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Seminary Academics

Master of Divinity

We have created a five-year pathway to completion for our distance and part-time students.

The Summer (June) and January intensives on campus are a way for you to fulfill your residency requirements as a distance learner, as well as get to know our seminary community and fellowship in-person with those you learn with weekly online.  If you are local and on a part-time track, the below plan can be a guide, but you will have the opportunity to take some evening classes on campus to fulfill your residency requirement.

Year One

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5240 New Testament 1: The Texts and Their World 3
Total 3

(3 academic)

January Term

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5120 Gospel Communication in Context 3
SPFM 5201 Journey: The Story of our Lives 1
Total 4
(4 academic, 4 residency)

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5210 Old Testament 1: Pentateuch & Interpretation 3
Total 3
(3 academic)

Summer

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
SPFM 5211 Intercultural Spirituality: The Road Together 1
FDLC 5300 Vocational Excellence 1
Cultural Diversity Elective 3
Total 4 academic, 1 field education, 5 residency

Year Two

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5109 Greek 1 3
HSTY 5210 Christian History 1: The Early Church to the Early Reformation (1-16c) 3
Total 6
(6 academic)

January Term

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5115 Preaching the Word 3
Total 3
(3 academic, 3 residency)

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
THEO 5110 Christian Theology 3
BIBL 5110 Greek 2 3
Total 6
(6 academic)

Summer

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5120 Greek Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching 3
SPFM 5201 Spiritual Formation Elective 1
Total 4
(4 academic, 4 residency)

Year Three

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5250 New Testament 2: The Texts and their Theology 3
General Elective 3
Total 6
(6 academic)

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5110 Religions and Cultures 3
General Elective 3
Total 6
(6 academic)

Summer

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
HSTY 5230 Christian History 3: North American Christianity 3
MNST 5125 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
FLDC 7318 Theological Reflection Module 1
Total (6 academic, 1 field education, 7 residency)

Year Four

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
HSTY 5220 Christian History 2: Global Christianity (17-21c) 3
THEO 5120 Christian Worship 3
Total 6
(6 academic)

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5220 Old Testament 2: Prophets and Preaching Legacy 3
General Elective 3
Total 6
(6 academic)

Summer

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Denominational Elective 3
FLDC 7315 Cultural Competency Module 1
Total (3 academic, 1 field education, 4 residency)

Year Five

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5130 Leading and Teaching in Ministry 3
THEO 5130 Christian Ethics 3
Total 6
(6 academic)

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5230 Old Testament 3: Wisdom and Israel’s Praise 3
THEO 5140 Seminar in Theology 3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective 1
Total 7
(7 academic)

Total Academic Credit Hours: 79
Total Field Education Credit Hours: 11
Total Residency Credit Hours: 27