Master of Divinity (M.Div)


The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is the basic seminary degree for college graduates. It is the appropriate first professional degree for individuals who anticipate ordination. The standard MDiv degree program requires 85 semester hours. It is designed for individuals who anticipate serving as pastors, evangelists, associate pastors, missionaries, or in other ministries that emphasize expository preaching or teaching of the Word of God. In most cases, the MDiv degree is also the appropriate degree for students who anticipate doctoral training and a ministry of college or seminary level teaching.


MDiv Degree Objectives

Students graduating from the MDiv degree program will be able to do the following:

1. Develop increased Bible and theological knowledge

2. Facilitate interpretation of Scripture using appropriate hermeneutical principles

3. Encourage formulation of theological beliefs based on Biblical and historical perspectives

4. Progress in the practice of classical spiritual disciplines

5. Develop a Great Commission perspective that is demonstrated by skills in evangelism, equipping disciples, preaching and teaching, corporate worship, and leadership.


Foundational Core 45 hrs

2210  Old Testament Survey I 3 hrs

2211  Old Testament Survey II 3 hrs

2310  New Testament Survey I 3 hrs

2311  New Testament Survey II 3 hrs

2400  Introduction to Hermeneutics 3 hrs

3100  History of Christianity I 3 hrs

3101  History of Christianity II 3 hrs

3110  Baptist History 3 hrs

3200  Theology I 3 hrs

3201  Theology II 3 hrs

3400  Christian Ethics 3 hrs

5000  Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3 hrs

5201  Basic Evangelism 3 hrs

5312  Intro to Pastoral Care & Counseling 3 hrs

7001  Theology & Philosophy of Missions 3 hrs

MDiv Emphasis 28 hrs

2200  Hebrew I 3 hrs or 2201  Hebrew II 3 hrs

2300  Greek I 3 hrs or 2301  Greek II 3 hrs

3300  Apologetics 3 hrs

5110  Principles of Preaching 3 hrs

5111  Expository Preaching 3 hrs

5401  Pastoral Leadership 3 hrs

5402  Worship Leadership 3hrs

5430  Pastoral Ministry 3 hrs

5465  Ministry Internship 1 hr

8301  Church Administration 3 hrs

Electives 12 hrs


Total Credit Hours 85 hrs