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.
- 73 hours
- Available online
"God used the staff here to reveal a heart for the nations within me."
- Sydney Brittain, Master of Divinity
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.
|COURSE TITLE||COURSE NUMBER||HOURS|
|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|
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.
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.
|COURSE TITLE||COURSE NUMBER||HOURS|
|Old Testament Elective||OLDTS Elective||3|
|New Testament Elective||NEWTS Elective||3|
|Biblical Hermeneutics||BIBST 3203||3|
|Biblical Hebrew I1||HEBRW 4313||3|
|Biblical Hebrew II1||HEBRW 4323||3|
|Hebrew Exegetical Method1||HEBRW 5003||3|
|Hebrew or Greek Exegesis Elective||HEBRW or GREEK Elective||3|
|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.|
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.
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.
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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