This degree offers the essentials for ministry, training you in biblical languages, theology, preaching and more. In the M.Div., you’ll also put your knowledge into practice as you share your faith, make disciples and evangelize the nations.
The uniqueness of this degree allows students to complete their course of study while serving on the mission field. The church planting experience occurs under the auspices of the International Mission Board’s Journeyman, International Service Corps or Career Apprentice programs.
This degree equips students to start and develop effective churches in a North American context. Students can complete their course of study while serving off-campus as a church starter. The church planting experience occurs under the auspices of a partnership between the North American Mission Board and Baptist state conventions.
The Advanced Master of Divinity allows students to build upon undergraduate theological training by taking advanced courses in place of the introductory courses in the regular Master of Divinity curriculum.
This degree is designed to prepare Christian missionaries who desire specialized preparation in the area of Islamic Studies. Degree candidates will obtain more effective skills for reaching and making Christian disciples of people with an Islamic background.
One of Southwestern’s most advanced theological degrees at the master’s level, the Th.M. program will train you in a specific area of theology. It can also prepare you for the Ph.D. program. (M.Div. required)
Master’s Track. Spend two years in the classroom and complete your remaining coursework on the field. You can work with the International Mission Board to plant churches and engage in cross-cultural discipleship among more than 7,000 people groups (M.Div. with a concentration in International Church Planting).
Jumpstart 2 + 2. Graduates from the College at Southwestern* can spend two years on the field before returning to Southwestern to complete their master’s degree. Serve with trained field mentors in international church planting contexts, and earn up to 24 hours of master’s-level credit.
Southwestern Seminary offers Ph.D. degrees within each of its schools, providing you the opportunity to gain advanced training in specified areas of theology, archaeology, evangelism and missions, church and family ministries, or church music.
This degree within the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions is Southwestern Seminary’s only modified residence Ph.D. The degree is tailored to train missionaries without requiring them to leave their fields of service, as well as faculty members and ministers at churches, Christian seminaries and colleges throughout the world.
The D.Min. program of the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions is designed to enhance the understanding and practice of ministry in the areas of evangelism and missions for those currently engaged in positions of ministerial leadership in North American and International Contexts.