Academics

Graduate

Graduate

Theology

Key information

Course information

Programs Specializations Obtainable Degrees Number of Semesters Duration
Master Pastoral Ministry & Mission M.A. in Theology
M.A. in Religion
M.Th.
4 2 years
Old Testament Studies
New Testament Studies
Systematic Theology & Historical Studies
Theology
Doctoral Pastoral Ministry & Mission Ph.D. in Theology 6 3 years
Old Testament Studies
New Testament Studies
Theology & Historical Studies

General requirements

Degree requirenments M.A. Bachelor’s dgree or above
Ph.D. Master’s degree or above
Language requirenments TOEFL(PBT 530, CBT 197, iBT 71) IELTS 5.5/ CEFR B2/TEPS 600(NEW TEPS 327)

Department of Theology aims to foster faithful church leaders who are spiritually grounded on the fundamentals of Adventist doctrines, enthusiastic for the world mission, and fully committed to deal with rapidly changing pastoral environment in a most efficient way.

Fees & Scholarships

  *Entrance fee Master course Ph.d
Tuition per semester 835,000 KRW 4,290,000 KRW 4,410,000KRW
**International Student Scholarship applied 835,000 KRW 2,145,000 KRW 2,205,000KRW
  • *Entrance fee is paid only for the first semester.
  • *The International Student Scholarship is applied to all international students in the first semester, and from the second semester, the scholarship is applied differently according to the GPA of the previous semester.
    (Check the table below)
GPA standard Scholarship
Above or equal to 4.0 50% of tuition
Above or equal to 3.5 40% of tuition
Above or equal to 3.0 20% of the tuition

Our Experts

Research Centers and Laboratories

Institute of Theological Research, Sahmyook University
  • Research field

    This institute aims to establish a creative and future-oriented Christian worldview and spread it to the whole society. It explores a convergent truth world with an open attitude based on the Christian worldview, and spreads a new, future-oriented Christian culture the society.
    The institute works in following areas:

    • Publication of academic journal
    • Publication of academic books
    • Holding various academic meetings
  • Professor
    Kim, Sang-Lae (E-mail : olijawon@syu.ac.kr)
Mission and Society Research Institute (MSRI) of Sahmyook University
  • Research field

    Based on the Scriptures, this institute establishes the methodology and theological foundation for the church mission, and further promotes the spread of the Gospel to the world through research activities that provide solutions to the problems the church faces in this society.
    The institute works in following areas:

    • Academic research on different problems and solutions in the field of mission and evangelism
    • Studies on ways to realize the gospel of eternal Peace in society
    • Publication of academic journals on mission and social issues
    • Translation and publication of academic documents
    • Holding various academic meetings
  • Professor
    Song, Chang-Ho (E-mail : sch219@syu.ac.kr)

Careers

The school produces church pastors, theologians, leaders of the Adventist churches. In addition, we educate missionaries who spread the Biblical-Christian faith in all corners of the world through 1,000 Missionary Movement, Pioneer Mission Movement (PMM), and others.

The following are other career path options for students of theology: church institutional chaplains and workers, elementary and secondary school Bible teacher, missionary, Christian culture worker, chaplains and workers at various social/national institutions, NGOs, etc.

Module

Master’s Program Required Courses

Courses Completion of Credits
Common Required Courses 6
Major 21
Elective 9
Total 40
Elective 9

Ph.D. Program Required Courses for Pastoral Ministry & Mission

Subjects Completion of Credits
Major 33
Elective 15
Dissertation 12
Total 60

Ph.D. Program Required Courses for Old/New Testament Studies, Theology/Historical Studies

Courses Completion of Credit
(M.Div. Degree holder)
Completion of Credit
(M.Th. Degree holder)
Completion of Credit
(M.A. Degree holder)
40 credit completed 54 credit completed 60 credit completed
Major 39 36 36 36 39
Elective 9 9 9 9 9
Dissertation 12 12 12 12 12
Total 60 57 57 57 60

Master’s Program Required Courses

Title Credits
Methods of Theological Research 3
Research Methods of Applied Theology 3
Practicum in Ministry 3
Masteral Colloquium 3
Boarding Resident P
Reading in Greek New Testament 3
Reading in Hebrew Old Testament 3

Ph.D. Program Required Courses

Title Credits
Methods of Theological Research 3
Theological German 3
The Writings of Ellen G. White 3
Seminar for PhD Dissertation 3

Dissertation

Title Credits
Thesis for Master of Arts 4
Thesis for Master of Theology 4
Dissertation for Ph.D. in Ministry 12
Dissertation for Ph.D. in Mission Studies 12
Dissertation for Ph.D. in Ministry and Mission Studies 12
Dissertation for Ph.D. in Theology 12

Old Testament Studies

Title Credits
Introduction to the Old Testament 3
Study Tour to the Bible Land 3
Old Testament Hermeneutics 3
OT Textual Criticism 3
Biblical Hermeneutics 3
Old Testament Theology 3
Theology of the Pentateuch 3
Theology of the Prophets 3
Theology of Wisdom & Hymnic Literature 3
Messianism of the Old Testament 3
Seminar in Old Testament Theology 1 3
Seminar in Old Testament Theology 2 3
Seminar in Old Testament Theology 3 3
Backgrounds of the Old Testament 3
History of Israel 3
Seminar in Old Testament History 3
History of Ancient Near East 3
Seminar in Old Testament Backgrounds 3
Biblical Archaeology 3
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 3
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew 3
Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3
Septuagint Greek 3
Syriac 3
Reading in Hebrew Old Testament 3
Ugaritic 3
Egyptian 3
Akkadian 3
Biblical Aramaic 3
Seminar in Ancient Near East Languages 3
Exegesis of Prophets 3
Exegesis of Job 3
Exegesis of Psalms 3
Exegesis of Genesis 3
Exegesis of Leviticus-Numbers 3
Exegesis of Jehoshua-Samuel 3
Exegesis of Chronicles & Ezra-Nehemiah 3
Exegesis of Deuteronomy 3
Exegesis of Pentateuch 3
Exegesis of Historical Books 3
Exegesis of Wisdom & Hymnic Literature 3
Exegesis of Isaiah 3
Exegesis of Jeremiah 3
Exegesis of Ezekiel 3
Exegesis of Daniel 3
Minor Prophets of the 8th Century 3
Minor Prophets of the 7th-5th Centuries 3
Seminar in Old Testament Themes 3
Apocalypticism 3
Apocrypha 3
Seminar in Old Testament Exegesis 3

New Testament Studies

Title Credits
Backgrounds of the New Testament 3
Study Tour to the Bible Land 3
Introduction to the New Testament 3
Formation and History of the New Testament 3
Biblical Archaeology 3
Intertestamental Period 3
Judaism and the New Testament 3
Seminar in New Testament Backgrounds 3
NT Textual Criticism 3
Introduction to New Testament Greek 3
Intermediate New Testament Greek 3
Advanced New Testament Greek 3
Reading in New Testament Greek 3
Seminar in Hellenistic Greek 3
Coptic 3
New Testament Theology 3
Theology of the Synoptic Gospels 3
Theology of the Pauline Epistles 3
Theology of the Johannine Writings 3
Theology of Luke & Acts 3
Theology of the Book of Hebrews 3
Theology of the Book of Revelation 3
New Testament Ethics 3
Seminar in New Testament Themes 3
Seminar in New Testament Theology 1 3
Seminar in New Testament Theology 2 3
Seminar in New Testament Theology 3 3
Galatians 3
Synoptic Gospels 3
Romans 3
Pauline Writings 3
The Acts of the Apostles 3
General Epistles 3
Johannine Writings 3
The Book of Hebrews 3
The Book of Revelation 3
New Testament Hermeneutics 3
Seminar in New Testament Exegesis 3

Theological Studies

Title Credits
Doctrine of Revelation and Inspiration 3
Study of Prophecy 3
Principles and Methods of Theology 3
Doctrine of Christ 3
Doctrine of God 3
Doctrine of the Holy Spirit 3
Doctrine of the Sabbath 3
Doctrine of Man 3
Doctrine of the Church 3
Doctrine of the Sanctuary 3
Apocalyptic Interpretation 3
Theology of Apologetics 3
Protestant Theological Heritage 3
Contemporary Theology 3
Ecumenism 3
Doctrine of Righteousness by Faith 3
Biblical Eschatology 3
Liberation/Minjung/Feminist Theology 3
Eschatology 3
Seminar in Bible and Science 3
Theology of Ellen G. White 3
Seminar in Systematic Theology 1 3
Seminar in Systematic Theology 2 3
Seminar in Systematic Theology 3 3
Principles of Christian Ethics 3
Christian Apologetics 3
Contemporary Philosophy 3
Christian Personal Ethics 3
Christian Social Ethics 3
History of Philosophy 3
Seminar in Philosophical Theology 3
Ancient Christian Theology 3
Modern Christian Theology 3
Roman Catholic Theology 3
Seminar in Historical Theology 3

Historical Studies

Title Credits
History of the SDA Church 3
History of the Early Church 3
Church History of the Middle Ages 3
History of Christianity in Asia 3
Reformers and the Reformation 3
Ecumenism 3
Wesley and Methodism 3
History of the Korean Church 3
History of the Modern Church 3
The Development of the Modern Church 3
History of SDA Theology 3
Korean SDA Church Theology 3
History of SDA Missions 3
History and Theology of the Sabbath 3
History of the Sabbath and Sunday 3
Christian Perspective on History 3
Problems in Church History 3
Seminar in Church History 1 3
Seminar in Church History 2 3
Seminar in Church History 3 3
Early Theologians & Their Teachings 3
Medieval Theologians & Their Teachings 3
Reformers & Their Teachings 3
Contemporary Theologians & Their Teachings 3
History of Christian Doctrines 1 3
History of Christian Doctrines 2 3
Church and Society/State/Politics 3
History of Religious Liberty 3
Seminar in Historical Theology 3
Ecclesiastical Latin 3
Readings in Latin Patristic & Medieval Literature 3

Pastoral Ministry

Title Credits
Dynamic Sermon Design and Delivery 3
Homiletics 3
Evangelistic Preaching 3
Theology and Preaching 3
Seminar in Preaching 3
Vocal Training for Pastors 3
Preaching from the New Testament 3
Preaching from the Old Testament 3
Expository Preaching 3
Seminar in Word and Worship 3
Church Leadership and Administration 3
Church Administration English 1 3
Church Administration English 2 3
Youth Leadership 3
Church and Teaching Ministry 3
Christian Interpersonal Relations 3
Seminar in Leadership 3
Conflict Management in the Church 3
Architecture for Worship 3
Group Theory & Practice in the Church 3
Seminar in Laity Training 3
Spiritual Leadership 3
Seminar in Leadership & Church Organization 3
Theology of Spirituality 3
Pastoral Care & Pastoral Psychology 3
Church and Urban Ministry 3
Theology of Ministry and Pastoral Ethics 3
Practicum in Ministry 3
Pastoral Counseling 3
Church and Rural Ministry 3
Seminar in Youth Ministry 3
Seminar in Ministry 3
Church Finance Stewardship 3
Seminar in Marriage & Family Problems 3
Seminar in Pastoral Counseling 3
Seminar in Specialized Ministry 3
Seminar in Church Planting 3
Theology and Practice of Ministry 3
Seminar in Current Issues in Youth Ministry 3
Pastoral Nurture & Religious Education 3
Church and Society 3
Seminar in Pastoral Care & Counseling 3
Seminar in Worship 3
Worship and Church Music 3
Worship and Ceremony 3
History & Theology of Adventist Worship 3
Theology of Health 3
Personal Evangelism 3
Health Evangelism 3
Management of Health in Home 3
Practicum in Public Evangelism 3
Witness to the People of Other Religions 3
Small Group Evangelism 3
Apologetics in Evangelism 3
Seminar in Evangelism 3
Seminar in Multi-Media Evangelism 3
Seminar in Prophetic Evangelism 1 3
Seminar in Prophetic Evangelism 2 3

Mission Studies

Title Credits
Theology of Missions 3
Mission to the World 3
Asian Religions and Missions 3
Mission to the Northern Areas 3
Seminar in Church Growth 3
Studies in Asia Mission 3
Mission Anthropology 3
Theology of Contextualization 3
Mission Strategies for the 3rd World Countries 3
Seminar in Theology of Mission 3
Seminar in Evangelism 3
History of Seventh-day Adventist Mission 3
History of World Missions 3
Overseas Mission Practicum 3
Seminar in World Missions 3
Nurture and Church Growth 3
Seminar in the Strategy of Foreign Mission 3
Seminar in Current Issues in Mission 3
 
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