Master of Divinity Accelerated Track

75 hour Accelerated M.Div. (Thesis Track)

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The Master of Divinity is the standard professional degree for ministry. This program prepares students for professional Christian ministry through in-depth study of biblical leadership principles and strategies as well as intensive study of the Scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith. The 75 hour Accelerated Master of Divinity Thesis Track allows students to build upon their undergraduate theological training and continue their education while gaining the skills they will need to continue on into a doctoral program.

Entrance Requirements

The student must have an undergraduate degree in biblical or related religious studies from an accredited college or university with a minimum grade of B for each course. The student’s undergraduate major should be in a discipline directly related to the courses in the Accelerated M.Div. curriculum. The Accelerated M.Div. is built upon 36 hours of prerequisites. The student’s transcript must reflect the prerequisites as listed below.

Course Title


Biblical Hermeneutics (School of Religion BIBL 350)


Basic Old Testament Surveys (SOR BIBL 105 and OT 300 or 400 Elective)


Basic New Testament Surveys (SOR BIBL 110 and NT 300 or 400 Elective)


Church History  (SOR CHHI 301-302)


Systematic Theology I and II (SOR THEO 201-202)


Christian Ministries (SOR CHMN 201, YOUT 201)


Contemporary Theological Issues (SOR THEO 350)




The prerequisites in Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, may each be completed with two survey courses or with one survey course and an additional elective in the same discipline. In either case, the prerequisite courses must cover the entire range of material covered in the LBTS courses.

Students who have not fulfilled all prerequisites may complete the remaining prerequisites, not to exceed 2 courses (6 hours), at the beginning of work toward the degree.

Academic Information


  • Biblical Studies
  • Church History
  • Global Studies
  • Homiletics
  • Theology


Sampling of program courses:

  • Hermeneutics: NBST 610
  • Hebrews: NBST 621
  • Theology of Pastoral Ministry: LEAD 635
  • Leading the Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church: DSMN 660

Program of Study

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Potential Careers

  • Senior pastor
  • Youth pastor
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Church planter
  • Worship leader
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Apologist

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