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MASTER OF DIVINITY - M.Div.

Purpose

The Master of Divinity degree is the normative degree to prepare persons for ordained ministry and for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings.

ONLINE SEMINARY DEGREE PROGRAM SUMMARY

Degree Program Parts

Credit Hours

Part I - Core Courses

15

Par II - Major Courses

50

Part III - Thesis Work

25

Total Credit Hours Required

90

 

DEGREE PROGRAM BREAKDOWN

Part I - Core Courses*

Credit Hours

Old Testament Survey (I, II, III)

3

New Testament Survey 3
Bible Study Methods 3
Hermeneutics I 3
Introduction to Systematic Theology 3

*Core Courses taken in the past may be transferred and credited upon receipt of transcripts.

 

Part II - Major Courses**

Credit Hours

Systematic Theology I

4

Systematic Theology II

4
Ethics I 3
Life of Paul I 3
Apologetics I 3
Life of Christ I 4
Christian Counseling I 4
Homiletics I 3
Ministry I 3
Christian History I 4
Evangelism I 3
Interdisciplinary Theology Method 3

Three (3) Electives***

9

**Major Courses taken in the past may be transferred and credited upon receipt of transcripts.
***Life and/or Educational Experience can be applied to elective credits.

 

Part III - Thesis Work

Credit Hours

Thesis Proposal

5

Thesis

20

 

SPECIAL NOTE: Although we encourage that you obtain through other means a basic level course in the language of the Bible, Northwestern Theological Seminary has opted not to offer Hebrew or Greek as part of the Online Master of Divinity Program. These have been replaced with electives.

 

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