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Seminary Academics

MDiv and MNA

The Master of Divinity/Master of Nonprofit Administration dual degree can be completed in four years of full-time study. Some requirements, such as internships, may need to be completed over summers, and you may also opt to take courses in the intensive terms. For full-time students, we suggest the following course sequence to complete your degree in four years, in fall and spring semesters of each year.

Options also exist for part-time and distance-learning students. Learn more about the variety of course formats and options for extending your program beyond four years.

Year One: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5120 Old Testament 1: Pentateuch & Interpretation 3
HSTY 5210 Christianity History 1: The Early Church to the Early Reformation 3
SPFM 5201 Journey: The Story of Our Lives 1
SBNM 5010 Organizational Behavior and Ethics (Quad A) 2
SBNM 5011 Ethical Leadership (Quad B) 2
FLDC 5300 Vocational Excellence 1
Total 12
(11 academic, 1 field education)

Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
INTG 5010 The Life of the Leader: Making an Impact 2
BIBL 5240 New Testament 1: The Texts and Their World 3
HSTY 5220 Christian History 2: Global Christianity 3
SPFM 5211 Intercultural Spirituality: The Road Together 1
SBNM 5350 Nonprofit Financial Management 2
SBNM 5351 Nonprofit Financial Decision Making 2
Total 13
(13 academic)

Year Two: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5109 Greek 1 3
BIBL 5220 Old Testament 2: Prophets and Preaching Legacy 3
MNST 5110 Religions and Cultures 3
SBNM 5710 Nonprofit Management (Quad A) 2
SBNM 5680 Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior (Quad B) 2
Total 13
(13 academic)

Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5110 Greek 2 3
THEO 5110 Christian Theology 3
Denominational Elective 3
MNST 5115 Preaching the Word 3
SBNM 5720 Nonprofit Board Governance and Volunteer Management (Quad A) 2
Total 14
(14 academic)

Year Three: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5111 Greek Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching 3
THEO 5120 Christian Workshop 3
MNST 5120 Gospel Communication in Context 3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective 1
SBNM 5770 Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations (Quad A) 2
SBNM 5730 Nonprofit Law, Policy, and Government Relations (Quad B) 2
Total 14
(14 academic)

Year Three: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
HSTY 5230 Christian History 3: North American Christianity 3
BIBL 5250 New Testament 2: The Texts and Their Theology 3
Cultural Diversity Elective 3
SBNM 5780 Measuring Outcomes and Assessment (Quad A) 2
Total 11
(11 academic)

Year Four: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5230 Old Testament 3: Wisdom and Israel’s Praise 3
THEO 5130 Christian Ethics 3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective 1
SBNM 5705 Multi-Sector Convergence and Social Responsibility (Quad A) 2
SBNM 5771 Annual Gift Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations (Quad B) 2
FLDC 7315 Cultural Competency Module 1
Total 12
(11 academic, 1 field education)

Year Four: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5125 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
THEO 5140 Advanced Seminar in Theology 3
SBNM 5790 Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Management Capstone (Quad B) 2
INTG 5020 Leading the Transformational Organization: Generating Mission Movements 2
FLDC 7318 Theological Reflection Module 1
Total 11
(10 academic, 1 field education)

 

Total Academic Credit Hours: 97
Total Field Education Credit Hours: 11