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Master of Religious Philosophy

Program Description:
The Master of Religious Philosophy Studies program is designed for students who
intend to learn classical Asian philosophy and Orient so that students can communicate
the gospel and biblical wisdom to the East. The program helps students with
understanding of the root of idea and philosophy inherent in the sprit world of Asians for
thousand years. Such study includes history and philosophical understanding of
Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism in Oriental Thought and Oriental Philosophy.
Particularly, the program emphasizes study on Confucianism, which is the representative
idea of China and the Orient and its ideological background, which is I-ching that is
based upon Yin-Yang and Five elements of the University. The program helps students
to study an in-depth study of I-Ching, its philosophical term, aspect, and interpretation. It
also includes study of Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Great Learning, and Mean.
Students also learn the practical aspect I-ching that includes Oriental meditation,
Myeongri and Oriental Geographic, which have been developed based on I-ching in real
life of Asians.

Program Requirements:
Length: Approximately 3 or 4 Semesters
Core Courses: 10 courses (30 units)
Theology Requirement: 2 courses (6 units)
Total Units: 12 courses (36 semester units)

Unit Transfer Policy
A transfer unit cannot exceed 49% or more of total graduation units. This means the
majority of units must be taken at Caroline University. The acceptance of credits is at the
description of the university, depending upon the academic rigor of the prior course
experience.

Program Learning Outcomes:
At the summation of the Master of Religious Philosophy Study, the student will be able
demonstrate the following capacities:
1. To demonstrate their ability to outline Oriental Thought and Oriental Philosophy
2. To analyze Yinyang Theory and Five Elements of the Universe
3. To outline history and philosophical understanding of Confucianism, Taoism and
Buddhism in Oriental Thought
4. To outline and articulate I-Ching, its philosophical term, aspect and interpretation
5. To demonstrate their ability to outline development of Oriental thoughts with a clear
embodiment of Judeo-Christian ethics.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for
admission to the Master of Religious Philosophy program:
1. Applicants for admission must be in possession of, or have candidacy for bachelor
degree or its equivalent, and must submit official transcripts and/or copy of diploma for
their college degree.
2. A completed application form for admission
3. Application Fee
4. Recommendation Form

Graduation Requirements:
Students must complete 10 core courses along with 2 theology courses requirements. 

Categories Code Course Title Units
Core Courses (10 courses / 30 units)

 

MPS601 General Theory of Geomancy (3 units) 30

 

 

 

 

MPS602 Introduction to Yin-Yang and Five Elements Theory (3)
MPS603 Book of Oriental Classics I (3 units)
MPS604 Yin-Yang and Five Elements Practical Application (3)
MPS605 I-Ching Practices (3)
MPS606 The Basics of Yin-Yang and Five Elements (3)
MPS607 Understanding I-Ching (3)
MPS608 Management of Impression I (3)
MPS609 Management of Impression II (3)
MPS600 The Analects of Confucius (3)
MPS610 Oriental Geographic for Architecture (3)
MPS611 Study of ChangJa Thought (3)
Total 30

 

Theology Requirements: 2 courses (6 units)

 

Categories Code Course Title Units
2 courses (6 units) OT401 Theology of OT (3) 6
NT401 Theology of NT (3)
THE401 Comparative Religion (3)
THE402 Psychology of Religion (3)
OT402 Introduction to Prophet (3)
NT402 Life and Teaching of Christ (3)
THE403 Biblical Theology (3)
THE404 Church History (3)
BT401 Survey of Old Testament
BT402 Survey of New Testament
Total 6

Graduation Requirements:
1) The completion of 36 semester hours of credit including at least 30 units of core courses and 6 units of theology requirements.
2) Completion of course work with a Grade Point Average of 2.5 out of 4.0 scales.
3) Passing Exit interview

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