Description of the Accelerated Master of Divinity/Pastoral Ministry Degree
The accelerated Master of Divinity with emphasis in pastoral ministry degree is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip male students for effective ministry as a pastor, associate pastor, church planter, evangelist or missionary. This is a program primarily related to preparation for the pastoral and missionary ministry, requiring 60 semester hours of academic credit for graduation. It is only available to students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Christian studies or 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/Pastoral Ministry Degree
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student in the accelerated Master of Divinity program must satisfy the General Requirements for Graduation as set forth in this catalog.
Each student seeking to earn the accelerated Master of Divinity/Pastoral Ministry degree must complete the 60 semester hours of courses specified in the following chart. The accelerated Master of Divinity program includes three components:
- 51 hours of required courses and electives
- 6 semester hours of practicums and
- a 3-semester hour capstone course/paper.
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/Pastoral Ministry Degree
|The History of the Baptists
& GR 5802
and Greek 2
|Systematic Theology 2
|Introduction to Apologetics
|Old Testament Elective
|Introduction to Ethics
& HB 5402
|Hebrew Grammar 1
and Hebrew Grammar 2
& HM 7005
|Biblical Preaching 1
and Biblical Preaching 2
|New Testament Elective
|Intermediate Greek (Greek 3) *
|Introduction to Worship
& PM 7291
|Pastoral Practicum 1
and Pastoral Practicum 2
|Pastoral Ministry Capstone
Prerequisites: GR 5801 and GR 5802
The Master of Divinity/pastoral ministry program meets all prerequisite master-level requirements for both the Doctor of Ministry program and the Doctor of Philosophy program.