The Advanced Master of Divinity in the Billy Graham School is an accelerated professional degree program for students who have a baccalaureate or Master of Arts degree in religion or biblical studies.
In addition to the online application, transcripts, and pastor/church recommendation, the Advanced M.Div. application requires the following:
(51 hours total)
Once applicants have submitted all requirements through the online application, they will be reviewed for provisional admission into the Advanced M.Div.
If admitted into this status, students will then be contacted by the Center for Student Success about taking Language Placement Tests for both Greek and Hebrew.
Applicants must pass both of these placement tests to qualify for full admission into the Advanced Master of Divinity Degree.
Note: Continuing students should consult the Academic Catalog for the year in which they started for course requirements as the current requirements may have changed.
Contact the Student Success Office with questions.
|Biblical and Theological Studies||27|
|20440||Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis||3|
|22440||Greek Syntax and Exegesis||3|
|26200||Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission||3|
|27800||Theology of the Old Testament||3|
|27820||Theology of the New Testament||3|
|40150||Personal Spiritual Disciplines||3|
|—||Church History Elective1||3|
|—||Systematic Theology Elective1||6|
|Apologetics, Ethics and Philosophy elective1||3|
|Mission, Evangelism and Ministry||30|
|30000||Christian Preaching2 or||3|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|32980||World Religions and Christian Mission||3|
|33820||Introduction to Church Planting or||3|
|36550||Introduction to Church Revitalization|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|40200||The Worshiping Church||3|
|45260||Discipleship and Family Ministry||3|
|44920||Applied Ministry: BGS or||1|
|44930||Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership|
|Unrestricted BGS or SOT Electives1||12|
|Total Advanced Master of Divinity—BGS Requirements||73|
|40375 Advanced MDiv Thesis Research and Writing (if required)3||+2|
1All introductory or survey courses including 25100, 25120, 27060, 27070, 27080, 28500 and 29250 do not fulfill the elective requirements. Unrestricted Electives can be taken in either the Billy Graham School or the School of Theology.
2Christian Preaching (30000) is reserved for, but not required of, men.
3Students interested in pursuing the thesis option must consult with the Billy Graham School office and take 40375.
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