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School of Theology and Ministry

Degree Requirements

Below is a list of degree requirements for the Master of Divinity degree.

  • All credits are quarter credits
  • Years average is based on FT at 3 classes per quarter

I. Scripture

Fifteen credits

  • Hebrew Scripture
  • Christian Scriptures: Narratives
  • Christian Scriptures: Letters
  • Elective in Hebrew Scripture
  • Elective in Scripture

II. Systematic and Historical Theology

Twenty-four credits

  • Christian Anthropology
  • Christology
  • God, Creation, and Trinity
  • Theology in an Ecumenical Context
  • Hermeneutics
  • Elective in Systematic Theology
  • Elective in Historical Theology
  • History of Ancient Christianity, or History of Medieval Christianity

III. Spirituality, Ethics, and Justice

Eighteen credits

  • Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer
  • Spiritual Discernment
  • Ministry in a Multicultural Context
  • Christian Sexuality
  • Christian Ethics
  • Elective in Ethics or Justice

IV. Pastoral Skills and Ministerial Formation

Twenty-seven credits

  • Pastoral Care Skills
  • Fostering Communities of Faith
  • Ministerial and Theological Integration I
  • Ministerial and Theological Integration II
  • Ministerial and Theological Integration III
  • Theology of Pastoral Leadership I
  • Theology of Pastoral Leadership II
  • MDiv Synthesis
  • Elective in Religious Education

V. Worship and Liturgy

Six credits

  • Sacramental and Liturgical Theology or Theology and Practice of Worship
  • Elective in Worship/Liturgy

VI. Electives (18)

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