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Master of Divinity
(on-campus or online)

Discover God’s Design

You’re passionate about professional ministry. You value rigorous academics. You need practical, hands-on experience. Through Baptist Bible Seminary’s Master of Divinity degree program, you will be equipped to handle the Scriptures accurately, serve the church effectively and love all people equally.

You will maximize your studies through a core curriculum of Bible, biblical languages, theology, and ministry courses as well as specialty courses and first-hand experience for practicality and excellence in ministry.

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Credit Hours

Immediate Experience 

You will gain immediate ministry experience through a 12-credit hour internship or integrative ministry project. This will hone your ministry skills in a tangible, sound and practical teaching environment.

Choose a Format

Choose to earn your Master of Divinity degree on campus, online or a combination of both. These formats are designed to work with your schedule, allowing you to choose the method of learning that works best for you and your goals.

Online

You can complete the coursework for your entire degree online, and you will finish with a hands-on integrative ministry project.

Residential

You can experience once-a-week classes that meet weekly on the nationally recognized beautiful campus of Clarks Summit University.

Module

You may also be able to complete select courses in a two week module. Modules are full courses concentrated into two weeks of on-campus study throughout the year; they may require work before and after the course on your own. On-campus housing and meal plans are available.

Your Courses

You’ll interact within small class sizes and with professors who really care about you and your goals.

You also have the opportunity for dual enrollment through our Advanced Pastoral Program, allowing you to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree simultaneously.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

Master of Divinity Pastoral Track: based on advanced standing with Greek
  • 60 credit hours of required courses
  • 15 credit hours of elective courses
  • 12 credit hours of a one-year internship center residence

Bible and Theology Courses—33 credits
BI604 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
TH500 Foundations of the Christian Faith
TH531 God’s Plan for the Ages
TH563 Pneumatology & Ecclesiology
TH708 Doctrinal Paper
OT500 Introduction to Old Testament & Old Testament Literature
OT502 Elements of Hebrew – 1
OT503 Elements of Hebrew – 2
OT600 Hebrew Exegesis
NT501 Introduction to New Testament & New Testament Literature
NT506 Greek Exegetical Methods

Church and Culture Courses—9 credits
Choose Three Courses:    
MI815 World Ministry and the Local Church
PT509 Evangelism and the Growing Church
PT609 Contemporary Cultural Engagement
CH601 Church History
TH809 Introduction to Apologetics

Life and Ministry Courses—18 credits
PT512 Principles of Spiritual Formation
PT611 Preaching the Old Testament
PT612 Preaching the New Testament
PT510 Pastoral Ministry Skills
PT520 Theology and Practice of Worship
Choose One Course:
PT500 Training Ministries of the Church
PT800 The Theology & Practice of Family

Elective Courses—15 credits

Internship Courses—12 credits
PT714 Internship Colloquy (0)
PT740 Internship I (6)
PT741 Internship II (6)

Master of Divinity General Ministries Track: based on advanced standing with Greek

87 total credit hours
All courses are three credits unless noted otherwise.

  • 66 credit hours of required courses
  • 9 credit hours of elective courses
  • 12 credit hours of integrated ministry projects

Bible and Theology Courses—39 credits
BI604 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
TH500 Foundations of the Christian Faith
TH531 God’s Plan for the Ages
TH563 Pneumatology & Ecclesiology 
TH708 Doctrinal Paper
OT500 Introduction to Old Testament & Old Testament Literature
OT502 Elements of Hebrew – 1
OT503 Elements of Hebrew – 2
OT600 Hebrew Exegesis
NT501 Introduction to New Testament & New Testament Literature
NT506 Greek Exegetical Methods

Church and Culture Courses—9 credits
Choose Three Courses:                                        
MI815 World Ministry and the Local Church
PT509 Evangelism and the Growing Church
PT609 Contemporary Cultural Engagement
CH601 Church History
TH809 Introduction to Apologetics

Life and Ministry Courses—18 credits
GM611 Communicating the Old Testament
GM612 Communicating the New Testament
PT512 Principles of Spiritual Formation
PT500 Training Ministries of the Church
PT520 Theology and Practice of Worship                                          
PT800 The Theology & Practice of Family 

Elective Courses—9 credits

Internship Courses—12 credits
GM701 Integrated Ministry Project 1
GM702 Integrated Ministry Project 2
GM703 Integrated Ministry Project 3
GM704 Integrated Ministry Project 4

Master of Divinity Pastoral Track: based on undergraduate degree without Greek

87 total credit hours
All courses are three credits unless noted otherwise.

  • 66 credit hours of required courses
  • 9 credit hours of elective courses
  • 12 credit hours of a one-year internship center residence

Bible and Theology Courses—39 credits
BI604 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
TH500 Foundations of the Christian Faith
TH531 God’s Plan for the Ages
TH563 Pneumatology & Ecclesiology 
TH708 Doctrinal Paper
OT500 Introduction to Old Testament & Old Testament Literature
OT502 Elements of Hebrew – 1
OT503 Elements of Hebrew – 2
OT600 Hebrew Exegesis
NT501 Introduction to New Testament & New Testament Literature
NT502 Elements of Greek – 1
NT503 Elements of Greek – 2
NT506 Greek Exegetical Methods

Church and Culture Courses—9 credits
Choose Three Courses:                                        
MI815 World Ministry and the Local Church
PT509 Evangelism and the Growing Church
PT609 Contemporary Cultural Engagement
CH601 Church History
TH809 Introduction to Apologetics

Life and Ministry Courses—18 credits
PT512 Principles of Spiritual Formation
PT611 Preaching the Old Testament
PT612 Preaching the New Testament
PT510 Pastoral Ministry Skills
PT520 Theology and Practice of Worship
Choose One Course:                                           
PT500 Training Ministries of the Church
PT800 The Theology & Practice of Family 

Elective Courses—9 credits

Internship Courses—12 credits
PT714 Internship Colloquy (0)
PT740 Internship I (6)
PT741 Internship II (6)

Master of Divinity General Ministries Track: based on undergraduate degree without Greek

87 total credit hours
All courses are three credits unless noted otherwise.

  • 66 credit hours of required courses
  • 9 credit hours of elective courses
  • 12 credit hours of integrated ministry projects

Bible and Theology Courses—39 credits
BI604 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
TH500 Foundations of the Christian Faith
TH531 God’s Plan for the Ages
TH563 Pneumatology & Ecclesiology 
TH708 Doctrinal Paper
OT500 Introduction to Old Testament & Old Testament Literature
OT502 Elements of Hebrew – 1
OT503 Elements of Hebrew – 2
OT600 Hebrew Exegesis
NT501 Introduction to New Testament & New Testament Literature
NT502 Elements of Greek – 1
NT503 Elements of Greek – 2
NT506 Greek Exegetical Methods

Church and Culture Courses—9 credits
Choose Three Courses:                                        
MI815 World Ministry and the Local Church
PT509 Evangelism and the Growing Church
PT609 Contemporary Cultural Engagement
CH601 Church History
TH809 Introduction to Apologetics

Life and Ministry Courses—18 credits
GM611 Communicating the Old Testament
GM612 Preaching the New Testament
PT512 Principles of Spiritual Formation
PT500 Training Ministries of the Church
PT520 Theology and Practice of Worship                                          
PT800 The Theology & Practice of Family 

Elective Courses—9 credits

Internship Courses—12 credits
GM701 Integrated Ministry Project 1
GM702 Integrated Ministry Project 2
GM703 Integrated Ministry Project 3
GM704 Integrated Ministry Project 4

Online Program
Start Dates

May 9, 2022
August 15, 2022
October 17, 2022

 

Sharpen your skills. Reach your goals. 

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ONLINE BENEFITS

I have been taught about the sufficiency of Scripture and how to use it to guide everyday decisions. Further, I’ve been taught how to better communicate the message of Scripture to those I do ministry with and minister to.

                                                                                                       

Program Highlights 

  • Powerful discounts are available to help reduce your tuition costs.
  • You can experience life on-campus by taking residential classes.
  • Take advantage of on-campus living or accommodations in the nearby region.
  • Your spouse will be eligible for one class per semester free of charge, for a maximum of six credits per year through our Spouse Tuition Grant.

Choosing Online 

Further your ministry without leaving your ministry with online learning. You will not have to be present during specific times, making this online degree truly flexible to work with your schedule.

Join our Community

Mentorship and community are hallmarks of a BBS education, and you’ll experience that culture in both our online and residential programs. Expect to find the support, encouragement and advice you need to reach your goals.

 

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