Doctor of Divinity
It is the intent of IPU and Seminary that all students:
Exhibit attitudes and values consistent with the mission of IPU and Seminary;
Exhibit a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ;
Appreciate the role of music in personal and corporate worship; and
Develop a consistent habit of praying for themselves, their associates, and the world.
It is the intent of IPU and Seminary that all students develop and exercise personal sensitivities
and interpersonal skills that facilitate harmonious relationships in culturally diverse environments.
Exercise graduate-level competencies in reading, writing, speaking, and researching in Korean & English
Exercise critical and creative thinking skills that are necessary to analyze ideas and solve problems at graduate level;
Exercise ability to exegete the whole Word of God using original biblical languages based upon sound
knowledge and theology; and Integrate their learning into a Christian worldview based upon sound
It is the intent of IPU International Seminary that all students develop and exercise personal sensitivities and interpersonal skills that facilitate harmonious relationships in culturally diverse environments.
It is the intent of IPU International Seminary that all students be able to articulate Biblical distinctive and exercise fundamental ministerial abilities. IPU will prepare students for future ministry opportunities such as a faculty or any professional clergy.
Design of the Curriculum
The M.Div. curriculum is designed to offer training for the pastoral ministry. Concentrated study in three basic areas,
Bible,Theology, and the Practical Theology, characterizes this three-year program.
Bible courses include the basic structure, content, and theology of each book of the Bible along with such details
concerning major characters, dates, and places as are necessary. Principles of hermeneutics and exegesis,
using the original languages as well as the English Bible, are also included. Students learn to apply the scriptures
to contemporary circumstances.
The third year is a competency-based model. Students are expected to attain required levels of competency in
order to accomplish the goal of each course. Communication and leadership are emphasized during this third year.
A variety of experiences and instructors enable students to develop methods and styles of ministry suited to their