OLIVET UNIVERSITY

Dover

Welcome

Welcome to Olivet University New York in Dover!

For many people, the most compelling aspect of Olivet University New York in Dover is the sense of mission and community that permeates every aspect of the school. It’s a vibrant seedbed of spiritual and intellectual, learning, teaching and discovery — all in service of mission and ministry.

We provide Bible and theology courses from Olivet Theological College & Seminary, the oldest and most venerable institution of Biblical higher education within Olivet University.

As Olivet University’s oldest institution of higher learning, Olivet Theological College & Seminary has a special responsibility to uphold and celebrate the Biblical and theological intellectual traditions that have defined educated men and women for centuries.

Since its founding 2000, Olivet Theological College & Seminary has grown to include a 5 degree-awarding campus footprint, along with our allied institutions.

Our faculties are unified by common goals of Bible and theology education and research, but each develops leaders for ministry and positively impacts the world for mission in its own way.

Here, our mission is to promote enduring foundational, in-depth knowledge of the Bible and sound theological doctrine in the Reformed Christian tradition in the context of Dover, New York’s ministry-rich environment for applied learning, in partnership with our denomination and evangelicals everywhere from the Evangelical Center.

By teaching our students to appreciate the image of God in themselves, others, and the world, our courses help them to discover what makes life truly beautiful.

Tracy Davis

Dean, Olivet University New York in Dover

Living History

The New York Dover location and programs fill a critical need in New York State for students who specifically seek and receive an education infused with Christian principles. The selected courses being offered in New York Dover provide students with unique o

Overview

The New York Dover location and programs fill a critical need in New York State for students who specifically seek and receive an education infused with Christian principles. The selected courses being offered in New York Dover provide students with unique opportunities to interact with ministries in their fields of study. The M.Div. program benefits from its vicinity to the school’s denomination located in Dover, NY. These opportunities equip students with critical thinking and professional competencies in their fields of study, which serves Olivet’s mission to train ministry-bound men and women.

Contact Us

181 Hutchinson Ave.,
Wingdale, NY 12594
(845) 832 1208
dover@olivetuniversity.edu

Academics

Programs

Master of Divinity

Courses

Theological Prolegomena is a course that focuses on the conditions that are necessary for the systematic study of the defining doctrines of biblical Christianity. Systematic theology is not done in a vacuum, and this means that it is important to critically evaluate theories about the nature of reality and knowledge. The question of theological method must also be clarified so that systematic theology can be done properly

This course explores topics including the doctrine of God, comprising the being and works of God; creation of the universe and life on earth and theological anthropology and the nature and effects of sin. Prerequisite: THEO500

Theological Prolegomena is a course that focuses on the conditions that are necessary for the systematic study of the defining doctrines of biblical Christianity. Systematic theology is not done in a vacuum, and this means that it is important to critically evaluate theories about the nature of reality and knowledge. The question of theological method must also be clarified so that systematic theology can be done properly

This capstone course focuses on integrating key aspects of seminary education with Christian ministry to prepare graduating students for vocational ministry. The Master of Divinity candidate consolidates and synthesizes important learning gleaned from coursework, experience and assignments, thereby demonstrating proficiency in applying this knowledge toward practical mission work. Reflection, self-assessment, sharing of ideas and critical analysis are all vital components designed to fulfill academic, spiritual and professional formation.

A study of the biblical principles to Christian counseling. Application and implementation of a biblical model of counseling will be emphasized.

Theological Prolegomena is a course that focuses on the conditions that are necessary for the systematic study of the defining doctrines of biblical Christianity. Systematic theology is not done in a vacuum, and this means that it is important to critically evaluate theories about the nature of reality and knowledge. The question of theological method must also be clarified so that systematic theology can be done properly

Graduate students participate in supervised ministry in a church or specialized ministry approved by the school. Interns must have a total 120 hours of site contact hours to receive 4 quarter units. Emphasis is placed on the development of practical ministry skills with the integration of Biblical and theological studies. The purpose of the Ministry Practice program is to equip students for effective ministry in their specialized areas of study. The program matches students’ talents and interests with productive ministry work, supplementing classroom instruction with fieldwork guided by faculty and site supervisor. By providing students with field based learning opportunities in professional ministry service environments, the program also enriches the overall educational experience, with the intention of facilitating spiritual and professional growth in preparation for ministry service. 

Internship Opportunities​

Olivet University New York collaborates with partner ministries affiliated with the World Olivet Assembly to offer internship opportunities to students studying at the Dover and New York City locations. We try our best to match the student’s talents and interests with productive ministry work, supplementing classroom instruction with fieldwork. By providing students with field-based learning opportunities in professional ministry service environments, we hope to enrich their overall educational experience, with the intention of facilitating spiritual and professional growth in preparation for ministry service.

Library

Ralph D. Winter Library Dover, New York extension site serves the students and faculty of theological studies with quality theological resources in print and digital formats. It offers circulation and reference services, as well as a place to study and to participate in group discussions. Internet access is available on computers equipped with wireless adapters through a secure wireless network.

The library was named after renowned missiologist and the University's Honorary Chairman, Dr. Ralph D. Winter, in July 2007. The mission of the Library is to provide students, faculty, and staff with the bibliographic resources, research tools, and study environment necessary for the academic training of men and women for Christian ministry to fulfill the commission entrusted to Olivet University by the Lord Jesus Christ. We develop collections, catalogs, staff, services, policies, and facilities to support this task.