The J. Dalton Havard School provides students with the opportunity to pursue the Master of Divinity and the Master of Theological Studies in their entirety at the Houston campus. Other master's degrees can be completed in part at the Houston campus and the remainder online or in Fort Worth.
The Southwestern M.Div. prepares students for the broadest range of Christian ministries, especially in local churches. Students receive training in classical theological disciplines such as Old Testament, New Testament, church history and historical theology, systematic theology, ethics, and philosophy, as well as applied disciplines such as pastoral ministry, preaching, evangelism, and missions. The M.Div. is the only approved first master's degree for a student preparing for a pastoral or preaching ministry, as well as any other ministry largely comprised of biblical teaching. The degree requirements for the M.Div. can be found in the catalog pages within the School of Theology section of the catalog.
Students may obtain a concentration by using free elective hours to complete the requirements described in the catalog. The pursuit of concentrations will likely necessitate completion of some courses in online or in Fort Worth. For a list of the requirements for the concentrations, please consult the M.Div. Concentrations catalog pages in the School of Theology section.
The Master of Theological Studies provides basic theological education in Bible, History, and Theology. The degree requirements can be found in the catalog pages within the School of Theology section of the catalog.