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Master of Divinity Standard Curriculum (90 Hours)

The goal of the Master of Divinity degree is to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation that can equip them to serve in any context of vocational ministry. We strive to achieve this objective by ensuring that the curriculum provides students with the combined components of a Christian worldview as well as distinctly Baptist convictions. Specifically then, students who graduate from this program will be prepared for activity in future venues such as the pastorate, chaplaincy, missions, or education.

Everett Berry, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Editor, Criswell Theological Review

 

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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)