Academics

Olivet University's Olivet Theological College & Seminary is a unique place of theological education, where the students can study a refreshing mix of traditional Bible and theology courses, 21st-century methodology, together with practical field education.

Our goal is to train and equip the students into Biblical scholars and global leaders, prepared to preach the Gospel effectively into and after the 'network generation'. This requires a thorough understanding of the Bible and theological studies as well as fresh ideas from the most contemporary research and applications. While maintaining academic rigorous in traditional courses, our students are exposed to pioneering new and innovative integration of mission with various other fields.

In addition to classroom studies, we believe that lifelong learning takes place in and outside the classroom, which is why the University makes a strong effort to provide students with opportunities to gain professional experience working in their fields while enrolled at Olivet. This usually comes in the format of our internship and practicum courses, where students are required to engage in the field. Though it is part of their requirements, the students greatly appreciate for the experience they gain.

At OTCS, you will be engaging with top missionaries and scholars, who would work closely as your mentor, advisor, and a friend. Our faculty are constantly seeking ways to extend their hands to help students beyond the basic commitment in the classroom. The commitment that OTCS professors have towards students is a key to the success of our programs.

You will also collaborate with your classmates, who could potentially, and most-likely, become your long-lasting partners in mission. We have a student body with talented people from all around the globe with the same passion for mission, and we know well the relationship and network formed during college life can last forever.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY

The Bachelor of Arts in Theology undergraduate degree program offers four years of college-level training in critical and applied Biblical and theological studies. Students enrolled in this program will study Scripture in depth, including doctrinal and historical perspectives...

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MASTER OF DIVINITY

The OTCS Master of Divinity program is designed to prepare future ministers for work as pastors, missionaries, and ministers in the world of 21st century Christian mission. This program provides students with core Biblical and theological instruction, leadership training, as well as the skills necessary to perform ministerial duties in the local church.

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MASTER OF THEOLOGY

The Master of Theology (Th.M.) is an extension program of Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program, designed to equip the students with scholarly competency and professional teaching skills in the area of biblical and theological studies. 52-unit requires one calendar year of full-time study, or may be completed over a longer period, up to a maximum of four years without special permission from the director.

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