The Advanced Master of Divinity allows students to build upon undergraduate theological training by taking elective 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 presented 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. Free elective hours may not be used for basic survey courses.
1Female students take WOMST 4043 Expository Communication of Biblical Truth.
2Female students take a free elective in lieu of Advanced Expository Preaching.
3Female students take WOMST 4003 Women’s Ministries in the Local Church.
4Students seeking a concentration take specific courses in lieu of elective hours. Some concentrations require more than 12 hours. See concentrations for details.
5Students may take up to 6 hours of MODLG courses for elective credit.
Masters courses from an eligible institution may transfer into the Advanced MDIV. The courses must be comparable to the Southwestern courses for which transfer credit is requested and be completed with a “B” or better.
For additional information about the Advanced Master of Divinity, contact the registrar’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.