Advanced M.Div. — Boyce Alumnus

This an accelerated degree designed specifically for graduates of Boyce College. It provides Boyce alumni the freedom necessary to pursue advanced studies tailored to their specific calling and research interests. This program includes reduced coursework and maximum flexibility so that Boyce graduates can continue to study with the authors on the campus they already love.

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Program Requirements

The Advanced Master of Divinity for Boyce Alumnus in the School of Theology is an accelerated professional degree program for graduates of Boyce College who have at least a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average.

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required)1 (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 36
20440 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis 3
26100 History of the Baptists 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27800 Theology of the Old Testament 3
27820 Theology of the New Testament 3
Hebrew Exegesis Elective 3
Greek Exegesis Elective 3
Church History Elective 3
Systematic Theology Elective 3
Theology and Tradition Electives 6
Worldview and Culture 9
Philosophy Elective 3
Ethics Elective 3
Worldview and Culture Elective 3
Mission, Evangelism, and Ministry 27
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
40301 Pastoral Ministry2 or 3
40800 Christian Leadership
44910 Applied Ministry: Theology 1
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Preaching Elective3 3
Research and Elective Studies 6-7
40375 Advanced M.Div. Thesis Writing4 or 2
Free Elective 3
44560 Supervised Research Experience 3
81020 Graduate Research Seminar 2
Total Advanced M.Div. Requirements (Thesis Concentration) 73
Total Advanced M.Div. Requirements (Non-thesis Concentration) 74
Written Communication (if required) +2

1See Written Communication Requirement here.

2Pastoral Ministry (40301) is reserved for men. Women will substitute Christian Leadership (40080).

3If a student takes Christian Preaching (30000) because of an entrance deficiency, then that student must take Preaching Practicum (30020) to fulfill the preaching elective requirement. Christian Preaching (30000) is reserved for men. Women will substitute Christian Teaching (45400). Preaching Practicum (30020) is reserved for men. Women will substitute The Worshiping Church (40200).

4A two-track Adv. M.Div. option is offered: 1) Track One is a thesis track. The student will take Graduate Research Seminar (81020) in the term prior to Supervised Research Experience (44560) which must be taken prior to Thesis Writing (40375) which will be taken in the last semester of study. The student will write a thesis of 12,000 to 15,000 words. 2) Track Two is a non-thesis track. The student will take a three-hour elective in place of the two-hour Thesis Writing Course.

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