Master of Divinity
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 and to help the student develop the specific skills needed for effective ministry.
The need for specialized preparation in specific forms of ministry is met through the curricular options delineated below. The School of Theology offers the following concentrations: Christian Ministry, Pastoral Studies, Biblical and Theological Studies, Biblical Counseling, Biblical Spirituality, and Worldview and Apologetics. Students with questions about which concentration to choose should seek advisement from the Academic Advising office of the Center for Student Success.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a growing, Christlike character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
- Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
- Students will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
- Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
- Students will be able to display a biblical vision for ministry and lead with humble authority.
- Students will be able to preach and/or teach Scripture clearly and passionately so as to engage the mind and move the heart.
|31980||Written Communication (if required)||(2)|
|Scripture and Interpretation (21 hours)|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||3|
|20440||Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis||3|
|22200||Introduction to the New Testament I||3|
|22220||Introduction to the New Testament II||3|
|22440||Greek Syntax and Exegesis||3|
|Theology and Tradition (15 hours)|
|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|
|Worldview and Culture (6 hours)|
|28500||IWorldview and Apologetics||3|
|29250||Survey of Christian Ethics||3|
|Ministry and Proclamation (22 hours)|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|45260||Discipleship and Family Ministry||3|
|40150||Personal Spiritual Disciplines||3|
|44910||Applied Ministry: Theology or|
|44955||Applied Ministry: Women||1|
|Total Theology M.Div. Core Hours||64|
|• Elementary Hebrew (if required)||+3|
|• Elementary Greek (if required)||+3|
|• Written Communication (if required)||+2|
©See Written Communication Requirement in Academic Section.
1Christian Preaching (30000) is reserved for men. Women will substitute Christian Teaching (45400).
2Preaching Practicum (30020) is reserved for men. Women will substitute The Worshiping Church (40200).
3 Pastoral Ministry (40301) is reserved for men. Women will substitute Christian Leadership (40080).