The Master of Divinity degree prepares students for a variety of ministries ranging from service within a church setting to social ministries to chaplaincy to education. Students who wish to pursue additional graduate degrees (such as a ThM, DMin, or PhD) would want to earn the Master of Divinity.
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree requires a total of 90 semester hours. This degree program can be completed in a minimum of three years, enrolling in an average of 30 semester hours each year. Students may elect to earn the degree over a more extended period. The average student completes the degree in four years. A grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale is required for graduation.
Transfer students must have a 2.0 grade point average on all work completed and a 2.0 on work done at Campbell. Regardless of the number of credits eligible for transfer, the majority of credits toward the Master of Divinity degree must be completed through instruction offered by Campbell University.
The core curriculum is designed to prepare every student pursuing vocational or bi-vocational ministry with the basic biblical, theological, historical, and ministerial foundations needed for Christian ministry. Concentrations are then offered to permit students to focus in a chosen area of specialization in the following areas:
- Biblical Studies
- Christian Education
- Counseling and Chaplaincy
- Historical and Theological Studies
- Missions and Evangelism
- Music and Worship
- Preaching and Pastoral Ministry
- Urban and Social Ministry
Faculty advisers are available to counsel with students relative to curriculum selections. Throughout the curriculum, students are led to develop their spiritual lives and to engage in theological reflection and dialogue. Free electives are available for students to study in the areas of their interests and gifts.
Master of Divinity Curriculum
Biblical Studies – 12 hours
|DIV1100||New Testament I||3 hrs|
|DIV1101||New Testament II||3 hrs|
|DIV1200||Old Testament I||3 hrs|
|DIV1201||Old Testament II||3 hrs|
Students who desire to graduate “with languages” must complete a minimum of nine hours in Greek and Hebrew, including at least three hours in each.
Historical and Theological Studies – 12 hours
|DIV2000||Church History I||3 hrs|
|DIV2001||Church History II: Baptist History||3 hrs|
|DIV2002||Church History II: Denominational Heritage||3 hrs|
|DIV2200||Christian Theology||3 hrs|
|Advanced theology course from approved list|
Ministry Studies – 15 hours
|DIV3000||Evangelistic Mission of the Church||3 hrs|
|DIV3200||Christian Missions||3 hrs|
|DIV 3250||World Religions||3 hrs|
|DIV4000||Christian Worship||3 hrs|
|DIV4300||The Ministry of Preaching||3 hrs|
|DIV5100||Congregational Leadership and Administration||3 hrs|
|DIV5400||Pastoral Care||3 hrs|
|DIV5600||Counseling in Christian Ministry||3 hrs|
Spiritual and Vocational Formation – 10 hours
|DIV1000||Introduction to Theological Education||2 hrs|
|DIV4070||Worship and Spiritual Formation||1 hr|
|DIV8040||The Life and Work of the Minister||2 hrs|
|DIV8060 or DIV5475||Supervised Ministry (3hrs) or Clinical Pastoral Education (4 hrs)||3 – 4 hrs|
|DIV9090||Senior Synthesis||2 hrs|
|Total||49 – 50 hours|
Concentration and Elective Studies – 40 – 41 hours
Students will choose courses related to their ministry calling or chosen academic interest in consultation with an adviser. A minimum of 18 hours in a concentration must be included in the 90 hours required for the degree. With approval, students may take up to 9 hours in graduate courses outside the Divinity School that reflect contribution to the student’s concentration. Course requirements for the different concentrations are available in the Divinity School.
Total for MDiv Degree 90 hours
For More Information
Campbell University Divinity School
Office of Admissions
(800) 334-4111, ext. 1830