Master of Divinity

(M.Div.)

M. Div. Course Requirements

 

Biblical Studies: Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Theology, and Biblical Languages (33 credits, including core courses)

DVBF 501 Biblical Interpretation (3) 

DVBF 502 Old Testament Theology (3)

DVBF 503 New Testament Theology (3)

DVNT 511 Introduction to New Testament Greek (3)

DVNT 512 Greek Syntax and Translation (3)

DVNT 616 Greek Exegesis Practicum (3)

DVNT 731 or 732 Greek Exegesis Book Study (3)

DVOT 511 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (3)

DVOT 512 Hebrew Syntax and Translation (3)

DVOT 616 Hebrew Exegesis Practicum (3)
 

DVOT 731 or 732 Hebrew Exegesis Book Study (3)

 

Historical and Doctrinal Studies (18 credits, including core courses)

DVHD 501 Patristic and Medieval History and Doctrine (3)

DVHD 502 Reformation History and Doctrine (3)

DVHD 601 Modern History and Doctrine (3)

DVHD 602 Twentieth-Century History and Doctrine (3)

DVHD 606 Ecclesiology and Worship (3)
 

DVET 701 Doctrine and Ethics (3)

 

Spiritual Formation Studies (6 credits)

DVSF 501 Spiritual Formation (3)

DVSF 6__ Spiritual Formation Elective (3)

 

Ministry Theory and Practice Studies (24 credits)

DVEV 500 Evangelism and Church Growth (3)

DVMS 500 Introduction to Christian Missions (3)

DVCC 655 Cross-Cultural Ministry Practicum (0)

DVPR 601 Christian Preaching (3)*

DVPR 602 Preaching Practicum (3)**

DVHD 701 Pastoral Theology (3)

DVPM 701 Pastoral Counseling (3)

DVML 625 Pastoral Formation (3)

DVML 626 Supervised Ministry Practicum 1 (0)***

DVML 725 Ministry of Administration (3)

DVML 726 Supervised Ministry Practicum 2 (0)***

 

Electives (12 credits)

 

Total for M.Div. Degree (93 Credits)

*Must be taken with or after DVNT 616 or DVOT 616
**Must be taken with or after DVNT 731 or 732 or DVOT 731 or 732

***Must be taken with DVML 625 and DVML 725, respectively

Core Courses 
 These classes, which constitute 21 hours of the 93 hours required for graduation, must be taken by students entering in a fall semester in their first two semesters and summer school, and by students entering in a spring semester in their first three semesters and summer school. The core constitutes foundational courses, all of which are prerequisites for subsequent classes. 

DVBF 501 Biblical Interpretation (3)*
DVBF 502 Old Testament Theology (3)
DVBF 503 New Testament Theology (3)
DVHD 501 Patristic and Medieval History and Doctrine (3)
DVHD 502 Reformation History and Doctrine (3)
DVNT 511 Introduction to New Testament Greek (3)
DVNT 512 Greek Syntax and Translation (3)

*Required in first semester regardless of semester of entry