Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry

This program is designed for those called to ministry in the local church or Christian organizations. This option provides the most flexibility with regard to free elective courses of any School of Theology M.Div. concentration, while still ensuring that basic biblical, theological, and ministry courses are included.

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Program Requirements

This core curriculum is required for the Master of Divinity degree in the School of Theology. It applies to all concentrations. The concentration in Christian Ministry adds 18 hours of free electives.

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
20400 Elementary Hebrew (3)
22400 Elementary Greek (3)
31980 Written Communication1 (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 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 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
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Missions, Evangelism and Ministry 24
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
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
40080 Christian Leadership2 or 3
40301 Pastoral Ministry
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Applied Ministry 1
44910 Applied Ministry: Theology 1
Free Electives 18
Total Master of Divinity, Christian Ministry 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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