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.
The student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. One year of elementary Greek is pre-requisite for the degree. Students who have not completed Greek prior to enrollment may complete Greek concurrently with other degree requirements. Hebrew may be substituted as the prerequisite language. For details on using Hebrew as a prerequisite, please contact the Registrar’s Office.