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Master of Divinity

Preparing you for an effective, lifelong ministry


If you are called of God to be a pastor, missionary or evangelist, then the master of divinity program at Bob Jones University Seminary is a top choice. This program provides the most comprehensive degree for preparing for an effective, lifelong ministry for the glory of God in church ministry.

The Seminary is committed to the absolute authority of the Word of God. All of our programs maintain a careful balance of educating both “the head and the heart.” We strive to prepare you to be a person of knowledge, compassion, integrity and courage who inspires God’s people to grow in the image of Christ. BJU’s master of divinity is an excellent academic path for aspiring pastors, missionaries and evangelists.

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The Seminary’s master of divinity program is designed to equip you for your calling as a pastor, chaplain, missionary or evangelist. This carefully balanced three-year program focuses on helping you develop a mastery of biblical content, theology, church history, biblical languages and ministry skills.

Key to all of these endeavors is your ability to faithfully translate, exegete and interpret Scripture from the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament. That’s why this program lays a solid foundation in the biblical languages. You’ll explore advanced methods of Greek exegesis with immediate application in sermon preparation, and pursue Hebrew studies that make a positive difference in your ability to feed God’s people from Old Testament passages.

But your program goes beyond developing these essential skills to giving you numerous opportunities to put them into practice. Throughout your studies, you’ll create and deliver expository sermons and prepare outlines of your theological convictions as you prepare for future ordination. In addition, you’ll have numerous opportunities to put what you’re learning into practice outside of the classroom in many of the outreaches and local church ministries in the Greenville, South Carolina, area.

All in all, the master of divinity program is an outstanding option for those called of God to be pastors, missionaries and evangelists. Built on a rich heritage of ministry training, the MDiv program at the Seminary graduates Scripture-saturated men who are “prepared unto every good work” in ministry for the glory of God.


Our faculty is a team of specialists who have terminal degrees and are also experienced in real-life ministry.

They bring a combined total of more than 450 years of ministry experience to the classroom, with an average of 20 years per faculty member.

Our faculty have served as pastors, church leaders, missionaries, church planters, youth pastors and writers. All are committed to the absolute authority and proper exegesis of Scripture and are passionate about the subject matter they teach.

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Learning Experiences

Mack Library

One of the greatest aids to your study at the Seminary will be Mack Library. The library is well stocked with relevant theological resources and staffed by librarians familiar with the needs of upper-level theological students.

As of 2018, the library contains more than 228,230 physical volumes of books, 194,320 e-books, 13,600 bound periodicals, and approximately 325,017 total items. The library subscribes to approximately 661 periodicals and provides access to more than 200 databases. The databases provide electronic access to e-journals, e-books, abstracts and full-text articles. The periodicals are available in either print or electronic form, depending on the periodical. An extensive sermon file is available electronically.

Career Support

BJU offers students a variety of ways to network with employers and organizations. A multitude of job opportunities are posted each year on Career Central, our online job board. In addition, more than 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs.

Career Services also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

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Excellent Facilities

All seminary classrooms are equipped with a faculty computer, an LED projector and large screen for easy use of the web or exegetical/presentation software for effective class lectures and student presentations.

The Seminary also offers a Research and Reading Room, containing 56 study carrels, multiple computers for student use, a commercial printer and several spacious study carrels reserved for doctoral dissertation writers. The Research and Reading Room , located on the first floor of the Seminary, also contains a theological reference library of more than 700 volumes (additional to the vast resources of Mack Library, located just yards from the Seminary). Each of the 6 computers in the Research and Reading Room is equipped with premier exegetical software.

LOGOS Software

You will complete projects in core courses using LOGOS Bible Software. LOGOS is available at a special discount through the Seminary. LOGOS Details


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Program Objectives


  • Apply principles of interpretation to Scripture.
  • Exegete Scripture in the original languages.
  • Create and deliver expository sermons.
  • Prepare outlines of theological position.
  • Assess historical and contemporary movements, denominations, significant writings and prominent leaders in church history.

Bible Translation/Linguistics

Biblical Counseling

Biblical Languages

Church Planting/Urban Ministry

Church Worship

Global Missions

Military Chaplaincy

Preaching/Pastoral Ministry

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