Advanced Master of Divinity Degree (Evangelism and Missions)

Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions

Advanced Master of Divinity (Evangelism and Missions)

Take electives in place of the introductory course in the M.Div. Curriculum

The Advanced Master of Divinity in the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions 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.

Degree Highlights

  • 73 hours
  • Available online

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The student must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student’s undergraduate major should be in a discipline directly related to the courses in the Advanced MDiv curriculum. The Advanced MDiv is built upon 33 hours of prerequisites.

Entrance Requirements

Old Testament I, and II 6
New Testament I, and II 6
Greek or Hebrew 9 hours in one language
Systematic Theology I, II, and III 9
Baptist Heritage 3

The prerequisite courses must cover the entire range of material covered in the SWBTS courses and must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.

Students who have not fulfilled all prerequisites may complete the remaining prerequisites at the beginning of work toward the degree.

Degree Requirements

The 73-hour degree includes advanced courses in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Ethics and Philosophical Studies, as well as courses in Preaching and Ministry Studies and Evangelism and Missions Studies. In addition, the degree includes 12 hours of free electives which are used to complete any available Fish School concentration. Free elective hours may not be used for basic survey courses.

Old Testament ElectiveOLDTS Elective3
New Testament ElectiveNEWTS Elective3
Biblical HermeneuticsBIBST 32033
Biblical Hebrew I1HEBRW 43133
Biblical Hebrew II1HEBRW 43233
Hebrew Exegetical Method1HEBRW 50033
Hebrew or Greek Exegesis ElectiveHEBRW or GREEK Elective3
1This presentation assumes the student completed 9 hours of Greek as prerequisites. If Hebrew was completed in the prerequisite category, the student takes GREEK 3313, 3323, and 4313 instead.

Total Hours

2 Female Students enrolled in MDiv complete these courses instead of the courses required for male students.


Students obtain concentrations by completing the following requirements to fulfill the Free Elective section of the M.Div. Upon completion of a concentration, students will receive a certificate for their work.

3 Students seeking a concentration take specific courses in lieu of elective hours.

4 Students may take up to 6 hours of Arabic courses for the Islamic Studies Concentration.

Concentration Options:

Advanced M.Div. with International Church Planting Concentration

This degree follows the same basic format as above with variances in the courses specific to the concentration. Students interested in the Adv. M.Div. with a concentration in International Church Planting should contact the Registrar’s Office for information, application, and approval. The office is located in Fleming 104 and can be reached by phone at 817-923-1921 extension 2000.


Master’s courses from an eligible institution may transfer into the Advanced M.Div. The courses must be comparable to the Southwestern courses for which transfer credit is requested and be completed with a “B” or better.

Additional Resources

Students interested in more information regarding the program should contact the Fish School of Evangelism and Missions Dean’s Office at 817-923-1921 extension 6405. Students may also contact the Office of the Registrar at 817-923-1921 extension 2000 or in Fleming 104.

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