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Master of Divinity Degree

 The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program offers a three-year professional degree with the primary purpose of equipping persons for competent leadership in various forms of ministry in congregations and other religious institutions. There are two main delivery systems by which students may earn the Master of Divinity degree, the more Traditional Hour (TH) Program and the Non-Traditional Program (NTH). The TH Program is divided into four terms: Fall (12 weeks), Winter Session (3 weeks), Spring (12 weeks), and May Session (3 weeks). Students in the TH program take classes during the day, Tuesday through Friday.

The NTH school year is divided into four terms of 10 weeks each: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Classes are held Friday (6:30 to 10:30 pm) and Saturday (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with  chapel at 8:30-9:30 am).  Evening courses are also offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to10:30 p.m. A full-time TH student is expected to average 15-quarter hours (three courses) of work in each of the fall and the spring terms, and five hours (one course) in each of the winter and the May sessions.  A full-time student in the NTH program is expected to average 10 hours (two courses) of work in each of the four terms.  Expected are overloads caused by year long courses like Field Education and Spiritual Formation for Ministry.  

TYPICAL PATTERN OF THE TRADITIONAL HOUR (TH) PROGRAM OF STUDY

 

Fall    
BS500 Introduction to Biblical Studies
PT533 Introduction to Sermon Preparation
           & Worship
PT520 Field Education 

January    
ID 500 Introduction to Church and Ministry

Spring   
OT 501 Introduction to Old Testament 
NT501 Introduction to the New Testament
PT536 Christian Education
PT520 Field Education
Elective

May      
Elective

Middler Year

Fall      
CT622 Systematic Theology 1
CH640 History of Christianity
PT634 Preaching and Worship II
PT622 Field Education II

January               
Elective 

Spring   
CT623 Systematic Theology II
CH641 History of Religion in the US
PT631 Ministry of Pastoral Care
PT632 Church Administration
PT622 Field Education II
Elective  

May      
Elective

Senior Year

Fall       
CT 728
Christian Ethics
PT 735 Advanced Preaching & Worship
Elective
Elective 

January               
Elective 
ID700 Senior Seminar
Elective
Elective

       
TYPICAL PATTERN OF THE TRADITIONAL HOUR (NTH) PROGRAM OF STUDY

Fall
ID 500 Introduction to Church and Ministry
BS500 Introduction to Biblical Studies
PT520 Field Education

Winter
OT 501 Introduction to Old Testament
PT533 Introduction to Sermon 
                  Preparation & Worship 

 

Spring
NT501 Introduction to the New Testament
PT536 Christian Education

Summer 
PT 530
Introduction to Pastoral Care
Elective 

Middler Year

Fall 
PT632 Church Administration
CH640 History of Christianity
PT622 Field Education II

History of Christianity Field Education II

Winter  
CH641
History of Religion in the US
CT622 Systematic Theology 1  

Spring
CT623 Systematic Theology II
PT631 Ministry of Pastoral Care

Summer 
PT634
Preaching and Worship II
Elective 

Senior Year

Fall
PT 735
Advanced Preaching & Worship
CT 728 Christian Ethics 

January             
Elective
Elective  

Spring   
Elective
Elective

Summer
Elective 
Elective

 

 





FINANCIAL AID

The type of funding a student is eligible to receive depends on several factors.  All students are therefore asked to complete a need-analysis document known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to submit this form early (even before actual admission). If you have questions regarding financial aid please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Financial Aid at (804) 354-5924.

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For more information regarding the Master of Divinity Program or any of our academic programs please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Admissions at 804-257-5724.