Master of Divinity
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Developing Christian leaders for various forms of ministry is the primary function of the Master of Divinity program. Flexibility is a distinct characteristic of this program. The three-year course of study prepares individuals for pastoral leadership and ordination in most denominations. Graduates are equipped for a variety of related pastoral ministries: chaplaincy, church planting, missionary service, youth ministry, and other church staff ministries. The program also prepares capable persons for doctoral studies.
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Master of Divinity Objectives
- Spiritual maturity, moral character, and vision for ministry necessary for building the Body of Christ;
- Competence in leading the Body of Christ through preaching, evangelism, administration, and counseling;
- Commitment to the authority of the Scriptures for preaching and teaching so the Body of Christ might be equipped for fulfilling its worldwide mission of evangelism, discipleship, and social change;
Coherent understanding of the Bible, theology, Christian heritage, and church polity, enabling the graduate to make disciples in a congregation.
Master of Divinity Requirements for Graduation
• Satisfactory completion of 84 semester hours (or 85 with the Specialization in Pastoral Care and Counseling).
• Maintenance of a 2.25 grade point average.
• Recommendation of faculty.
Advanced standing for students with appropriate undergraduate courses, up to 14 credits, may be granted on a case-by-case basis.