Academic programs » Advanced Level » M.Div


M. Div.


This three-year program is open to applicants who have a Bachelor degree from a recognized institution and who have successfully completed the TOEFL course.


- Purpose

The purpose of this program is to equip servant-leaders who can effectively minister throughout the Arab world in vocational Christian ministry, whether in the church or parachurch organization.  Graduates are equipped to serve long-term as pastors, elders, Bible teachers, missionaries, and leaders for Christian organizations in the Middle East. All M. Div students are required to have adequately met TOEFL exam requirements in order to qualify for entry into this program.


- Goals


1. Educational Goals

·         Develop important critical thinking, study, and research skills.

·   Verbalize an understanding of the historical development and content of both Old and New Testaments, as well as an in-depth understanding of select books in both Testaments.

·      Articulate fundamental doctrines of the faith with clarity and depth, as well as be able to relate them to everyday decisions and problems faced in contemporary life in Middle Eastern culture.

·            Understand the role and responsibilities of a pastor serving within the context of the Arab world.

·        Possess a personal philosophy of leadership and ministry in the church or Christian parachurch organization.


2. Spiritual Goals

·            Discover how God has designed, gifted, and called him to serve.

·            Have a servant's heart for any position of ministry or leadership that they may find themselves.

·            Model a life of integrity in the home, church, and community that is consistent with Biblical ethics.

·            Develop a burden and lifestyle for sharing one's faith and for discipling others.

·            Maturity in spiritual disciplines of the Christian life.


3. Ministry Goals

·            Demonstrate exegetical skills in studying the original Greek and/or Hebrew texts of the Bible (including the use of Bible study software).

·       Possess skills for researching challenging issues being faced by the church in the Arab world and implementing visible solutions.

·           Be able to plan for continued personal and ministry growth.

·      Effective in developing and presenting expository messages that accurately reflect the author's intended meaning, yet focuses on life application for today's listener.

·           Gains actual pastoral ministry experience through a semester-long internship program specifically chosen to fit the student's spiritual gifts, personality, and calling for ministry.

·            Ability to use technology in ministry.


Following is a list of courses required for the M. Div.  Part-time, visiting and auditing students need to organize their course schedule with the Registrar.  Please contact the Registrar (registrar@jets.edu) for more information.



Please note: All M.Div. students who do not hold a B.Th. from JETS must organize a sitting of the recorded course RS 501 (Research Methods) with the Librarian within the first semester of study at JETS. This course is only available in the library by DVD and on an audit only basis.



Course List

FM             Field Ministry (6 hours) –one every semester.

EN 540    Theological English (2 hours).

PM 501    Expository Preaching (3 hours).

PM 550    Pastoral Theology (3 hours).

PM 660    Denominational Distinctives in the Arab World (3 hours).

PT 510     Advanced Studies in Spiritual Growth (3 hours).

PT 670     Advanced Studies in Church Growth (2 hours).

BI 510      Arabs in the Bible (3 hours).

BI 600      Advanced Hermeneutics (3 hours).

OT 503    Genesis through Ruth (3 hours).  

OT 504    1st Samuel through Amos (3 hours). 

OT 505    Obadiah through Malachi (3 hours).

OT 603    Old Testament Backgrounds (2 hours).

NT 501    NT Original Language Grammar  I (3 hours).

NT 502    NT Original Language Grammar  II (3 hours).

NT 503    The Gospels and Acts (3 hours).

NT 504    The Pauline Epistles (3 hours).

NT 505    The General Epistles & Revelation (3 hours).

NT 601    NT Original Language Exegesis  I (3 hours).

NT 602    NT Original Language Exegesis  II (3 hours).

NT 603    New Testament Backgrounds (2 hours).

TH 505    Advanced Ethics (2 hours).

TH 550    Advanced Studies in Eastern Church History (2 hours).

TH 570    Foundations of Christianity (2 hours).

TH 610    Bibliology (3 hours).

TH 620    Theology Proper & Trinitarianism (2 hours).

TH 660    Patrology, Christology & Pneumatology (2 hours).

TH 675    Soteriology (3 hours).

TH 680    Ecclesiology (3 hours).

TH 685    Eschatology (3 hours).

                    Bible Books (4 hours).

                    Electives (8 hours).                 

Total 96 Credit Hours