Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Biblical and Theological Studies

The Biblical and Theological Studies concentration is designed to focus on the study of Scripture and theology. Through this concentration, students engage in intensive biblical language study and explore theology, philosophy, and history in depth.

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Program Requirements

Concentration in Biblical and Theological Studies

  • Students with this concentration will likely take Hebrew and Greek simultaneously in varying degrees of intensity.
  • Since students in this concentration do not have room for the Old and New Testament Introduction classes within the required program of studies, they are strongly advised to attend the introductory lectures (i.e. of 20200, 20220, 22200, and 22220) to increase their general knowledge of the Scriptures. Permission of the instructor is required.
27800 Theology of the Old Testament 3
27820 Theology of the New Testament 3
Hebrew Exegesis Electives 6
Greek Exegesis Electives 6
Old Testament Elective in Language Exegesis, Backgrounds, Textual Criticism 3
New Testament Elective in Language Exegesis, Backgrounds, Textual Criticism 3
Restricted Electives 6
Restricted electives from Theology and Tradition, and Worldview and Culture Divisions, with 3 hours minimum required from each division 6
Total Biblical and Theological Studies Concentration Requirements 30

Master of Divinity Core

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

Exception to the M.Div. Core: 20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I, 20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II, 22200 Introduction to the New Testament I, and 22220 Introduction to the New Testament II are not required for the concentration in Biblical and Theological Studies.

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
20400 Elementary Hebrew (3)
22400 Elementary Greek (3)
31980 Written Communication1 (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 48
20440 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis 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 22
30000 Christian Preaching2 or 3
45400 Christian Teaching
30020 Preaching Practicum2 or 3
40200 The Worshiping Church
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
40301 Pastoral Ministry2 or 3
40080 Christian Leadership
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
44910 Applied Ministry: Theology 1
Total Master of Divinity, Biblical and Theological Requirements 88
20400 Elementary Hebrew (if required) +3
22400 Elementary Greek (if required) +3
31980 Written Communication (if required) +2

1See Written Communication Requirement here.

2Courses 30000, 30020, and 40301 are reserved and required for men.

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