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Master’s of Divinity in ministry

Requirements for the Master’s of Divinity in ministry, 72-hour degree program are:

  1. Context, 15 hours
    BIBM 602 GST Orientation (0)
    BIBM 603 Foundations of the Theology of Ministry (3)
    BIBM 657 Contexts of Ministry (3)
    BIBM 629 Field Education (3) or BIBM 609 Healthcare Ministry (3)
    BIBM 658 Leading in Contexts (3)
    BIBM 679 Theological Reflection in Practice (3)
  2. The Story of the Church, 24-27 hours:
    Scripture, 15 hours
    BIBL 610 Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
    BIBL 620 Advanced Introduction to the New Testament (3)
    BIBL 611 Old Testament Theology (3) or BIBL 621 New Testament Theology (3) or Text Elective (3)
    Exegetical Seminar or Text elective (3)
    Intermediate language [or] Text elective (3)
    b. History, 9-12 hours
    BIBH 651 History of Christianity I (3)
    BIBH 652 History of Christianity II (3)
    BIBH 664 Advanced Restoration History (3)
    History elective or Theology elective (area 3b) (3)
  3. Interpretation, 21-24 hours
    Theological Languages, 12 hours
    BGRK 611 Elementary New Testament Greek I (3)
    BGRK 612 Elementary New Testament Greek II (3)
    BHEB 671 Introduction to Hebrew I (3)
    BHEB 672 Introduction to Hebrew II (3)
    b.  Systematic Theology, 6-9 hours
    BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3)
    Philosophy or Theology elective (3)
    Theology elective or History elective (area 2b) (3)
  4. The Church’s Mission, 12 hours
    BIBM 648 Christian Spiritual Formation (3)
    Ministry elective (3)
    Ministry or Missions elective (3)
    Missions elective (3)
  5. Portfolio review

Requirements for the Masters of Divinity in missions are:

  1. Context, 15 hours
    BIBM 602 GST Orientation (0)
    BIBM 603 Foundations of the Theology of Ministry (3)
    BIBM 657 Contexts of Ministry (3)
    BIBM 629 Field Education (3) or BIBM 609 Healthcare Ministry (3)
    BIBM 658 Leading in Contexts (3)
    BIBM 679 Theological Reflection in Practice (3)
  2. The Story of the Church, 24-27 hours:
    Scripture, 15 hours
    BIBL 610 Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
    BIBL 620 Advanced Introduction to the New Testament (3)
    BIBL 611 Old Testament Theology (3) or BIBL 621 New Testament Theology (3) or Text         Elective Exegetical Seminar or Text elective (3)
    Intermediate language or Text elective (3)
    b. History, 9-12 hours
    BIBH 651 History of Christianity I (3) or BIBH 674 Christian Mission in Global Contexts         (3)
    BIBH 652 History of Christianity II : Reformation to present (3) or BMIS 673 History of         Missions (3)
    BIBH 664 Advanced Restoration History (3)
    History elective or Theology elective (area 3b) (3)
  3. Interpretation, 21-24 hours
    Theological Languages, 12 hours
    BGRK 611 Elementary New Testament Greek I (3)
    BGRK 612 Elementary New Testament Greek II (3)
    BHEB 671 Introduction to Hebrew I (3)
    BHEB 672 Introduction to Hebrew II (3)
    b. Systematic Theology, 6-9 hours
    BIBD 660 Systematic Theology I (3) or BIBD 678 Introductions of the Philosophy of         Religion (3)
    BMIS 675 Theology of Mission(3)
    Theology elective or History elective (area 2b) (3)
  4. The Church’s Mission, 12 hours
    BIBM 648 Christian Spiritual Formation (3)
    Missions elective (3)
    Missions elective (3)
    Missions elective (3)
  5. Portfolio review

Persons admitted with some advanced theological study or with extensive undergraduate studies in Bible, religion, and ministry may receive up to 9 hours of advanced placement. For more information, please consult with your advisor.