Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div)2018-07-17T15:54:22+00:00

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Degree

Upon completion of the Master of Divinity program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Develop a mastery of the Scriptures and Christian doctrine and apply this knowledge to ministries in the U.S. and abroad;
  2. Apply professional ministry skills, counseling techniques, and effective leadership to one’s specific concentration of study;
  3. Defend the church’s worldwide mission of gospel proclamation, discipleship, and social change; and
  4. Formulate ministerial strategies and apply them to a practical research project/thesis.

The Master of Divinity is the basic professional degree for the ministry. It is an advanced program integrating the fields of biblical literature, theological/historical studies, and the practices of ministry. It prepares persons for effective ministry as pastors, church associates, evangelists, chaplains, and a broad variety of ministries. It consists of ninety credit hours of specific and independent studies.

Pre-requisite: One year of beginning Greek. If a student has not taken beginning Greek, this class will be added to the degree program.

This is the breakdown of core curriculum for the Master of Divinity:

Breakdown of Core Curriculum

CLASSCLASS DESCRIPTIONCREDITS
THE5511New Testament Theology3 Credits
THE5512A Biblical Theology of the Old Testament3 Credits
THE5561Systematic Theology I3 Credits
THE5562Systematic Theology II3 Credits
THE5571Christian Apologetics3 Credits
THE6612Christian Ethics3 Credits
THE6651Biblical Hermeneutics3 Credits
HIS5501Church History I3 Credits
HIS5502Church History II3 Credits
GRE5220Biblical Greek Exegesis I*3 Credits
GRE5221Biblical Greek Exegesis II* or3 Credits
HBR5220 Beginning Hebrew I*3 Credits
HBR5221Beginning Hebrew II*3 Credits
MIN6612Pastoral Counseling3 Credits
MIN5505 Pastoral Leadership3 Credits
MIN5501Homiletics: Moves & Structures3 Credits
NTS5523Pastoral Epistles3 Credits
OTS5511Pentateuch3 Credits
NTS5501New Testament Survey3 Credits
OTS5501Old Testament Survey3 Credits
NTS5507Wealth and Poverty in the Bible3 Credits
MIN6601Evangelism and Church Growth3 Credits
MIN5503Missiology3 Credits
CED5612Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum3 Credits
MIN6670Graduate Research: Theory and Methods3 Credits
MINSpecialization Electives**15 Credits
MIN6680Thesis/Practical Project6 Credits
Total: 90 Credits

* Language Requirement:  Students can complete their language requirement in one of the following ways:

1.  GRE 5220 and GRE 5221

2.  GRE 5220 and HBR 5220

3.  HBR 5220 and HBR 5221

**Specialization Tracks:  Students can complete degree specialization requirements with courses in one of the following tracks:

1. Ministry: 15 Credits (MIN 5507, MIN 5511, MIN 6602, MIN 6623, MIN 6604)

2. Chaplaincy: 15 Credits (MIN 6613, CCO 5560, CCO 6610, PPE 5003, MIN 6640)

3. New Testament Exegesis and Theology: 15 Credits (NTS 5565, NTS 5566, NTS 5567, NTS 5568, GRE 5222)

 

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