The Master of Divinity in Great Commission Studies is designed for those called to serve in local church ministry as well as cross-cultural mission contexts. This degree option builds upon the foundation of the core curriculum to provide the greatest flexibility with respect to free elective courses available in a Master of Divinity program at Southern Seminary.
This concentration is offered in both residential and online formats.
IMB president Paul Chitwood knows missions. Even more, he knows that theological training is non-negotiable for men and women called to the mission field. And from his M.Div. (’95) and Ph.D. (’01) from the school, he knows Southern Seminary can prepare you for a life of missions work better than anyone.
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.
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|Biblical and Theological Studies||42|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||3|
|20440||Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis or||3|
|22440||Greek Syntax and Exegesis|
|22200||Introduction to the New Testament I||3|
|22220||Introduction to the New Testament II||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||27|
|30000||Christian Preaching2 or||3|
|30020||Preaching Practicum2 or||3|
|40200||The Worshiping Church|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|32980||World Religions and Christian Mission||3|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|40301||Pastoral Ministry2 or||3|
|45260||Discipleship and Family Ministry|
|44920||Applied Ministry: BGS or||1|
|44930||Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership|
|Total Master of Divinity, Great Commission Studies Requirements||88|
1Elementary Language courses may be counted as unrestricted elective courses for Billy Graham School students.
2Courses 30000, 30020, and 40301 are reserved for, but not required of, men.
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