The Advanced Master of Divinity in the School of Theology 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 3.0 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 3 hours at the introductory level plus 3 hours at an advanced level in each of these subjects).
- In each of the above subjects, students must not only have the minimum of 6 hours, but their course work must have covered the full scope of the discipline (i.e., course work that covers the whole Old Testament, the whole New Testament, Church History from the 1st to the 21st century and Introduction to Theology that covers Bibliology through Eschatology).
- Only courses credited with a “B” or higher will be accepted for these requirements.
- Submitted an acceptable 12-20 page research paper evidencing their research and writing ability in some area of biblical or theological studies.
- Students should also encouraged to have completed 3 hours each in ethics, philosophy, hermeneutics, preaching, elementary Hebrew, and elementary Greek.
- If students do not have these credits, they may complete them as prerequisites while enrolled in the Adv. M.Div. program.
- Only courses with a “B” or higher will be accepted for these requirements.