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Master of Divinity

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.


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


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


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.

“BBS has long been known for its strong defense of Dispensational Premillennialism. Exposition of Daniel and Revelation served as an excellent foundation for me to connect the biblical dots when it comes to eschatology.” -Jonathan Dingeldine


Master of Divinity Pastoral Track: based on advanced standing with Greek

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

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

PT740 Internship I

PT741 Internship II

Online Program
Start Dates

March 8, 2021
May 10, 2021
August 16 & 23, 2021
October 18, 2021


Sharpen your skills. Reach your goals. 

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M.Div. graduate

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.


complete your degree in as little as 3 years

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