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Master of Divinity Advanced Standing Curriculum (75 Hours)

The Master of Divinity, Advanced Standing, degree program provides the Criswell College B.A. graduate (or equivalent) with the opportunity to earn a recognized ministerial degree in an unequivocally Baptist setting without duplicating undergraduate course work. Graduates are prepared to enter a doctoral program of study or serve effectively in a variety of leadership roles for pastoral or teaching ministry.

Minimum Degree Requirements (75 Hours) 

Prerequisites

B.A. degree from Criswell College (or equivalent) including the following:

  • GRK 201 Greek I
  • GRK 202 Greek II
  • HEB 301 ebrew I
  • HEB 302 Hebrew II

Biblical Studies (24 hours)

  • GRK 610 Greek Reading
  • GRK 620 Greek Exegetical Syntax I
  • GRK 630 Greek Exegetical Syntax II
  • HEB 610 Hebrew Reading
  • HEB 620 Hebrew Exegetical Method I
  • HEB 630 Hebrew Exegetical Method II
  • NTS 510 New Testament Intensive
  • OTS 510 Old Testament Intensive

Ministerial, Philosophical, and Theological Studies (27 hours)

  • CSL 510 Social, Cultural, and Family Issues
  • EMS 510 Evangelism in the Early Church
  • MIN 505 Christian Leadership
  • NTS 602 New Testament Theology
  • OTS 602 Old Testament Theology
  • PHI 502 Philosophy of Religion
  • THS 550 Theology Intensive
  • THS 635 Prolegomena and Theological Method
  • THS 650 Modern and Postmodern Theology

Strategic Church Leadership Studies (3 hours)

  • EMS 602 Church Planting

Practicum Studies (3 hours)

  • MIN 715 Ministry Practicum   

Open Electives (18 Hours) 

Applied Studies  

  • AMP 500 Applied Missions Project (No Credit - Required Every Semester)
  • RES 601 Library Research Seminar (Required Seminar)

 

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