MDiv in Biblical Studies

Master of Divinity – Biblical Studies Concentration (90 hrs)

(Please also note the description and outcomes of the MDiv degrees on the “Degree Description: MDiv” page)

Please note:

* For Graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical or Theological Studies.

** For graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field.

# If an approved equivalent course has been completed, another course in this field may be taken.

Biblical Languages (15hrs)

(Students may test out of New Testament Greek 1&2 and/or Biblical Hebrew 1&2 by passing a qualifying exam in the relevant language, and then apply these hours to exegesis electives in the language of the qualifying exam.)

BSGK 510–11 New Testament Greek 1&2 (6)

BSHB 510–11 Biblical Hebrew 1&2 (6)

BSGK 611–21, 700 or BSHB 611–21, 700 Electives in Greek or Hebrew Exegesis (6)

Biblical Studies (33hrs)

**BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

**BSEG 510 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3)

*BSOT 600 Issues in Old Testament Criticism (3)

*BSNT 600 Issues in New Testament Criticism (3)

*BSEG 600 Issues in Biblical Interpretation (3)

BSCS Elective in Cultural Settings focusing on OT period (3)

BSCS Elective in Cultural Settings focusing on NT period (3)

BSOT Elective in OT (3)

BSNT Elective in NT (3)

BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT Electives in Biblical Studies (*12, **15)

Church History (9 hrs)

#HIST 500 Survey of Church History (3)

#HIST 530 History of the Restoration Movement (3)

HIST 560 Early Church History OR HIST 570 The Protestant Reformation (3)

Theological Studies (15 hrs)

DOCT 500 Basic Theology (3)—May be substituted for DOCT 620 Doctrine of God, if this course or equivalent has been previously taken.

DOCT 560 Doctrine of Grace (3)

Electives in Ethics (ETHI 520, ETHI 530, or ETHI 540) (2)

Electives in Theology (DOCT, APOL, or ETHI) (7)

Practical Ministries (18 hrs)

PMIN 502 Spiritual Formation (3)

*PMIN 501 Introduction to Vocational Ministry (3)

**PMIN 540 Leadership and Management for Ministry (3)

Choose Either:

PMIN 560 Characteristics of a Healthy Church (3)

PMIN 561 Biblical & Contemporary Dynamics of Church Development (3)

#PMIN 520 Fundamentals of Biblical Communication (3)

Elective in Counseling, Educational & Family Ministries, or Intercultural (3)

Internship (3)

Comprehensive Exams

The Oral Examination Application form is to be submitted to the Seminary’s Dean’s office by September 30 of the final school year. The examination is to be completed no later than April 1 of the intended graduation year.