The Master of Divinity is the foundational graduate degree program for ministry preparation. The program of study is designed to give the student comprehensive knowledge in biblical and theological studies for the purpose of applying that knowledge in the practice of missions, evangelism, and ministry.Explore Concentrations
The Master of Divinity in Great Commission Studies is designed for those called to serve in local church ministry as well as cross-cultural mission contexts.
Apologetics programs at Southern Seminary train student to defend the Christian faith by grounding it in a biblical worldview.
This degree program is designed to prepare students for a ministry of biblical counseling to individuals, couples, and families.
The program integrates theology with leadership studies and provides a broad curricular experience that includes missions, evangelism, worship, and worldview.
This concentration is designed for students interested in serving as a church planter in North America.
Be a Great Commission leader and shepherd lives through a variety of ministry roles.
This program involves approximately two years of study on campus and two or three years of church planting in an international missions setting.
This concentration is designed for students interested in serving as an overseas missionary.
This concentration is designed for students interested in reaching Muslims or serving as a missionary in a primarily Islamic context.
This concentration provides training for students preparing to serve as itinerant evangelists.
The Master of Divinity in Leadership is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in church administration and leadership.
The Master of Divinity in Missions and Bible Translation is designed to produce graduates qualified to serve in specialist cross-cultural roles in Bible translation, ethnology, descriptive linguistics, or in other cross-cultural service.
Be equipped to offer biblical hope and counsel to the ends of the earth.
This concentration is designed for students interested in serving in a missions context in North America.
This concentration is designed for students interested in serving large cities and urban centers, both domestic and international.
This program is designed for persons who wish to prepare for worship and church music ministry positions.
This is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized service in local church youth ministry.
Note: Master of Divinity degrees are also offered in the School of Theology. These other Master of Divinity degrees have different goals and requirements. For further information, consult the School of Theology website.