Graduate School of Theology - Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is the basic degree in theological education. It is an 84-hour comprehensive program of studies designed to prepare graduates to serve as pulpit ministers, counselors, Christian educators, campus ministers, other ministers of the church and chaplains, and it provides the foundation for the PhD, ThD and DMin degrees. This three-year program seeks to provide a knowledge of the Bible and related disciplines, to integrate the knowledge of these disciplines with the skills for various ministries and to provide the opportunity for spiritual formation. Co-curricular experiences, such as the mentoring program and the Supervised Practice of Ministry, seek to nurture the whole person in preparation for ministry.

Advanced placement is given for students who have completed Greek and Hebrew. Consult with the advisor.

 

MASTER OF DIVINITY (MINISTRY)

Timothy Sensing, Advisor
ACU Box 29416, Abilene, Texas 79699-9416
Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Room 302
Phone: 325-674-3792
Fax: 325-674-6716
Email: sensing@bible.acu.edu

Major Code: BMDI

Requirements for the MDiv in ministry are:
          1. Orientation:
              BIBM 602 GST Orientation

          2. Tools, 15 hours: consult with advisor.
              BHEB 671, 672 Introduction to Hebrew I, II
              BGRK 611, 612 Elementary New Testament Greek I, II
              BIBL 627 Biblical Exegesis

          3. Bible core, 18 hours:
              BGRK 621 Intermediate New Testament Greek or
                   BHEB 681 Intermediate Hebrew
              BIBL 610, 620 Advanced Introduction to the Old/New Testament
              BIBL 611 Old Testament Theology or
                   BIBL 621 New Testament Theology or
                   Text selection
              Text selections, 6 hours

          4. History and theology, 15 hours:
              BIBH 651, 652 History of Christianity I, II
              BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology
              BIBH 664 Advanced Restoration History
              Theology/Philosophy selection, 3 hours

          5. Ministry, 24 hours:
              BIBM 607 Introduction to Christian Ministry
              BIBM 651, 652, 656 Supervised Practice of Ministry I, II and VI
              BIBM 629 Field Education
              BIBM 670 Worship or
                   BIBM 648 Christian Spiritual Formation
              BIBM 679 Theological Reflection in Practice
              Preaching/Communication, 3 hours
              Mission/evangelism, 3 hours
              Ministry selection, 3 hours

          6. General electives, 9 hours: consult with advisor.

          7. BIBD 672 Introduction to Graduate Studies, 3 hours (or elective, consult with advisor).

          8. Comprehensive exam.

          9. English Bible exam.

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MASTER OF DIVINITY (MISSIONS)

Chris Flanders, Advisor
ACU Box 29441, Abilene, Texas 79699-9441
Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Room 291
Phone: 325-674-3742
Fax: 325-674-6180
Email: flanders@bible.acu.edu

The missions track is designed for those who plan to evangelize domestically or abroad. It also equips students with advanced academic skills in preparation for doctoral work.

Major Code: MDVM

Requirements for the MDiv in missions are:

          1. Orientation:
              BIBM 602 GST Orientation

          2. Tools, 15 hours: consult with advisor.
              BHEB 671, 672 Introduction to Hebrew I, II
              BGRK 611, 612 Elementary New Testament Greek I, II
              BIBL 627 Biblical Exegesis

          3. Bible core, 15 hours:
              BIBL 610, 620 Advanced Introduction to the Old/New Testament
              BGRK 621 Intermediate New Testament Greek or
                   BHEB 681 Intermediate Hebrew
              BIBL 611 Old Testament Theology or
                   BIBL 621 New Testament Theology or
                   Text selection
              Text selection, 3 hours

          4. History/Theology, 15 hours:
              BIBH 664 Advanced Restoration History
              BIBH 651 History of Christianity I or
                   BIBH 652 History of Christianity II or
                   BIBH 674 Mission and Expansion of Christianity
              BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology or
                   BIBD 661 Theological Explorations or
                   BIBD 678 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
              BMIS 673 History of Missions
              BMIS 675 Theology of Mission

          5. Missions/Ministry, 30 hours:
              BIBM 679 Theological Reflection in Practice
              BIBM 648 Christian Spiritual Formation
              BIBM 651, 652, and 656 Supervised Practice of Ministry I, II, and VI or
                   BMIS 610 Evangelism in North America
              BIBM 629 Field Education
              Missions selections, 15 hours
              Preaching/communication, 3 hours

          6. Electives, 6 hours: consult with advisor.

          7. BIBD 672 Introduction to Graduate Studies, 3 hours; (or elective, consult with advisor).

          8. Comprehensive exam.

          9. English Bible exam.

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