Master of Divinity-Pastoral Ministry
The Master of Divinity is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for effective ministry as a pastor, associate pastor, church planter, evangelist, or missionary. This is a three-year program primarily related to preparation for the pastoral and missionary ministry, requiring ninety semester hours of academic credit for graduation.
The Master of Divinity program is designed to promote growth toward personal maturity and professional ministry competence. The objectives of the program are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, the practice of ministry through the Practical Missions program, chapel services, and student organizations.
The Master of Divinity program seeks to guide students to develop the ability to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in the church, the community, and the world.
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).
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student in the Master of Divinity program must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” as set forth in the Catalog
. In addition each student in the Master of Divinity program must complete the ninety semester hours of courses specified in the course listing.
The Master of Divinity program includes two components:
(1) 78 semester hours of required courses
(2) 12 semester hours of elective courses.