MDiv in Practical Ministries (with all specializations)

Master of Divinity in Practical Ministries 90 hours

(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 Studies (36hrs)

**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 (3)

BSOT Elective in OT (3)

BSNT Elective in NT (3)

BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Electives in Biblical Studies (*9, **12)

With Biblical Language (9)

Select either

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

OR

BSHB 510–11 Biblical Hebrew 1&2 (6)

Select either

BSGK 611–21, 700 Greek Exegesis (3)

OR

BSHB 611–21, 700 Hebrew Exegesis (3)

Please note: Students may test out of New Testament Greek 1&2 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.

Without Biblical Language (9)

BSNT or BSOT 630 and above Electives in Biblical Text Exegesis Courses only (9hrs)

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)

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

DOCT, APOL, ETHI Electives in Theology (7)

Practical Ministries—PMIN 502 (3 hrs) + 27 hrs of specialization listed below.

PMIN 502 Spiritual Formation (3)

Pastoral Leadership Specialization (27 hrs)

#PMIN 501 Introduction to Vocational Ministry (3)

PMIN 520 Fundamentals of Biblical Communication (3)

PMIN 540 Leadership and Management for Ministry (3)

Choose ONE (3):

*PMIN 560 Characteristics of a Healthy Church

*PMIN 561 Biblical & Contemporary Dynamics of Church Development

*PMIN 792 SLE/SME (3)

COUN Elective in Counseling (3)

EFMN Elective in Educational Ministries (3)

PMIN Electives in Pastoral Leadership (6)

Pastoral Care and Counseling Specialization (27)

Prerequisite: Introduction to Counseling or Psychology

PMIN 618 Biblical Resources for Counseling (3)

PCAC 521 Theology of Pastoral Care & Counseling (3)

PCAC 582 Counseling Techniques: Pre-Practicum (3)

PMIN 575 Small Group Ministry and Discipling (3)

COUN 561 Group Counseling (3)

COUN 646 Advanced Group Practicum (3)

COUN 620 Marriage and Family Counseling (3)

PMIN 792 SME/SLE (3)

COUN Electives in Counseling (3)

NOTE: Coordinate additional degree requirements with advisor

Educational and Family Ministries Specialization (27)

EFMN 510 Educational and Family Ministries in the Church (3)

EFMN 515 Human and Family Development (3)

EFMN 565 Integrated Family Ministries (3)

EFMN 582 Pre-Practicum: Pastoral Care and Counseling (3)

Choose One:

EFMN 530 Educational Ministries with Children (3)

EFMN 540 Strategies and Methods of Student Ministries (3)

EFMN 574 Assimilation and Involvement of Members (3)

EFMN 792/793 SME/SLE (3)

EFMN Electives in Education and Family Ministries (9)

Church Growth/Church Planting Specialization (27)

PMIN 501 Introduction to Vocational Ministry (3)

PMIN 520 Fundamentals of Biblical Communication (3)

PMIN 540 Leadership and Management for Ministry (3)

PMIN 560 Characteristics of a Healthy Church (3)

PMIN 561 Biblical and Contemporary Dynamics of Church Dev. (3)

PMIN Electives in Church Growth or Church Planting (9)

PMIN 792 SME/SLE (3)

Urban and Intercultural Specialization (27)

PMIN 501 Introduction to Vocational Ministry (3)

PMIN 520 Fundamentals of Biblical Communication (3)

PMIN 540 Leadership and Management for Ministry (3)

Choose ONE (3):

UIMN 500 Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry

UIMN 516 Urban Ministry

UIMN/APOL 570 World Religions Seminar (3)

UIMN 792 SLE (3)

UIMN Electives in Urban and Intercultural Studies (9)