Academic Programs

Tyndale offers two Master’s degree programs – the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and the Master of Evangelical Theology (MET). EU citizens (or those who hold a valid Dutch resident permit) can also apply for a Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS), or the Certificate of Christian Studies (TBE). Tyndale offers a preparatory course for MDiv candidates who need to strengthen their English language skills, as well.

The Master of Divinity Program (MDiv)

The MDiv is a three-year degree program. It is a broad, practical degree, providing a solid background of all the theological disciplines, along with a variety of ministry and intercultural courses. It is an excellent preparation for ministry of all types.

The ideal student for the MDiv program will have a bachelor’s degree (in any area), and desires to serve in various church, missionary and parachurch ministries. While it is designed especially for those who do not have a previous theological education, it can also be appropriate for those with a prior theological degree who want to deepen their theological knowledge, and sharpen their ministry skills.

Program Description

  • It is considered to be a vocational Master’s degree in the European system.
  • This program does not require a thesis.
  • The MDiv is generally a three-year program, comprising 180 credits (ECTS).
  • Curriculum:
    • Biblical Studies – 58 credits
    • Systematic Theology and Church History – 44 credits
    • Intercultural & Ministry – 38 credits
    • Ministry Emphasis Electives – 9 credits
    • Electives – 17 credits
    • English, Research & Writing – 2 credits
    • Mentoring & Internship – 12 credits
  • Accredited by the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE).

The MDiv Course Curriculum
Why Study the Original Languages of the Bible?
Preparatory Academic English Program (PAE)
Admission Information
Downloadable Catalog

The Master of Evangelical Theology (MET)

The MET is a two-year degree program. It combines course work in all of the theological disciplines with academic research resulting in a thesis. This program calls for both theological reflection and practical application.

The ideal student for the MET is one who has a bachelor’s degree in biblical or theological studies. It builds upon previous theological studies and is especially suited for those who plan to continue their graduate studies, and/or plan to be involved in leadership of various ministries.

Program Description

  • It is considered to be a vocational Master’s degree in the European system.
  • This program does require a thesis that is academic in nature, but also includes a practical emphasis that applies to Christian ministry.
  • The MET is generally a two-year program, comprising 120 credits (ECTS).
  • Curriculum:
    • Biblical Studies – 33 Credits
    • Systematic Theology and Church History – 17 Credits
    • Intercultural & Ministry – 19 Credits
    • Thesis – 31 Credits
    • Electives – 13 Credits
    • Mentoring & Internship – 7 Credits
  • Accredited by the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE) and the Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO) – the Dutch governmental accrediting organization.

The MET Course Curriculum
Why Study the Original Languages of the Bible?
Admission Information
Downloadable Catalog

The Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS)

The program for the CTS is equivalent to one year of full-time studies, but it can be done part-time, as well. This certificate program offers a good balance of introductory courses in Bible and Theology, along with ministry and intercultural courses.

The ideal student for the CTS is one who has a bachelor’s degree, and who desires an introductory theological education for personal or ministry reasons. This certificate program is limited to students who are in the EU, or have a valid residence permit for the Netherlands. No scholarships are offered for this program.

Program Description

  • This certificate program does not require courses in the biblical languages, nor does it require a thesis.
  • It is equivalent to one full-time year of study, comprising 60 credits (ECTS), but can be completed on a part-time schedule. The Curriculum is similar to that of the first-year MDiv student, although the biblical languages are not required.
  • Sample Curriculum:
    • Biblical Studies – 12 Credits
    • Systematic Theology and Church History – 28 Credits
    • Intercultural & Ministry – 3 Credits
    • Electives – 15 Credits
    • Mentoring – 2 Credits

CTS Sample Curriculum
Admission Information
Downloadable Catalog

The Certificate of Christian Studies (TBE)

This program is designed to provide introductory biblical and theological training for the Christian community. The program seeks to assist people in the working world who wish to gain a stronger understanding of the Bible and ministry, but in an evening setting that is more conducive to their family or work life.

Courses are open to any member of the Christian community who resides legally in the Netherlands or any other EU country. Any non-MDiv student who successfully completes the work equivalent to 18 credits (ECTS) will be given a Tyndale By Extension Certificate of Christian Studies by Tyndale Theological Seminary.


TBE Registration Forms

The Preparatory Academic English Program (PAE)

Tyndale periodically (based on the needs of the applicants) conducts a Preparatory Academic English program on its campus in Badhoevedorp. Only those students who are admitted into the MDiv program, but who have fallen a bit short on the required TOEFL or IELTS examination, can participate in this program. Based on the guidelines set by the Dutch government, such students may be invited to Tyndale to receive specific training in the English language prior to taking courses in theology. The minimum English language proficiency requirement for admission to the PAE program is 70-79 (TOEFL) and 6.0 (IELTS Academic test). The program is normally conducted during the spring term, with the goal to increase the student’s ability in English for reading, writing, and speaking, so that they can successfully participate in the MDIV program.