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 620      Christian Ethics

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

MIN 503     Personal Evangelism

MIN 701     Preparation of Expository Sermons

MIN 702     Delivery of Expository Sermons

MIN 715     Ministry Practicum


Two of the following:

COM 601     Intercultural Communication

MIN 612     Organizational Management

MIN 618     Financial Leadership and Marketing

MIN 621     History and Theology of Missions

MIN 623     World Religions

MIN 505    Christian Leadership

THS 710    Theology of Leadership

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

From 2018—2021, 100% of those who graduated with a Master of Divinity are either employed or continuing their education.


Dr. Jeff Campbell, Associate Professor of Preaching, W.A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching, and Dean of Students

Jeffery Campbell

Associate Professor of Preaching; Program Director for the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL); W. A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching

Master of Divinity

At Criswell, we understand that the church’s call to service doesn’t come with boundary markers. Meet Dr. Campbell, as he shares about how the Master of Divinity program will prepare you to reach any community God calls you. 

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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.