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MASTER'S PROGRAMS

Master of Ministry (M.Min.)
[100% Online Live Courses]
30 credits

The M.Min. degree is a one-of-a-kind professional graduate ministry degree that is especially designed for individuals serving in Christian ministry.

This is a program specifically designed for individuals already in ministry who wish to improve their ministry skills, and those who are in a transition to ministry or who hope to do so in the future.

Entrance into the Master of Ministry program requires an acceptable bachelor's degree from an approved institution, and the resources necessary to access the Internet.  You may use relevant acceptable credits taken in a previous Bible related master's program to replace up to 6 credits (2 courses).   Click HERE for more details.
 

DOCTORATE PROGRAMS

Doctor of Biblical Studies (D.B.S.)
[With Concentrations]
34-47credits

The D.B.S. degree allows the student to major in a wide range of ministry related subjects.  It is an ideal degree for those individuals who wish to earn a doctorate, but who have not completed original language studies at the graduate level, and who prefer to complete a doctorate degree without the stricter requirements of a traditional dissertation.

Entrance into the Doctor of Biblical Studies program requires an acceptable earned master's degree.  You may use relevant acceptable credits taken in a previous Bible related doctoral program to reduce the number of credits needed to graduate.  Please discuss the entrance requirements for this degree with a Divinity School Admissions Advisor.

Master of Arts in Christian Studies (M.A.C.S.)
[With Concentrations]
34-40 credits

The M.A.C.S. degree can be earned across a range of concentrations making it an ideal choice for those individuals who wish to earn a master's degree that will allow maximum opportunity to develop both academically and personally as they complete a challenging graduate program under the guidance of senior faculty.

Entrance into the Master of Arts in Christian Studies program requires an acceptable bachelor's degree from an approved institution.  You may use relevant acceptable credits taken in a previous Bible related master's program to reduce the number of credits needed to graduate.   Please discuss the requirements for this degree with a Divinity School Admissions Advisor.

 

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
[Standard Curriculum]
86 credits

The standard curriculum M.Div. degree is the traditional degree for those desiring to take a more standardized approach to ministry education.  It is also the recognized prerequisite degree for acceptance into the Doctor of Ministry degree.

Entrance into the Master of Divinity standard curriculum program requires an acceptable bachelor's degree from an approved institution.  Please discuss the requirements for this degree with a Divinity School Admissions Advisor.

The degree completion program is ideal for those with an uncompleted M.Div. degree. Therefore, those individuals who may have, for a variety of reasons, dropped out of their M.Div. program, can now reach their goal!  It is also ideal for those who have earned a relevant graduate degree (e.g. M.Min., M.R.E., M.A.R., M.A. in Biblical Studies, etc.). of not less than 30 credits, and who wish to up-grade to the Master of Divinity degree.

Total credits required for the M.Div. is 86. Entrance requires not less than 30 previously earned acceptable credits.  Total credits required are not less than 24 and not more than 56 (depending on the total credits accepted for transfer).

Please discuss the requirements for this degree with a Divinity School Admissions Advisor.

 

 

 

Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)
Concentration in Biblical Theology

50 units

The Th.D. in Biblical Theology is a unique degree program specifically designed for the more mature individual  who is interested in deepening his or her knowledge and mastery of the study of Biblical Theology through an advanced research degree program.

No other religious degree is as widely respected as the Doctor of Theology (Th.D.).  In the past, the Th.D. was generally held to be the degree of choice for those whose ultimate goal was to teach at the senior level.  While this is still true in some academic circles, in recent years the largely research oriented Th.D. has been associated with an increasing emphasis on the transfer of theoretical Theology to the practical realm where Theology and people merge.  This is the goal of the Doctor of Theology degree program.

Master's has developed a research oriented Th.D. program that focuses on understanding the true origins of the major tenets (and subsequent doctrines) of historic and contemporary Theology.  The unique manner in which the Doctor of Theology degree is earned, sets it apart from doctorates earned by completing courses or studying and researching what other scholars have written.  The MISD Th.D. program directs the student through a series of biblical research components designed to develop, deepen, confirm and expand the advanced student's understanding of the true origin and foundation of historic and contemporary Theology, culminating in the student selecting a single area of intense interest around which the dissertation will be constructed.

Entrance and Prerequisite Degree Requirements:

The applicant to the Th.D. in Biblical Theology program will have earned one of the following degrees from an approved institution:

  • A Biblically oriented master's degree of not less than forty (40) semester credits.

  • A Biblically oriented doctorate degree.

The applicant must have adequate computer skills, have a personal email account, and be comfortable with the use of the Internet, including the use of a computer headset and microphone.  The applicant will have a personal telephone or cell phone number.  The applicant will have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and will be committed to the inerrancy and authority of the Bible.

Doctor of Divinity (D.D.)
30
units

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

In order to be considered for entrance into the program, the applicant must meet the following requirements.

  • Be not less than forty-five (45) years of age.
  • Have served in an approved Christian ministry role for not less than twenty (20) years (does not have to be continuous and may be bi-vocational service).
  • Currently hold licensure or ordination from a recognized denomination or an acceptable ecclesiastical body.
  • Have earned an appropriate bachelorís degree from an acceptable institution.  Or qualify to meet the ecclesiastical equivalent of a bachelor's degree.
  • Be able to provide official and verifiable documentation of all of the above.

PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

The Doctor of Divinity program is divided into four distinct "Components."  These Components document an essential area of knowledge.  Each Component is designed to be completed in about eight (8) to ten (10) weeks.  Therefore, the entire program may be finished in about one year.  This schedule allows busy senior clergy to move through the program at a reasonable pace that does not interfere with the normal duties of the ministry.  In order to allow adequate time for completion, and to provide for unforeseen events, individuals accepted into the program will be granted up to three years to complete all four Components.

Click HERE for complete D.D. program details

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