MDiv/MA Preparatory Year

SOTE offers a bridging programme for full-time students who intend to enter our Master of Divinity or Master of Arts programmes.

The purpose of this programme is to provide those who have polytechnic or equivalent diplomas (minimum 3 years) but not university degrees an opportunity to make up for the credit deficiencies in a way which prepares them for the graduate-level studies in our Master’s degree programmes. This bridging, preparatory course of studies is offered as a 31-credit, full-time programme.

The programme is also intended for foreign students who, in spite of possessing a bachelor’s degree, lack evidence of adequate foundation in academic preparation and/or the English language.

Students in the MPrep programme will need to attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 before they are admitted into any Master’s-level programme. If these minimum standards are not attained, they will not be allowed to continue in their studies at SOTE.

Learning onsite within the SBC community is most effective and fruitful. However, it is now possible to choose to complete the 1-year full-time MPrep curriculum entirely online, wherever you are. Those who opt to do this may also apply to the Immersion Experience?where they can stay and study at SBC for 1–2 weeks at the start of every semester and get to know their classmates and faculty in person.

Prerequisites for Programme Admission

Academic Requirements

  • ?Polytechnic or equivalent diplomas (minimum three years)

English Language Requirements

  • ‘O’Level: B4?
  • TOEFL: 550 (PBT) / 213 (CBT) / 80 (IBT)
  • IELTS: 6.0?

General Requirements

  • At least 24 years old
  • Christian for at least 2 years
  • Evidence of involvement in ministry
  • Evidence of call to ministry and service
  • Endorsement by church leadership

Advancement Requirements

  • Attain a minimal cumulative GPA of 2.8 (B-/B grade) before they are admitted into any Master level programme


第一学期 数学分
Research and Writing 2
Old Testament Survey 3
研经法 3
Doctrine I 3
Spiritual Formation 3
Field Education 1
第二学期 数学分
Narrative Christology: The Gospels Account of Jesus, His Words and His Works 3
Doctrine II 3
Introduction to
Introduction to World Missions
and Contextualization
New Testament Survey 3
Field Education 1

注解: Course offerings are subject to change.


在新神,我们会采取混成式学习(blended learning)的模式,即兼用实体和在线的各种平台,来设计各式各样的同步与非同步学习活动,以此建立我们的群体。因此,学生将会从各类面对面与在线学习活动中,在新神体验到更丰富的学习。