3200 Wilshire Blvd, #1205.
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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3200 Wilshire Blvd, #1205

Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Academic Programs

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned
and have become convinced of”

Emmanuel University currently offers the following programs:

    • Bachelor of Religious Studies
    • Master of Divinity*
    • Master of Christian Counseling*
    • Master of Theology
    • Master of Missiology
    • Doctor of Ministry
    • Doctor of Theology
    • Doctor of Christian Counseling*

*Also Available for International Students (F-1 Status) 


Bachelor of Religious Studies
            (126 Semester Credits)

The Bachelor of Religious Studies is designed as a seminary-track curriculum with an emphasis on the study of the Bible. It is the foundational degree for those seeking to enter a seminary. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be well prepared to enter a theological seminary to pursue an educational program leading to the award of a Master degree in preparation for a career as an ordained minister.

Graduates of Bachelor of Religious Studies are able to serve the Christian Community as Christian educators, missionary workers, youth ministers, Christian counselors, or Sunday school coordinators. 

Degree Requirements 

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 126 semester credits of the following coursework with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale:
      • Successfully complete 45 semester credits of General Education;
      • Successfully complete 30 semester credits of Common Core Courses;
      • Successfully complete 36 semester credits of Concentration Courses; and
      • Successfully complete 15 semester credits of electives. Students may choose the elective courses from the following areas of concentration:
            • Biblical Studies
            • Biblical Theology
            • Christian Counseling
            • Christian Education
            • Ministry
      • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit. 

Time Limit

The Bachelor of Religious Studies program must be completed within 4 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating.

 

Master of Divinity              (72 Semester Credits)

The Master of Divinity degree is a professional degree which will equip graduates with the comprehensive graduate education necessary for becoming an ordained minister. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to attain the following:

  1. A competent professional skill in preaching, teaching, church administration, worship, and counseling as an ordained minister.
  2. A healthy balance among the biblical, historical, theological, and practical areas of study essential for developing organizational, managerial, and counseling skills as an ordained minister.
  3. A thorough knowledge and understanding of the Bible.
  4. Exposure to contemporary theological issues with the goal of equipping students to think independently and constructively in areas vital to Christian ministry. Graduates of Master of Divinity will be prepared for pastorship, priesthood, or professional ministry.

Degree Requirements

  • Successfully complete 72 semester credits of the following coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale:
        • Successfully complete 12 semester credits of Biblical Studies (OLTS and NWTS) courses;
        • Successfully complete 12 semester credits of Biblical Theology courses;
        • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Church History courses;
        • Successfully complete 18 semester credits of Ministry courses;
        • Successfully complete 12 semester credits of Language courses;
        • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Electives;
        • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of the Thesis project; and
        • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

Time Limit

The Master of Divinity program must be completed within 3 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances. 

 

Master of Christian Counseling           (48 Semester Credits)

The Master of Christian Counseling degree is designed to prepare the student for a specialized ministry in the counseling of individuals, couples, families and special focus groups within the context of the local church, Para-church ministries, church-related agencies, or other religious settings. The program enables the student to employ integrative therapies: integrating proven, effective counseling methods, models and modalities, with sound biblical and theological principles. The vision of the church is to be a healing community. Hope for hurting individuals and families is an essential element of the Christian message. The Master of Christian Counseling program equips the student to help people realize personhood wholeness in every area of human life – spirit, mind, and body – and to facilitate marriage and family harmony and enrichment.

Graduates of the Master of Christian Counseling are prepared for vocations such as Christian counselors, case workers, youth pastors, and etc.

Degree Requirements

• Successfully complete 48 semester credits of the following coursework with a minimum                           cumulative grade     point  average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale:

        • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Biblical Studies courses;
        • Successfully complete 21 semester credits of Christian Counseling courses;
        • Successfully complete 12 semester credits of Christian Psychology courses;
        • Successfully complete 3 semester credits of real client experience internship;
        • Successfully complete 6 semesters of the Thesis project; and
        • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit. 

Time Limit

The Master of Christian Counseling program must be completed within 2 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances. 

 

Master of Theology          (48 Semester Credits)

The Master of Theology degree is an advanced academic degree intended to prepare students to increase their knowledge of a major field of theological learning, particularly through training and practice in the use of the methods and tools of theological research, and thus to further his preparation for a teaching or pastoral ministry or for more advanced graduate study such as the Doctor of Theology program. The areas of majors are offered as follows: Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Church History, Apologetics, Christian Education and Christian Counseling.

Graduates of Master of Theology are able to serve the Christian community as competent Bible expositors who are qualified to serve God effectively as pastors, missionaries, or leaders in other areas of vocational Christian ministry.

Prerequisites

  • Possess a Bachelor of Religious Studies degree or its equivalent from an approved seminary with accumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Degree Requirements

•  Successfully complete a minimum of 48 semester credits of coursework with a minimum    cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;

      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Biblical Studies (OLTS and NWTS) courses;
      • Successfully complete 18 semester credits of Biblical Theology courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Church History courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Language courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Electives;
      • Successfully complete 6 semesters of the Thesis project; and
      • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit. 

Time Limit

The Master of Theology program must be completed within 2 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.

 

Master of Missiology            (48 Semester Credits) 

The Master of Missiology is designed to promote in students’ growth toward personal maturity and professional ministry competence. The program seeks to guide students to develop the ability to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in cross-cultural settings. It is also intended for those who wish to prepare for an initial assignment in missionary service.

Graduates of Master of Missiology are able to serve the Christian community as missionaries in underdeveloped countries worldwide and also domestically assist the homeless, the disabled, and the needy.

Degree Requirements

• Successfully complete a minimum of 48 semester credits of Concentration Courses in Missionary Studies with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale:

      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Biblical Studies (OLTS and NWTS) courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Biblical Theology courses;
      • Successfully complete 3 semester credits of Church History courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Ministry courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Language courses;
      • Successfully complete 12 semester credits of Missionary courses;
      • Successfully complete 3 semester credits of Electives;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of the Thesis project; and
      • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

Time Limit

The Master of Missiology program must be completed within 2 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.

 

Doctor of Ministry           (36 Semester Credit) 

The Doctor of Ministry is an advanced professional degree that focuses upon primary professional training and upon subsequent on the-job learning. It is intended to help the candidate shape his or her own ministry specialty. The ministry specialty is an area of professional concern in which increased competence is desired –- defined and articulated by the candidate, emerging from his or her day-to-day practice of ministry, eventually deepened by systematic study and reflection, and finally, analyzed in a carefully executed research project. In the development of the ministry specialty and its subsequent study, the minister’s community and context of ministry are taken seriously.

Because the Doctor of Ministry is an advanced professional degree in ministry, it is for clergy and Christian workers who wish to continue their professional education.

The Doctor of Ministry degree focuses on two types of knowledge. One is the articulation of a ministry specialty which integrates one or more disciplines of theological study with the Doctor of Ministry student’s ministerial activity. For example, a ministry specialty may relate biblical studies and liturgics to preaching or systematic theology to pastoral counseling, church history and the arts to educational ministry, or Christian ethics to advocacy for social justice.

The second type of knowledge is the development of skills of continuing professional education, i.e., learning how to learn more from the practice of ministry and reflection upon that practice. The four skills of continuing professional education are:

  1. Identifying issues of ministry for study;
  2. Selecting learning resources appropriate to the issues;
  3. Translating what has been learned through study into professional practice; and
  4. Forming the investigation process into a document that will be useful in ministry.

The first two skills are given special attention during the admission and coursework phases of the program; the last two skills surface in order as the program proceeds, each of them is latent at every point. It is the management of these skills which reveal the minister’s ability to learn from the job in ways that will enhance professional practice. Finally, the context within which ministry and learning take place is an important part of the Doctor of Ministry program, including the local community within which the student works, as well as, the wider society and global community of mankind.

This program highlights the multi-cultural character of this larger context and seeks to help the student consider and understand the implications of a context for the practice of ministry. 

Prerequisites

  • Possess a Master of Divinity degree from an approved seminary with accumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • LANG 101, 102, 103, and 104 

Degree Requirements

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 36 semester credits of coursework determined by the student and the student’s Doctoral Committee from the Doctor of Ministry course list and any other coursework prescribed by the student’s Doctoral Committee with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
      • Successfully complete the Integrative Review;
      • Successfully complete 3 semester credits of Christian Counseling courses;
      • Successfully complete 3 semester credits of Christian Psychology courses;
      • Successfully complete 3 semester credits of Christian Education courses;
      • Successfully complete 15 semester credits of Ministry courses;
      • Successfully complete 3 semester credits of Missionary
      • Successfully complete 3 semester credits of Elective courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of the Dissertation/Research project; and
      • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

Time Limit

The Doctor of Ministry program must be completed within 2 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances

 

Doctor of Theology            (60 Semester Credits) 

The Doctor of Theology degree is an advanced academic degree intended to prepare students for professional careers in teaching, writing, and scholarship in academics (colleges, universities or seminaries), in publishing, religious organizations, social service organizations, or foundations.

The Doctor of Theology program emphasizes theological studies in the context of “”secular”” university research disciplines and is characterized by a series of careful balances. Students are given considerable latitude to design their programs to meet specific needs and interests. This freedom is exercised under the guidance of the student’s Doctor of Theology doctoral committee, who establish examination and dissertation protocols which form the structure of the student’s program.

The Doctor of Theology program’s freedom and flexibility encourages students to work on fresh issues and with emerging methodologies.

The School of Theology’s standard of scholarship represents a balance of committed study of the theological disciplines and perspectives. The Doctor of Theology program students study Christian traditions either from within (as a member) or with a deep respect for the beliefs and practices of the tradition. The Doctor of Theology program brings to bear critical perspectives (both internal and external) so that the scholastic conclusions will be thoughtful and articulate; the scholar will have considered and addressed issues in such a way as to strengthen the distinctive position and conclusions that he/she wishes to present to the world. 

Prerequisites

•LANG 101, 102, 103, and 104

 Degree Requirements

•Successfully complete a minimum of 60 semester credits of coursework determined by the student and the student’s Doctoral Committee from the Doctor of Theology course
list and any other coursework prescribed by the student’s Doctoral Committee with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

      • Successfully complete the Integrative Review;
      • Successfully complete 12 semester credits of Biblical Studies (OLTS and NWTS) courses;
      • Successfully complete 30 semester credits of Biblical Theology courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Church History courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Elective courses;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of the Dissertation/Research Project; and
      • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit. 

Time Limit

The Doctor of Theology program must be completed within 3 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances. 

 

Doctor of Christian Counseling       (75 Semester Credits) 

The Doctor of Christian Counseling is designed to further train and deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding in the areas of Christian Counseling; utilizing life issues in the light of God’s Word. All the problems of living have an answer if we seek Truth and desire to change. The core courses and dissertation will demonstrate academic and practical understanding. After acquiring the Doctor of Christian Counseling degree, graduates will be able to: Demonstrate the ability to provide counseling services to the church and community, be prepared to contribute to the development of knowledge as it relates to integrating faith and reasoning, and be equipped to apply insights of Christian theology along with the knowledge and techniques of the behavioral sciences.

Graduates of the Doctor of Christian Counseling are prepared for vocations in youth ministry, marital counseling, and etc. 

Degree Requirements

•Successfully complete a minimum of 75 semester credits of coursework determined by the student      and the student’s Doctoral Committee from the Doctor of Christian Counseling course list and any            other coursework prescribed by the student’s Doctoral Committee with a minimum cumulative grade        point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

      • Successfully complete the Integrative Review;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of Biblical Studies courses;
      • Successfully complete 36 semester credits of Christian Counseling courses;
      • Successfully complete 15 semester credits of Christian Psychology courses;
      • Successfully complete12 semester credits of real client experience internship;
      • Successfully complete 6 semester credits of the Dissertation/Research project; and
      • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit. 

Time Limit

The Doctor of Christian Counseling program must be completed within 3 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.