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Master of Divinity Standard Curriculum (90 Hours)

The Master of Divinity degree program prepares graduate students, who hold a baccalaureate degree in a non-theological field, the opportunity for a broad theological education and preparation for doctoral studies while earning a recognized ministerial degree. Baccalaureate graduates need no prerequisites to enter the Master of Divinity degree program.

Minimum Degree Requirements (90 Hours)

Biblical Studies and Langauges (39 Hours)

  • BIB 501 Bible Introduction
  • BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • GRK 501 Greek I
  • GRK 502 Greek II
  • HEB 501 Hebrew I
  • HEB 502 Hebrew II
  • NTS 501 New Testament Introduction I
  • NTS 601 New Testament Introduction II
  • OTS 501 Old Testament Introduction I
  • OTS 601 Old Testament Introduction II

One of the Following:

  • GRK 610 Greek Reading*
  • GRK 620 Greek Exegetical Syntax I

One of the Following:

  • HEB 610 Hebrew Reading*
  • HEB 620 Hebrew Exegetical Method I

*Greek/Hebrew Reading and Exegesis courses may be repeated for different bible books

One of the Following:

  • NTS 510 New Testament Intensive
  • OTS 510 Old Testament Intensive

Theology/Philosophy Studies (24 Hours)

  • PHI 502 Philosophy of Religion
  • THS 504 Spiritual Foundations
  • THS 510 Systematic Theology I
  • THS 515 Systematic Theology II
  • THS 550 Theology Intensive
  • THS 603 Church History
  • THS 604 Baptist History and Distinctives
  • THS 635 Prolegomena and Theological Method

Ministry Studies (15 Hours)

  • EMS 501 Personal Evangelism
  • EMS 510 Evangelism in the Early Church
  • MIN 501 Preparation of Expository Sermons
  • MIN 502 Delivery of Expository Sermons

One of the following:

  • CSL 510 Social, Cultural, and Family Issues
  • EMS 550 History and Theology of Missions
  • MIN 505 Christian Leadership
  • THS 610 Theology of Leadership

Practicum Studies (3 Hours)

  • MIN 715 Ministry Practicum

Open Electives (9 Hours)

Applied Studies

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