Advanced Master of Divinity in the Billy Graham School

The Advanced Master of Divinity in the Billy Graham School is an accelerated professional degree program for students who have a baccalaureate or Master of Arts degree in religion or biblical studies.

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Program Requirements

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required)1 (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 36
20440 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
Advanced Elective in Church History 3
Advanced Electives in Christian Theology 6
27800 Theology of the Old Testament 3
27820 Theology of the New Testament 3
28500 Worldview and Apologetics 3
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Mission, Evangelism and Ministry 27
30000 Christian Preaching2 or 3
45400 Christian Teaching
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
32980 World Religions and Christian Mission 3
33820 Introduction to Church Planting or 3
36550 Introduction to Church Revitalization 3
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
40800 Christian Leadership 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Free Electives3 9
Applied Ministry 1
44920 Applied Ministry: BGS or 1
44930 Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership
Total Advanced M.Div. Requirements 73
Written Communication (if required) +2

1See Written Communication Requirement in Academic Section.

2Christian Preaching (30000) is reserved for, but not required of, men.

3Free Electives can be taken in either Billy Graham School or School of Theology.

Admissions Requirements

The Advanced Master of Divinity in the Billy Graham School is an accelerated professional degree program for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Earned a baccalaureate or Master of Arts degree in religion or biblical studies.
  • Maintained a 3.3 college grade point average.
  • Completed at least 6 hours at the introductory level in Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Church History, and Systematic Theology (or 5 hours at the introductory level plus 3 hours at an advanced level in each of these subjects).
  • Submitted an acceptable 12-20 page research paper.

Students are also encouraged to have completed 3 hours each in ethics, philosophy, hermeneutics, preaching, elementary Hebrew, and elementary Greek.

Students who are interested in this program must consult with the Associate Dean of the Billy Graham School.

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