Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity

God has called you to Christian ministry, let us help prepare you.

Pastor, chaplain, evangelist, missionary, or TBD? No matter how God is calling you to serve his people, Criswell will help prepare you for it. We will equip you with the necessary biblical, theological, and ministerial skills in a community of committed students and faculty who will fan your passion to follow Jesus, wherever he leads you.


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

NTS 602     New Testament Theology

OTS 501     Old Testament Introduction I

OTS 601     Old Testament Introduction II

OTS 602     Old Testament Theology

PHI 502      Philosophy of Religion

PHI 540      Moral Philosophy

THS 512     Prolegomena and Trinitarianism

THS 514     Anthropology, Hamartiology, and Soteriology

THS 516     Baptist Ecclesiology and Eschatology

THS 660    Patristic, Medieval, and Reformation Theology

THS 665    Modern and Postmodern Theology

CSL 540     Conflict Management

EMS 501     Personal Evangelism

EMS 550     History and Theology of Missions

EMS 602    Church Planting

MIN 501     Preparation of Expository Sermons

MIN 502     Delivery of Expository Sermons

MIN 715     Ministry Practicum

MIN 505    Christian Leadership

THS 610    Theology of Leadership

AMP 500   Applied Ministry Project

  (Required each semester for full-time students)

You will not only receive a quality education but will gain a family of fellow believers for the rest of your life.

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Graduates with a Master of Divinity are prepared to step into the following roles:

  • Senior pastor
  • Executive pastor
  • Evangelist
  • Missionary
  • Bible teacher
  • Church leader
  • Leader in a Christian organization
  • Doctoral student in ministerial studies


Dr. Christopher Graham, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor of Theology, and Program Director of M.Div. and M.A. in Theological and Biblical Studies

Christopher Graham

Vice President of Academic Affairs; Professor of Theology; Program Director of M.A. in Theological & Biblical Studies

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.