The Advanced Master of Divinity allows students to build upon undergraduate theological training by taking advanced courses in place of the introductory courses in the regular Master of Divinity curriculum.
The student must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student's undergraduate major should be in a discipline directly related to the courses in the Advanced MDiv curriculum.
The Advanced MDiv is built upon 33 hours of prerequisites. The prerequisite courses must cover the entire range of material covered in the SWBTS courses and and must be completed with a grade of "B-" or higher. Students who have not fulfilled all prerequisites may complete the remaining prerequisites at the beginning of work toward the degree.
|Course Title||Course Number||Hours|
|Old Testament I and II||6|
|New Testament I and II||6|
|Systematic Theology I, II, and III||9|
|Greek I, II, and III or
Hebrew I, II, and III
Biblical and Theological Studies
|Biblical Hermeneutics||BIBST 3203||3|
|Old Testament Elective||OLDTS||3|
|New Testament Elective||NEWTS||3|
|Biblical Greek I or
Biblical Hebrew I
|GREEK 3313 or
|Biblical Greek II or
Biblical Hebrew II
|GREEK 3323 or
|Systematic Theology Elective||SYSTH||3|
|Church History I||CHAHT 3103||3|
|Church History II||CHAHT 3113||3|
|The Christian Home or
Christian Ethics or
The Bible and Moral Issues or
Philosophy of Religion or
History of Philosophy for Theology or
|ETHIC 4303 or
ETHIC 4313 or
ETHIC 4323 or
PHILO 4313 or
PHILO 4323 or
|Christian Formation||EDMIN 3022||2|
Great Commission Studies
|Christian Leadership||EDMIN 3043||3|
|Strategies for Disciple Making||EDMIN 3053||3|
|Contemporary Evangelism||EVANG 3303||3|
|Introduction to Missiology||MISSN 3363||3|
|Introduction to Expository Preaching1||PRCHG 3313||3|
|The Church Gathered: Theology of Worship||WORSP 4323||3|
Educational Ministry Studies
|Principles of Biblical Counseling||CNSLN 3203||3|
|Foundations for Bible Teaching||EDMIN 3033||3|
|Family Ministry and the Church||EDMIN 3063||3|
|Biblical Anthropology and Discipleship||EDMIN 3103||3|
|Educational Ministries Concentration Course I||3|
|Educational Ministries Concentration Course II||3|
|Educational Ministries Concentration Course III||3|
1Female students take WOMST 4043 Introduction to Expository Teaching.
2Student seeking a concentration may be required to take a concentration-specific Field Experience course in that division. See Concentrations.
Master's level courses from an eligible institution may transfer into the Advanced MDiv program. The courses must be comparable to the Southwestern courses for which transfer credit is requested, and be completed with a grade of "B" or better. No more than half of the degree may be earned by transfer of credits.
For additional information about the Advanced MDiv, contact the Office of the Registrar.