M.Div. with a Concentration in Islamic Studies

This concentration is designed for students interested in reaching Muslims or serving as a missionary in a primarily Islamic context. Islamic studies at Southern Seminary will equip students, pastors, and missionaries with an awareness of the Muslim world in its diversity in order to boldly and respectfully proclaim the gospel to our Muslim neighbors to the ends of the earth.

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Program Requirements

Concentration in Islamic Studies

32985 History and Religion of Islam 3
32986 Issues in Contemporary Islam 3
32990 Islam and the Christian Mission 3
32995 Introduction to Modern Arabic I
32996 Introduction to Modern Arabic II
Total Islamic Studies Concentration Requirements 18

Master of Divinity Core

This core curriculum is required for the Master of Divinity degree in the Billy Graham School. It applies to all concentrations.

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses (8)
20400 Elementary Hebrew1 (3)
22400 Elementary Greek1 (3)
31980 Written Communication (if required)2 (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 45
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
20440 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis or 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
25100 Introduction to Church History I 3
25120 Introduction to Church History II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
28500 Worldview and Apologetics 3
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Missions, Evangelism and Ministry 24
30000 Christian Preaching or 3
45400 Christian Teaching3
30020 Preaching Practicum or 3
40200 The Worshiping Church3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
32980 World Religions and Christian Mission 3
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
40800 Christian Leadership or 3
40301 Pastoral Ministry3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Applied Ministry 1
44920 Applied Ministry: BGS or 1
44930 Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership
Total Master of Divinity, Islamic Studies Requirements 88

1Elementary Language courses may be counted as free elective courses for Billy Graham School students.

2See Written Communication Requirement in Academic Section.

3Courses 30000, 30020, and 40301 are reserved for, but not required of, men.

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