduation. Through your studies, you will master methods and practices of counseling, while also learning how to ethically integrate Christian faith into theory and practice.

COURSEWORK

  • Counseling and Theological Worldview: Faith and Practice
  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Theology 1: The God of the Gospel: From the Father
  • Counseling Skills Training
  • Career Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Multicultural Issues in Counseling
Certificate

Ministry Care

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Learn how to faithfully counsel, teach, support, and guide your brothers and sisters in Christ as they seek to be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through this certificate you’ll explore ministry practices, counseling techniques, socio-cultural impacts on ministry, church leadership development, and building biblical curriculum.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Intro to Counseling Ministries
  • Educational Ministry
  • Understanding the Social and Cultural Contexts of Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation for Ministry
  • Christian Worship
Certificate

New Testament Greek

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Learn to read, translate, and comprehend the New Testament scripture by reading it in its original language. Understanding the Bible in its original language will deepen your preaching, teaching, and interpretation of the New Testament and the Septuagint.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Beginning Greek 1
  • Beginning Greek 2
  • Greek Exegesis 1
  • Greek Exegesis 2
Master's

New Testament

36 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

With a commitment to biblical literacy and practical application, the Master’s in New Testament is a specialized degree focusing on the text of the early church. This program is excellent preparation for further academic work at the graduate or doctoral level. It also can prepare you for ministry careers in teaching at some Christian secondary schools or Christian colleges.

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Certificate

Old Testament Hebrew

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Learn to read, translate, and understand the Old Testament scripture by reading it in its original language. Understanding the Bible in its original language will deepen your exegetical study and applications of the Old Testament, making you a better preacher, teacher, and interpreter.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Elementary Hebrew I
  • Elementary Hebrew II
  • Elementary Hebrew III
  • Hebrew Exegesis I
  • Hebrew Exegesis II
Master's

Old Testament and Semitic Languages

36 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

This program is for those who seek a greater understanding of the Hebrew Old Testament as well as its geographical, literary, and cultural background. You will dive deep into Hebrew and have the opportunity to study a second language such as Ugaritic, Syriac, or Aramaic. For those who desire to progress into further postgraduate work, this degree will prepare you well to meet the academic challenges of a doctoral program.

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Certificate

Organizational Leadership

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Gain a deeper understanding of leadership practices and enhance your leadership skills in church, ministry or marketplace settings. By specializing in church leadership or executive leadership, you’ll be better equipped to lead teams in your area of focus.

COURSEWORK

Available Tracks

  • Local Church Tracks (Masters Level)
  • Executive Leadership Track (Doctoral Level)
Certificate

Pro-Life Advocacy and Engagement

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Understand the emerging bioethics and legal issues related to pro-life advocacy, discern the different approaches to bioethics throughout history, and be equipped to address challenges within emerging pro-life issues from a distinctly Christian perspective. This certificate will further equip professionals working at pro-life advocacy and non-profit organizations and those working in pregnancy centers.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Introduction to Bioethics: Foundations and Methods
  • Bioethics and Cultural Engagement
  • Life and Death Bioethics
  • The Right to Life and the Law
  • The Public Policy Context
  • Christian Hippocratism
  • Bioethics and Emerging Technology Ethics
Certificate

Scripture

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Gain a deeper understanding of the Bible by studying the Old Testament and the New Testament history, writings, and authors. Develop a Christ-centered approach to reading, interpreting, and applying scripture faithfully through courses on theology and biblical interpretation.

COURSEWORK

Featured Courses

  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Intro to the Old Testament 1
  • Intro to the Old Testament 2
  • Intro to the New Testament 1
  • Intro to the New Testament 2
Master's

Systematic Theology

36 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

Learn to engage theological ideas in the world today through a strong biblical foundation, mastery of our diverse evangelical heritage, and familiarity with the richness of Christian faith and practice across the globe.

COURSEWORK

FEATURED COURSES

  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Theology 1: The God of the Gospel: From the Father
  • The Christian Life and Contemporary Challenges
  • Christian Ethics
  • Theological Method
  • Analytic Theology
  • Augustine and Augustinian Theology
  • Political Theology
  • Models of Sanctification
Certificate

Teaching and Learning

12 CREDITS | 1 YEAR

ABOUT

Expand your understanding of teaching methods, spiritual formation, curriculum building, education administration, and ministry teaching practices for each age group. With this certificate you’ll gain a strong foundation of educational ministry practices and have the option to specialize in a higher education administration track.

COURSEWORK

Available Tracks

  • Master’s Level
  • Doctoral Level
Master's

Theological Studies

42 CREDITS | 1.5 YEARS

ABOUT

Pursue an in-depth understanding of theology and its relevance to today’s world with a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). Apply your knowledge to your vocation, ministry, volunteer work, family life, and more through our distinguished and flexible program. The Master of Arts (MA) in Theological Studies degree is TEDS’ most flexible program both in focus and delivery method. Choose your area of study based on your interests and experience. In addition, you can earn your degree through multiple delivery modalities, including completely online. See how a theology degree can transform your life by enrolling at TEDS.

COURSEWORK

FEATURED COURSES

  • Introduction to the New Testament 1
  • Introduction to the Old Testament 1
  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Theology 1: The God of the Gospel: From the Father
  • Church History 1: The Patristic and Middle Ages
  • Theology of Mission & Evangelism

TRACKS

  • Cross-Cultural Ministry Track
  • Executive Leadership Track
  • Preaching Ministry Track
  • Ministry Care Track
Doctor of Philosophy

Theological Studies

60 CREDITS | 5 YEARS

ABOUT

The PhD (Theological Studies) at TEDS offers an exciting, academically robust program that prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities. Alumni from the PhD (Theological Studies) have gone on to a diverse set of vocations that include academic teaching and writing and various forms of church, parachurch, and denominational leadership.

COURSEWORK

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