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Seminary Academics

Master of Divinity

We have created a three-year, full-time study pathway to complete our MDiv.

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 three 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 5210 Old Testament 1: Pentateuch and Interpretation 3
HSTY 5210 Christian History 1: The Early Church to the Early Reformation 3
SPFM 5201 Journey: The Story of Our Lives 1
MNST 5110 Religions and Cultures (3) 1
General or Cultural Diversity Elective 3
FLDC 5300 Vocational Excellence 1
Total 14
(13 academic, 1 field education)

 

Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5240 New Testament 1: The Texts and Their World 3
HSTY 5220 Christian History 2: Global Christianity 3
THEO 5110 Christian Theology 3
MNST 5115 Preaching the Word 3
SPFM 5211 Intercultural Spirituality: The Road Together 1
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 5120 Gospel Communication in Context 3
THEO 5120 Christian Worship 3
Denominational Elective 3
Total 15
(15 academic)

 

Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5110 Greek 2 3
BIBL 5250 New Testament 2: The Tests and Their Theology 3
MNST 5125 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
THEO 5140 Advanced Seminar in Theology 3
Denominational Elective 3
Total 15
(15 academic)

 

Year Three: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5111 Greek Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching 3
BIBL 5230 Old Testament 3: Wisdom and Israel’s Praise 3
THEO 5130 Christian Ethics 3
General or Cultural Diversity Elective 3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective 3
FLDC 7315 Cultural Competency Module 1
Total 13
(13 academic, 1 field education)

 

Year Three: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5130 Leading and Teaching in Ministry 3
HSTY 5230 Christian History 3: North American Christianity 3
General or Cultural Diversity Elective 3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective 1
FLDC 7318 Theological Reflection Module 1
Total 11
(10 academic, 1 field education)

 

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