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.
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. 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.
1Female students take WOMST 4043 Introduction to Expository Teaching.
2Student seeking a concentration may be required to take a concentration-specific Field Experience course in that division. See Concentrations.
Master’s level courses from an eligible institution may transfer into the Advanced MDiv program. The courses must be comparable to the Southwestern courses for which transfer credit is requested, and be completed with a grade of “B” or better. No more than half of the degree may be earned by transfer of credits.
For additional information about the Advanced Master of Divinity, contact the registrar’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.