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.
|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|
|Worldview and Culture Elective||3|
|Mission, Evangelism, and Ministry||22|
|32960||Introduction to Missiology||3|
|34300||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|40150||Personal Spiritual Disciplines||3|
|40301||Pastoral Ministry2 or||3|
|44910||Applied Ministry: Theology||1|
|45260||Discipleship and Family Ministry||3|
|Research and Elective Studies||6-7|
|40375||Advanced M.Div. Thesis Writing4 or||2|
|44560||Supervised Research Experience||2|
|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|
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 12,000 to 15,000 word thesis. 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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