Master of Divinity in Missions and Bible Translation

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.

This program is offered in conjunction with the The Graduate Institute in Applied Linguistics.

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Program Requirements

This program involves two components: 79 hours at Southern Seminary and 18 hours at GIAL (The Graduate Institute for Applied Linguistics).

The plan of study should be planned carefully in consultation with advisors from the Billy Graham School and the Graduate Institute in Applied Linguistics.

Concentration in Bible Translation (SBTS)

Biblical Language Studies
Hebrew Exegesis (20520, 20600-20800) or1 3
Greek Exegesis (22600-23790)
Great Commission Ministries 6
30960 Intercultural Communication 3
33010 Communication in Oral Cultures 3
Total Missions and Bible Translation Concentration Requirements 9

 

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 Requirements at SBTS 79

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

2See Written Communication Requirement here.

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

 

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (GIAL)

IMPORTANT: The GIAL Certificate in Applied Linguistics (21 undergraduate hours + AL5406 & AL5207 = 27 hours) must be completed for admission into the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (See current GIAL Catalog). These hours may be completed subsequent to the 79 hours from SBTS, but MUST be completed prior to enrolling in the following graduate level courses.

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics General Core Requirements 13
AL5406 Field Methods & Linguistic Analysis 4
AL5207 Field Data Management 2
LD5151 Cross-cultural Teaching Seminar 1
AL5314 Culture, Language and Mind or 3
AL5315 Semantics and Pragmatics
AL5312 Discourse Analysis 3
Bible Concentration Common Courses 15
AL5314 Culture, Language and Mind or 3
AL5315 Semantics and Pragmatics
Language Hebrew or Greek3 6
Exegesis NT/OT Exegesis1 3
AL5316 Theory and Practice of Translation 3
Electives (9 hours)2
Transferred in from SBTS 9
GIAL hours 18
SBTS hours accepted by transfer 18
Total graduate hours to meet GIAL requirements 36
SBTS graduate hours 79
GIAL graduate hours 18
Total Master of Divinity in Missions and Bible Translation Requirements 97
GIAL certificate hours (required) 21
Elementary Hebrew (if required) +3
Elementary Greek (if required) +3
Written Communication (if required) +2

1Credits to be accepted by transfer from SBTS into GIAL for completion of GIAL exegesis requirement.

2Credits to be accepted by transfer from SBTS into GIAL for completion of GIAL elective requirements.

3Credits to be accepted by transfer from SBTS into GIAL for completion of GIAL language requirements.

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