M.Div. – Accelerated 75 Hour Degree with Thesis

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Get prepared for your ministry career with the Master of Divinity, the standard professional degree for ministry. This degree will equip you with an in-depth study of biblical leadership principles and strategies as well as intensive study of the Scriptures and fundamental truths of the Christian faith.

With the 75-hour Accelerated Master of Divinity Thesis Track, you can build on your undergraduate theological training and continue your education while gaining the skills you’ll need to later enter a doctoral program.

Entrance Requirements

As a student, you 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. Your 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. Your transcript must reflect the prerequisites as listed below.

  • Biblical Hermeneutics (BIBL 350) – 3 hours
  • Basic Old Testament Surveys (BIBL 105 and OT 300 or 400 Elective) – 6 hours
  • Basic New Testament Surveys (BIBL 110 and NT 300 or 400 Elective) – 6 hours
  • Church History  (CHHI 301-302) – 6 hours
  • Systematic Theology I and II (THEO 201-202) – 6 hours
  • Christian Ministries (CHMN 201, YOUT 201) – 6 hours
  • Contemporary Theological Issues (THEO 350) – 3 hours
    • Total – 36

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 Rawlings School of Divinity 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


Courses You Could Take

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

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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