Master of Divinity - Concentrations

Students may obtain a concentration by using free elective hours to complete the requirements described below. Upon completion of a concentration, students will receive a certificate of their work.

Biblical Counseling

Course Title Course Number Hours
Principles of Biblical Counseling  CNSLN 3203  3
Marriage and Family Counseling CNSLN 4003 3
Biblical Understanding of Emotions and Addictions or Grief and Crisis Counseling CNSLN 3503 or CNSLN 4303 3
Counseling Practicum I CNSLN 5003 3
  Total 12

Biblical Languages

Course Title Course Number Hours
Translation and Interpretation    HEBRW 5003 or GREEK 4313  3*
Hebrew Elective HEBRW 3
Greek Elective GREEK 3
Biblical Aramaic or Hebrew or Greek Elective ANELG 5023 or HEBRW or GREEK 3
  Total 12

*For this concentration, students complete the syntax course not completed as the basic language requirement in the School of Theology M. Div.

Biblical Theology

Course Title Course Number Hours
Students select 12 elective hours from the subjects listed to the right. Six to nine hours should be Biblical theology classes (BIBTH), that is, Old Testament theology or New Testament theology classes. Three to six of those hours should be Hebrew or Greek classes or a mixture of the two. HEBRW 5003 (Translation and Interpretation) is strongly encouraged for students who want to take classes in OT theology. GREEK 4313 (Translation and Interpretation) is strongly encouraged for students who want to take classes in NT theology. The Greek and Hebrew courses already required for the M.Div do not count toward this concentration. BIBTH, HEBRW, and GREEK  
  Total 12

Chaplaincy

Course Title Course Number Hours
The Chaplain Ministry PASMN 4453 3
Biblical Counseling PASMN 4323 3
Choose one of the following PASMN electives:   3
Conflict Ministry in the Church or PASMN 4343 or  
     Corporate Chaplaincy or PASMN 4463 or  
     Premarital and Marriage Counseling PASMN 4533  
Choose one of the following PASMN electives:   6
Practicum in Ministry or PASMN 4406 or  
     Clinical Pastoral Care PASMN 5486  
  Total 15

Children and Family Ministry

Course Title Course Number Hours
Parenting and Faith Formation of Children CHDED 4243 3
Ministry to Preschool Children and Their Families CHDED 4313 3
Ministry to Elementary Children and Their Families CHDED 4323 3
Strategies for Disciple-Making EDMIN 3053 3
  Total 12

Christian Leadership

Course Title Course Number Hours
Shared Leadership in the Local Church CLEAD 3013 3
Leading Change in the Local Church CLEAD 3023 3
Personal and Church Leadership Development CLEAD 3033 3
Strategies for Disciple-Making EDMIN 3053 3
  Total 12

Church Planting

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Discipleship and Teaching

Course Title Course Number Hours
Foundations for Small Group Ministry DISCT 3013 3
Curriculum Writing and Development for the Local Church DISCT 3023 3
Teaching and Learning Models for Disciple-Making DISCT 3033 3
Strategies for Disciple-Making EDMIN 3053 3
  Total 12

Ethics

Course Title Course Number Hours
Christian Ethics ETHIC 4313 3
Choose four of the following courses:   12
The Christian Home ETHIC 4303  
The Bible and Moral Issues ETHIC 4323  
Development of Christian Character and Decision Making ETHIC 4333  
Christianity and Human Sexuality ETHIC 4353  
Ethics and Public Policy ETHIC 4373  
Selected Issues of Life and Death ETHIC 5323  
Ministerial Ethics ETHIC 5333  
War and Peace ETHIC 5343  
Special Topics in Ethics ETHIC 5353  
  Total 15

Evangelism

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Great Commission Apologetics

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Islamic Studies

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Missions

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New Testament

Course Title Course Number Hours
Students select elective hours from the subjects listed to the right. Six hours must be Greek exegetical classes. Three hours must be a Hebrew exegetical class. BBHST and BIBTH courses should be relevant to New Testament study. The Hebrew and Greek courses already required for the M.Div do not count toward this concentration. BBHST, BIBTH, GREEK, HEBRW, and NEWTS.  
  Total 12

Old Testament

Course Title Course Number Hours
Students select elective hours from the subjects listed to the right. Six hours must be Hebrew exegetical classes. Three hours must be a Greek exegetical class. BBHST and BIBTH courses should be relevant to Old Testament study. The Hebrew and Greek courses already required for the M.Div do not count toward this concentration. BBHST, BIBTH, GREEK, HEBRW and OLDTS.  
  Total 12

Pastoral Ministry

Course Title Course Number Hours
Students select 6 elective hours from the courses listed to the right. PASMN 3503 or PASMN 4343 or PASMN 4363 or PASMN 4383 or PASMN 4423 6
Students select 6 elective hours from any of the subjects listed to the right. Please note that the basic courses in these subjects already required for the M.Div may not be used to fulfill the concentration.

PASMN, STWLD, and APLMN

6
  Total 12

Philosophy of Religion

Course Title Course Number Hours
Required Concentration Courses:
Philosophy of Religion PHILO 4313 3
History of Western Philosophy PHILO 4323 3
Critical Thinking PHILO 5573 3
Choose two of the following courses:   6
God and Evil PHILO 4383  
Christian Faith and Science PHILO 4483  
Intermediate Logic PHILO 5393  
Religious Epistemology PHILO 4333  
Metaphysics PHILO 4343  
Philosophical Anthropology PHILO 5233  
Religious Pluralism PHILO 4613  
Philosophy and the Supernatural PHILO 5343  
Philosophical Theology PHILO 5223  
  Total 15

Preaching

Course Title Course Number Hours
Students select 6 hours of preaching courses. Please note that the basic courses in these subjects already required for the M.Div may not be used to fulfill the concentration. PRCHG 6
Advanced Hebrew exegetical course HEBRW 3
Advanced Greek exegetical course GREEK 3
  Total 12

Student and Family Ministry

Course Title Course Number Hours
Issues in Student Ministry STMIN 4383 3
Leading Student Ministry STMIN 4423 3
Disciple-Making in Student Ministry STMIN 4433 3
Strategies for Disciple-Making EDMIN 3053 3
  Total 12

Theological Studies

Course Title Course Number Hours

Students select 9 elective hours from any of the subjects listed to the right. Please note that the basic courses in these subjects already required for the M.Div may not be used to fulfill the concentration.

BPTST, CHAHT, SYSTH 9
Students complete one elective from any of the subjects listed to the right. Please note that the basic courses in these subjects already required for the M.Div may not be used to fulfill the concentration. GREEK, HEBRW, BIBTH, BPTST, CHAHT, SYSTH, WOMST 3
  Total 12

Women's Ministry

Course Title Course Number Hours
Required Concentration Courses:
Theology of Women WOMST 3113 3
Choose three of the following courses:   9
Women in Leadership WOMIN 3513  
Girl's Ministry WOMIN 3613  
Discipling Women WOMIN 3713  
Counseling Women WOMIN 4123  
Women's Issues WOMIN 4353  
Any Women's Studies Course WOMST  
  Total 12

Women's Studies

Course Title Course Number Hours
Required Concentration Courses:    
Theology of Women WOMST 3113 3
Choose three of the following courses:   9
Women's Dignity and Global Concerns WOMST 4063  
Feminism in Church and Culture WOMST 4103  
Contemporary Issues in Women and Gender Studies WOMST 4123  
Any Women's Ministry Course WOMIN  
  Total 12