Description of the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Christian Ministries Degree
The accelerated Master of Divinity/Christian ministries degree is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent. It is designed to equip students for service as
- a minister of education, minister to youth, minister to children, or administrator in the local church;
- a missionary in the area of Christian education; or
- a teacher or administrator in a church-related school.
The accelerated Master of Divinity/Christian ministries degree requires 60 semester hours of course credit and is only available to students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Christian studies or Bachelor of Arts in biblical counseling at Mid-America, or students from other Christian colleges who have satisfied the specific course requirements as indicated.
Completion Requirements for the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Christian Ministries Degree
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student in the accelerated Master of Divinity/Christian ministries degree program must satisfy the General Requirements for Graduation as set forth in this catalog.
Each student seeking the accelerated Master of Divinity/Christian ministries degree must complete the 60 semester hours of credit specified in the following chart. The accelerated Master of Divinity/Christian education degree includes several components:
- 39 hours of required courses
- 18 semester hours of elective courses
- a three-credit hour capstone paper/course.
Note: Logos Bible Research Software (Silver edition or above) is recommended for courses in the New Testament Department.
Required Courses for the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Christian Ministries Degree
|The History of the Baptists
& GR 5802
and Greek 2
|Systematic Theology 2
|Introduction to Apologetics
|Old Testament Elective
|Adult Education in the Church
|Introduction to Ethics
& HB 5402
|Hebrew Grammar 1
and Hebrew Grammar 2
& CM 7452
|Principles of Teaching 1
and Principles of Teaching 2
|New Testament Elective
|Childhood/Youth Education in the Church
|Introduction to Worship
|Christian Ministries Elective
|Christian Ministry Capstone
The Master of Divinity/Christian ministries program meets all prerequisite master-level requirements for both the Doctor of Ministry program and the Doctor of Philosophy program.