Master of Divinity in Worldview and Culture

The Worldview and Culture concentration is designed to prepare ministers to engage culture with a compelling Christian understanding of the world. Through this concentration, students gain an understanding of how to interpret culture and to apply a Christian worldview to issues such as those related to science, philosophy, visual arts, film, critical thinking, law and government, and ethics.

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Program Requirements

Concentration in Worldview and Culture

Philosophy and Worldview (Choose 6 Hours)
28510 History of Philosophy I: Classical and Medieval 3
28520 History of Philosophy II: Modern and Postmodern 3
28550 Christian Philosophical-Worldview Analysis 3
28577 Studies in Philosophy 3
28600 Faith, Reason, and Authority 3
28660 God and the Philosophers 3
28720 The Problem of Evil 3
Ethics (Choose 3 Hours)
29300 Biblical Ethics 3
29477 Studies in Ethics 3
29550 Christian Discipleship in Secular Society 3
29560 The Black Church and Social Justice 3
29580 Christian Ethics and the Environment 3
29600 Christian Ethics and Biomedical Issues 3
29720 Christian Ethical Perspectives on War and Peace 3
29850 Christian Ethics and the Family 3
29860 Christian Ethics and Human Sexuality 3
Worldview and Culture Electives (Choose 9 Hours)
Courses numbered 28510-29950  9
Total Worldview and Culture Concentration Requirements 18

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.

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
20400 Elementary Hebrew (3)
22400 Elementary Greek (3)
31980 Written Communication (if required)1  (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 Preaching or 3
45400 Christian Teaching2 
30020 Preaching Practicum or 3
40200 The Worshiping Church2 
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
40080 Christian Leadership or 3
40301 Pastoral Ministry2 
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Applied Ministry 1
44910 Applied Ministry: Theology 1
Total Master of Divinity, Worldview and Culture Requirements 88
20400 Elementary Hebrew (if required) +3
22400 Elementary Greek (if required) +3
31980 Written Communication (if required) +2

1 See Written Communication Requirement here.

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

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