Degree Plan

Master of Divinity

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.

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:

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

Core Curriculum – 63-64 hours

Biblical Studies – 15 hours

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
DIVI 1100 New Testament I 3 hrs.
DIVI 1101 New Testament II 3 hrs.
DIVI 1200 Old Testament I 3 hrs.
DIVI 1201 Old Testament II 3 hrs.
  Advanced Bible Book, Special Topic, Biblical Language, OR Teaching the Bible to Youth and Adults 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 – 15 hours

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
DIVI 2000 Church History I 3 hrs.
DIVI 2002
DIVI 2003
DIVI 2002 – Church History II: Baptist History
DIVI 2003 – Church History II: Denominational Heritage
3 hrs.
DIVI 2200 Christian Theology, Advanced Theology Course 6 hrs.
  Advanced Elective: History or Theology 3 hrs.

Ministry Studies – 33-34 hours

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Global Mission and World Religions (6 hrs.)
DIVI 3200 Christian Mission 3 hrs.
DIVI 3250
DIVI 6120
DIVI 3273
DIVI 1450
Upper level Mission Course
DIVI 3250 World Religions
DIVI 6120 Making and Equipping Disciples
DIVI 3273 Mission Immersion Experience
DIVI 1450 Study Tour
Upper level Mission Course
3 hrs. each
Communication and Worship (6 hrs.)
DIVI 4000 Christian Worship 3 hrs.
DIVI 4300 Ministry of Preaching 3 hrs.
Leadership (6 hrs.)
DIVI 8040 Life and Work of the Minister 3 hrs.
DIVI 5100
DIVI 8105
DIVI 8042
DIVI 5100 Congregational Leadership
DIVI 8105 Models of Faith and Leadership
DIVI 8042 Women in Christian Leadership
3 hrs. each
Pastoral Care & Counseling (6-7 hrs.)
DIVI 8050
DIVI 5475
DIVI 8050 Supervised Ministry
DIVI 5475 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
4 hrs. each
DIVI 5400
DIVI 5600
DIVI 5400 Pastoral Care
DIVI 5600 Counseling and Christian Ministry
3 hrs. each
Spiritual Formation (9 hrs.)
DIVI 1000 Intro to Theological Education 3 hrs.
DIVI 4090 Spiritual Formation for Christian Leaders 3 hrs.
DIVI 9090 Senior Synthesis 3 hrs.

Concentration and Elective Studies – 26-27 hours

Total for MDiv Degree: 90 hours


Transfer Information

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.

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