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Master of Divinity

What will I study?

In support of the Division of Professional Ministry Studies commitment to develop students' practical ministry skill and their facility in interpreting Scripture, the Master of Divinity degree provides the traditional graduate ministry training program for those called of God to be pastors, missionaries and evangelists. It is a balanced three-year program which concentrates on a mastery of biblical content, theology, church history, biblical languages and ministry skills. The program ensures a solid foundation in every aspect of the Christian ministry. This program requires 95-96 credits.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Apply principles of interpretation to Scripture.
-- Exegete Scripture in the original languages.
-- Create and deliver expository sermons.
-- Prepare outlines of his theological position in preparation for future ordination.
-- Assess historical and contemporary movements, denominations, significant writings and prominent leaders in church history.

What classes will I take?

The following courses are required:

6 hours of course work must be selected from the following:

5 hours of course work must be selected from the following:

2 hours of course work must be selected from the following:

3 hours of course work must be selected from the following:

6 hours of course work must be selected from the following:

Future Careers

The Office of Outreach Ministries assists qualified BJU alumni and current students nearing graduation with church ministry opportunities. Many churches contact this office in search of prospective candidates for the positions of pastor, assistant pastor, youth pastor, and music director. A personal profile may be obtained from the office, and related issues may be discussed with the Director of Ministerial Training. Pastors, camp directors, mission board directors, and other recruiters often visit the campus to find personnel for their ministries.

Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.

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