Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div) 2018-05-08T16:06:33+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

THE 5511 New Testament Theology 3 Credits
THE 5512 A Biblical Theology of the Old Testament 3 Credits
THE 5561 Systematic Theology I 3 Credits
THE 5562 Systematic Theology II 3 Credits
THE 5571 Christian Apologetics 3 Credits
THE 6612 Christian Ethics 3 Credits
THE 6651 Biblical Hermeneutics 3 Credits
HIS 5501 Church History I 3 Credits
HIS 5502 Church History II 3 Credits
GRE 5220 Biblical Greek Exegesis I* 3 Credits
GRE 5221 Biblical Greek Exegesis II* or 3 Credits
HBR 5220  Beginning Hebrew I* 3 Credits
HBR 5221 Beginning Hebrew II* 3 Credits
MIN 6612 Pastoral Counseling 3 Credits
MIN 5505  Pastoral Leadership 3 Credits
MIN 5501 Homiletics: Moves & Structures 3 Credits
NTS 5523 Pastoral Epistles 3 Credits
OTS 5511 Pentateuch 3 Credits
NTS 5501 New Testament Survey 3 Credits
OTS 5501 Old Testament Survey 3 Credits
NTS 5507 Wealth and Poverty in the Bible 3 Credits
MIN 6601 Evangelism and Church Growth 3 Credits
MIN 5503 Missiology 3 Credits
CED 5612 Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum 3 Credits
MIN 6670 Graduate Research: Theory and Methods 3 Credits
MIN Specialization Electives** 15 Credits
MIN 6680 Thesis/Practical Project 6 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)