Master of Divinity (School of Theology)


Master of Divinity

The training you need to live your calling, wherever God calls you.

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Southwestern Seminary’s School of Theology is designed to prepare students for the broadest range of Christian ministries, especially in the local church.

  • Available fully online
  • Includes biblical languages
  • Preparation for church and parachurch ministries
Available Concentrations

Students receive training in the classical theological disciplines of Old Testament, New Testament, church history and historical theology, systematic theology, ethics, and philosophy, as well as applied disciplines such as pastoral ministry, preaching, evangelism, and missions. In addition, students may use elective hours to pursue concentrations in any school at Southwestern in accordance with their ministry goals and academic interests. The School of Theology M.Div. is the master’s degree best suited for the student preparing for a pastoral or preaching ministry, as well as those seeking to flourish as servant leaders of other ministries focused on precise and practical teaching of the Bible.

Available Concentrations

  • Biblical Counseling
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Theology
  • Chaplaincy
  • Children and Family Ministry
  • Christian Leadership
  • Collegiate Ministry
  • Discipleship and Teaching
  • Ethics
  • Ministry to Women
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Preaching
  • Student and Family Ministry
  • Theological Studies


Course Requirements


Degree Requirements

Biblical HermeneuticsBIBST 32033
Old Testament IOLDTS 33133
Old Testament IIOLDTS 33233
Biblical Hebrew IHEBRW 43133
Biblical Hebrew IIHEBRW 43233
New Testament INEWTS 33133
New Testament IINEWTS 33233
Biblical Greek I (prerequisite)GREEK 3313(3)
Biblical Greek II (prerequisite)GREEK 3323(3)
Hebrew 5003 or Greek 4313Syntax Elective3

Total Hours

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