The Master of Divinity (M. Div.) curriculum integrates an in-depth study of the Bible with the standard historical, theological and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for ministry in the 21st century.
The program includes a sequence of 32 different 3-credit hour courses – totaling 96 degree program hours – that are designed to teach all 66 books of the Bible over a typical 3-year course of study offered during two standard semesters per year, plus summer intensives. An additional intensive may be necessary to satisfy denominational requirements.
The M. Div. program is available for both FULL-TIME students (registered for 9 or more credit hours per semester) and PART-TIME students. Auditing may be available for some courses on a limited basis.
Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes
There are three objectives and student learning outcomes for this program that also permeates every course. They are:
The seminary will teach, and the student will understand and be able to exposit and explain all the book(s) of the Bible covered in program in addition to the specific book(s) of the Bible for a specific course.
The seminary will teach, and the student will become equipped to utilize the Master of Divinity discipline(s) associated with the program and each course in work and life.
The seminary will teach and the student will come to understand how the 7 core values of The Bible Seminary impact their program, courses, life, and future work.
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