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The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is the seminary’s flagship degree designed for preparing the student for a ministry of the Word. The MDiv curriculum is constructed and sequenced to develop within the student theological soundness along with appropriate affections for God, His people, and those without Christ. The Master of Divinity includes ninety-six hours of course work in the biblical languages, theology, biblical content, and pastoral ministry. Upon completion of the MDiv, the student will have the biblical, theological, and exegetical skills necessary for credible ministry to the body of Christ in the 21st century.
The following courses are offered in the Master of Divinity program.
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Christian Ministry & Communication
|12 credit hours|
Biblical Theology & Exegesis
|42 credit hours|
Historical & Systematic Theology
|24 credit hours|
|18 credit hours|
|96 credit hours|
The prerequisites for admission into the Master of Divinity program are the following:
1. Applicants must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an accredited school. Applicants from non-accredited schools will be evaluated on an individual basis.
2. A minimum college cumulative grade point average of 2.4 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with a college cumulative grade point average below 2.4 (on a 4.0 scale) may be accepted on a probationary basis.
3. Since the MDiv is considered the professional ministry degree which may culminate in ordination, enrollment is limited to qualified men.
The graduating Master of Divinity student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competency in the use and application of Biblical Greek and Hebrew.
2. Exegete the biblical text with sound methodological principles and practices.
3. Formulate and express theology in a manner that is exegetically sound, clearly expressed, historically informed, and methodologically coherent.
4. Engage the scope of church history and comprehend its significance for theology and ministry.
5. Communicate the Scriptures clearly and effectively in a variety of contexts.
6. Provide leadership in a variety of ministry contexts, as appropriate to roles defined in Scripture.