Master of Divinity - Degree Schedule

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The table below outlines a general degree schedule for a full-time student. Actual schedule depends on available courses and may vary for individual students.

First Year
Fall Semester I   Spring Semester I
BSM 501: Bible Study Methods I - Esther, Obadiah, Mark 3 BSM 502: Bible Study Methods II - Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, Philemon 3
THE 501: Theology I - Genesis, Gospel of John 3 THE 502: Theology II - Romans, Hebrews 3
HEB 501: Hebrew I - Jonah, Nahum 3 HEB 502: Hebrew II - Micah, Malachi 3
MIS 501: Missions I - (Perspectives on the World Christian Movement) 3 PRA 501: Prayer and Worship I - Leviticus, 1 & 2 Chronicles 3
SFM 501: Spiritual Formation & Ministry I/OT Survey - Exodus, Numbers 3 SFM 502: Spiritual Formation & Ministry II/NT Survey - Matthew 3
Total Hours = 15 Total Hours = 15
Intensive (3 hours) - INT 501: Cross-cultural Missions, or INT 502: Vocational Ministry

Second Year
Fall Semester II   Spring Semester II
PAS 501: Pastor-Shepherd I - Job, Jeremiah, Lamentations 3 PAS 502: Pastor-Shepherd II - Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians 3
THE 503: Theology III - 1 & 2 Corinthians; 1 & 2 Timothy 3 THE 504: Theology IV - Joel, Daniel, Revelation 3
THE 510: Church History - Acts 3 THE 511: Church History II - (Holy Land Trip) 3
GRK 501: Greek Language I - Jude, 2 & 3 John 3 GRK 502: Greek Language II - 1 Peter 3

SFM 503: Spiritual Formation & Ministry III - Judges
(Alternate THE 520: Biblical Archaeology - Judges)

3 PRE 501: Expository Preaching/Teaching I - Isaiah 3
Total Hours = 15 Total Hours = 15
Intensive (3 hours) - INT 501: Cross-cultural Missions, or INT 502: Vocational Ministry

Third Year
Fall Semester III   Spring Semester III
PRE 502: Expository Preaching/Teaching II - 1 & 2 Thessalonians 3 MIS 503: Evangelism/Church Planting - 2 Peter 3
DIS 501: Discipleship I - Deuteronomy, Galatians 3 APO 501: Discipleship II/Apologetics - Proverbs, James, 1 John 3
PAS 511: Pastor-Leader I - Titus, 1 & 2 Kings 3 PAS 512: Pastor-Leader II - Joshua, Ezra, Nehemiah 3
PRA 502: Prayer and Worship II - Luke, Psalms 3 MIS 502: Missions II - Hosea, Amos, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Zechariah 3
SFM 505: Spiritual Formation & Ministry V - Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes (Career Placement) 3 SFM 506: Spiritual Formation & Ministry VI - Ezekiel 3
Total Hours = 15 Total Hours = 15

Cumulative Total = 96 Hours (32 courses)

Course objectives – To walk students through the book(s) of the Bible specified, while also providing professional training in the classic MDiv disciplines denoted by each course name. A third objective includes teaching, modeling, and instilling the 7 Core Values of The Bible Seminary.

Course sequence – Although the above schedule indicates the preferred design sequence for Master of Divinity students, other than language courses, most courses are independently self-contained and can be taken in any order.


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