The Master of Divinity is a 75-hour comprehensive program that equips students for leadership in a congregation. Students will develop a holistic ministry plan that specifically addresses the needs of a Christian community while basing the program upon the student’s rigorous academic research. The MDiv concludes with a practicum.

MDiv Curriculum (75 hours)

Each student will be required to complete a total of 75 hours for the Master of Divinity. This is composed of four major divisions. All four divisions must be completed for graduation.


1. Our Religious Heritage: (30 hours)

Our Religious Roots I: Tools (9 hours):

  • NT 501 Greek 1
  • NT 502 Greek 2
  • NT 601 Greek 3 or OT 56X Hebrew 1
  • OT 57X Hebrew 2
  • OT 58X Hebrew 3

Our Religious Roots II: The Texts (12 hours):

  • OT 611 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • NT 612 Introduction to the New Testament
  • NT 512 New Testament Textual Studies (may be repeated)
  • OT 511 Old Testament Textual Studies (may be repeated)

Our Religious Roots III: Our History (9 hours):

  • NT/TH 52X Theology of the New Testament
  • OT/TH 522 Theology of the Hebrew Bible

Choose 1:

  • HBI 501 History of Theology
  • TH 531 The Writings of CS Lewis

2. Contextualizing our Religious Heritage (12 hours)

  • HBI/NT 551 Methods of Biblical Interpretation
  • MN 60X Seminar in Small Church/Limited Resource Ministry

Choose 1:

  • NT 66X Limited Resource Dynamics in the New Testament
  • OT 51X Limited Resource Dynamics in Ancient Israel

Choose 1:

  • TH 511 Biblical Ethics
  • TH 522 World Religions

3. The Spiritual Formation of a Leader (6 hours + 6 Spiritual Formation units)

  • MN 500 Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • TH 50X Spiritual Development
    • Boundaries in Ministry Seminar and Spiritual Formation Retreat
    • Spiritual Formation Program (6 semester units)

4. Praxis in our Religious Heritage (27 hours)

Ministering within our Religious Heritage (12 hours):

Choose 2:

  • CN 501 The Ministry of Counseling
  • CN 502 Solution-­Focused Counseling
  • CN 511 Seminar in Conflict Resolution
  • CN 602 Special Issues in Ministerial Counseling

Choose 2:

  • MN 502 Biblical Preaching
  • MN 511 Congregational Health and Ministry
  • MN 502 Family Life Ministry
  • MN 61X Directed Studies in Homiletics/Ministerial Care
  • Electives (9 hours) or Focused Ministry within our Religious Heritage

Choose 1 Area (9 hours)

  • Youth and Family Ministerial Care
  • New Testament Early Christian Literature in Ministry
  • Old Testament & the Literature of Ancient Israel/Early Judaism in Ministry
  • Theology and the History of Biblical Interpretation
  • Greek
  • Hebrew

Practicum in Ministerial Leadership (6 hours)

  • MN 68X Practicum in Ministry 1
  • MN 69X Practicum in Ministry 2