Master of Divinity in Missiology and Intercultural Studies

Description
The Master of Divinity in Missiology and Intercultural Studies  is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for effective service as a cross-cultural missionary. This is a three-year program primarily related to preparation for missionary ministry, requiring ninety semester hours of academic credit for graduation. Final academic credits may be earned in two different ways:
     On-campus studies: A student may finish in residence at the Cordova campus, or,
     On-field studies: Final academic credits may be earned on an assigned mission field where students will serve a two or three-year appointment with a mission sending agency approved by the missions department. During the field service, students will serve under the supervision of a missionary doing field ministry as perscribed by the mission sending agency.
 
Admission Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements to the Seminary, applicants for admission to any master degree program must meet additional requirements. All applicants to any master degree program must be at least twenty years old by the time of their first registration. All applicants to master degree programs must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree or equivalent (see the Catalog for full details and exceptions).

 

Completion Requirements
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student in the Master of Divinity in Missiology and Intercultural Studies program must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” as set forth in the Catalog. In addition each student in the Master of Divinity in Missiology and Intercultural Studies program must complete the ninety semester hours of courses specified in the course listing.

 

The Master of Divinity program includes two components:
     (1) Completing 90 semester hours of course work on campus, or,
     (2) Completing two years of course work on campus and two years of advanced courses completed on the mission field (2+2).
 

Master of Divinity in Missiology and Intercultural Studies On-campus Course Requirements

Course requirements for 2+2: During the third year of study while serving on the mission field, students will take Traditional Religions, World Religions, and Cults; Anthropology and Worldview; and construct an Annotated Bibliography. During the fourth year, students will write a master missions thesis.

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

Beginning Greek 1, 2

History of Christianity

Personal Evangelism

Introduction to Missions

Hermeneutics

Apologetics

Introduction to Research and Writing

 

 

SECOND YEAR

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Hebrew Grammar 1, 2

Preaching or Teaching 1, 2

Strategies of Missions and Leadership Development

Old Testament Elective

 

THIRD YEAR

History of the Baptists

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Traditional Religions, World Religions, and Cults

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Spiritual Formation

Anthropology and Worldview

Missions Elective

Introduction to Worship

Theology Elective

New Testament Elective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OT 5101-5102

GR 5801-5802

CH 6001

EV 6200

MS 6370

BH 5100

PH 6910

EN 7900

 

 

 

NT 5601-5602

TH 6701-6702

HB 5401-5402

HM 7001-HM 7005

 

MS 6332

 

 

 

CH 6150

CN 7103

 

MS 6405

CN 7103

PM 7300

MS 6520

 

CM 7700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

6

6

6

3

3

3

 

 

 

3

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

   30

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                                  90

 

 

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