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Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program prepares students for the ordained gospel ministry as pastors, chaplains, missionaries, and evangelists. The health of the church and society depends upon the faithful ministry of the Word of God. The Master of Divinity program’s purpose is to train men to serve the church as knowledgeable pastors with servants’ hearts. Because the Seminary Board and faculty believe that Scripture limits the role of official teaching and leadership in the church to qualified men, only men are admitted to the Master of Divinity program. Women are invited to enroll in the Master of Theological Studies program.

To qualify for admission to the Master of Divinity program the applicant must be a dedicated Christian who has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree or its equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.67 (B-) or higher. Applicants who fall below this average may be admitted, but the Registrar will review their seminary academic work on a regular basis. Applicants without Bachelor of Arts degrees are evaluated on an individual basis.

Bachelor of Arts majors in English, Greek, History, or Philosophy are recommended as preparation for theological study. Ordinarily at least two years or four courses of Greek, or their equivalent, is a prerequisite for obtaining the Master of Divinity degree. A minimum of credits in the following areas is strongly recommended: eight courses in the humanities, including two semester-length courses each in English (including grammar and composition), history (including classical history), and philosophy (including a survey of ancient philosophy); two years (four courses) of Greek; two courses in natural science, two courses in social science; two courses in public speaking.

Mid-America recognizes that increasing numbers of students are seeking Master of Divinity degrees after some time in the work force. These students may not have followed a traditional pre-seminary track of college education and may need special instruction to meet prerequisite requirements. The Seminary works closely with these students to meet their needs.

A limited number of students who have not earned the B.A. degree, but whose life experience suggests that they would be suitable M.Div. students, may apply for the M.Div program. The following “core” prerequisites are strongly recommended for such non-B.A. degree students: two college-level English courses, one of which must include grammar and composition; two college-level history courses, one of which must include classical history; two college-level courses, one of which must provide a survey of ancient philosophy; and four college-level biblical or Koine Greek courses.

If a student’s performance in the academic areas specifed above has been deficient, either in course selections or grades, faculty may require additional work. This will be done in consultation with the student.

Each transcript will be evaluated on its own merits. Competency examinations may be offered to those who have covered certain areas of theological study in their college work. For more information on the application process, please check out the how to apply page. This process should be completed before May 1 of the first year of study.

Junior Year


Class #

Class Name

Sem

Hrs

YEARLY TOTAL COURSE HOURS  

 

34

OT 113

Basic Hebrew

F

3

NT 113

Introduction to New Testament

F

3

CH 112

Ancient Church History

F

2

AS 112

Introduction to Apologetics

F

2

DD 112

Theological Foundations

F

2

PS 114

Homiletics and Catechetics

F

4

GK 201

New Testament Greek

F

3

OT 112

Hebrew

I

2

OT 133

Interpretation of Revelation before the Monarchy

S

3

 BD 133

Biblical Hermeneutics

S

3

 DS 133

Theology Proper (The Doctrine of God)

S

3

 PS 132

Public Worship

S

2

 PS 133

Pastoral Care and Counseling

S

3

 PP 131

Catechism Sermon

S

1

 GK 202

New Testament Greek

S

3

Middler Year


Class #

Class Name

Sem

Hrs

Yearly TOTAL course hours

 

35

OT 214

Interpretation of the Revelation before the Monarchy

F

4

MO 211

Applied Exegesis

F

1

NT 213

Interpretation of the Gospels and Acts

F

3

MN 211

Applied Exegesis

F

1

DS 212

Anthropology (The Doctrine of Humanity)

F

2

DS 213

Christology

F

3

 

Elective

F

2

 

Elective

I

2

OT 233

Interpretation of Revelation in the Period of the Monarch

S

3

MO 211

Applied Exegesis

S

1

NT 233

Interpretation of the Pauline Epistles

S

3

MN 231

Applied Exegesis

S

1

CH 234

Medieval and Reformation Church

S

4

DS 233

Pneumatology

S

3

PS 232

Applied Pastoral Counseling

S

2

Senior Year


Class #

Class Name

Sem

Hrs

YEARLY TOTAL COURSE HOURS

 

32

OT 313

Interpretation of Revelation in the Exilic/Post-Exilic Periods

F

2

MO 311

Applied Exegesis

F

1

AS 313

Applied Apologetics

F

3

ES 313

Christian Ethics

F

3

DS 313

Ecclesiology

F

3

PS 313

Missions and Evangelism

F

3

 

Elective

I

2

NT 333

Interpretation of the General Epistles and Revelation

S

3

MN 331

Applied Exegesis

S

1

ED 333

Denominational Hist/Government

S

3

CH 334

Modern Church History

S

4

DS 332

Eschatology

S

2

 

Elective

S

2

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