Master of Divinity/Pastoral Ministry

Description of the Master of Divinity/Pastoral Ministry Degree

The 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 90 semester hours of academic credit for graduation.

Completion Requirements for the Master of Divinity/Pastoral Ministry Degree

General Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student in the Master of Divinity program must satisfy the General Requirements for Graduation as set forth in this catalog.

Course Requirements

Each student seeking to earn the Master of Divinity/Pastoral Ministry degree must complete the 90 semester hours of courses specified in the following chart. The Master of Divinity program includes two components:

  1. 78 hours of required courses and
  2. 12 semester hours of elective courses.

Note: Logos Bible Research Software (Silver edition or above) is recommended for courses in the New Testament Department.

Required Courses for the Master of Divinity/Pastoral Ministry Degree

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
OT 5101
OT 5102
Old Testament Survey 1
and Old Testament Survey 2
GR 5801
GR 5802
Greek 1
and Greek 2
CH 6001 The History of Christianity 3
EV 6200 Personal Evangelism 3
EN 7900 Introduction to Research and Writing 3
MS 6370 Introduction to Missions 3
BH 5100 Hermeneutics 3
AP 6910 Introduction to Apologetics 3
Second Year
HB 5401
HB 5402
Hebrew Grammar 1
and Hebrew Grammar 2
NT 5601
NT 5602
New Testament Survey 1
and New Testament Survey 2
TH 6701
TH 6702
Systematic Theology 1
and Systematic Theology 2
HM 7001
HM 7005
Biblical Preaching 1
and Biblical Preaching 2
GR 5811 Intermediate Greek (Greek 3) 3
Old Testament Elective 3
Third Year
CH 6150 The History of the Baptists 3
CN 7103 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
MS 6405 Traditional World Religions and Cults 3
CM 7484 Introduction to Christian Ministries 3
PM 7300 Spiritual Formation 3
PM 7200 Pastoral Ministry 3
MU 7700 Introduction to Worship 3
Theology Elective 3
New Testament Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Total Hours90

The Master of Divinity/pastoral ministry degree meets all prerequisite master-level requirements for both the Doctor of Ministry program and the Doctor of Philosophy program.