Master of Divinity

Program Description

The Master of Divinity is a professional degree designed to prepare and upgrade pastors, Bible workers, and chaplains. This program accepts students who hold a baccalaureate degree in religion or another area or a master’s degree in ministry/theology. The minimum duration of the program is two years, plus any time needed to meet prerequisites. This program is also available online.

Admission Requirements

  1.  Hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (or equivalent).
  2.  Demonstrated English proficiency. 

Prerequisites

Have at least 54 semester hours in religion at the undergraduate level or 36 semester hours at the graduate level, preferably evenly divided between the areas of Biblical Studies, Theological-Historical Studies and Applied Theology. Prerequisites that remain upon admission shall be taken as advised by the program director. All the prerequisite courses need to be done before 50% of the program is completed.

 

Curriculum

In order to complete the Master of Divinity program the following 72 semester hours must be completed:

Program Structure

Credits

Applied Theology

30

Biblical Studies

18

Theological-Historical Studies

18

General Courses

6

TOTAL

72

Applied Theology

30

Complete the following required courses:

CHMN 550 Field Evangelism

3

CHMN 555 Applied Theology Colloquium I

1

CHMN 579 Ministry and Spiritual Life

3

CHMN 658 Advanced Church Ministry Practicum I/II

2

LEAD 510 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics

3

MSSN 577 Growing Disciples and Mission

3

Complete the following elective courses:

CHMN ______ CHMN Course

3

LEAD ______ LEAD Course

3

MSSN ______ MSSN Course

3

MSSN ______ MSSN Course

3

______ ______ CHMN, MSSN, or LEAD Course

3

Biblical Studies

18

Complete the following required course:

OTST/NTST 512 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

Complete one of the following courses:


OTST 540 Hebrew Grammar

3

OTST 544 Software-assisted Hebrew Readings

3

Complete one of the following courses:

NTST 540 Greek Grammar

3

NTST 544 Software-assisted Greek Readings

3

Complete three elective courses:

OTST ______ OTST Course

3

NTST ______ NTST Course

3

______ ______ OTST or NTST Course

3

Theological-Historical Studies

18

Complete the following required courses:

CHIS 570 History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

3

THST 531 Distinctive Doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

3

Complete the following elective courses:


CHIS ______ CHIS Course

3

______ ______ THST or CHPH Course

3

______ ______ THST or CHPH Course

3

______ ______ THST or CHPH Course

3

General Courses

6

Complete the following required courses:

GSEM 608 Advanced Methods of Teaching Bible

3

Complete one of the following courses:


GSEM 600 Applied Theology Research and Writing

3

GSEM 630 Documentary Research and Writing

3

New MDiv Online Curriculum

With the new MDiv online curriculum, you can complete the degree in less than four years.

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