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Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity is a 90-hour program designed to prepare pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers for a life of effective Kingdom service. Students receive academic and practical training in areas such as Scripture, Christian history, theology, and ministry skills. We recommend online students pursue the Christian Ministry focus because it provides a large number of electives hours and is designed to afford students flexibility in their degree program.

Master of Divinity Core Classes – 60 Hours

  • IND500: Introduction to the Cooperative Program (0 hrs.)
  • OTS5110: Old Testament I (3 hrs.)
  • OTS5120: Old Testament II (3 hrs.)
  • NTS5110: New Testament I (3 hrs.)
  • NTS5120: New Testament II (3 hrs.)
  • HEB5110: Biblical Hebrew I (3 hrs.)
  • HEB5120: Biblical Hebrew II (3 hrs.)
  • GRK5110: Biblical Greek I (3 hrs.)
  • GRK5120: Biblical Greek II (3 hrs.)
  • BTI5100: Hermeneutics (3 hrs.)
  • HIS5110: Church History I (3 hrs.)
  • HIS5120: Church History II (3 hrs.)
  • HIS5130: Baptist History (3 hrs.)
  • MIS5100: Christian Missions (3 hrs.)
  • EVA5100: Evangelism (3 hrs.)
  • THE6110: Christian Theology I (3 hrs.)
  • THE6120: Christian Theology II (3 hrs.)
  • THE6130: Christian Theology III (3 hrs.)
  • PHI5100 Christian Philosophy (3 hrs.)
  • ETH5100: Christian Ethics (3 hrs.)
  • PRS6100: Bible Exposition (3 hrs.)

Required Courses – 6 Hours

  • PMN6590: Supervised Field Ministry (3 hrs.), OR BCO7501: Counseling Practicum, OR PMN6541: Worship Leadership, OR PMN7900: Mentored Internship
  • PRS6500: Sermon Delivery, OR PHI7550: Critical Thinking and Argumentation, OR CED6270: Women in Communication

Selectives – 24 Hours

  • Students may choose electives from various other seminary courses.

Master of Arts (Christian Studies)

The Master of Arts (Christian Studies) is a 36-hour program which provides a graduate level introduction to the theological disciplines. The degree is designed to prepare students for further graduate study or for general educational purposes.

  • IND5000: Introduction to the Cooperative Program (0 hrs.)
  • OTS5110: Old Testament I (3 hrs.)
  • OTS5120: Old Testament II (3 hrs.)
  • NTS5110: New Testament I (3 hrs.)
  • NTS5120: New Testament II (3 hrs.)
  • BTI5100: Hermeneutics (3 hrs.)
  • HIS5130: Baptist History (3 hrs.)
  • THE6110: Christian Theology I (3 hrs.)
  • THE6120: Christian Theology II (3 hrs.)
  • THE6130: Christian Theology III (3 hrs.)
  • ETH5100: Christian Ethics OR PHI5100: Christian Philosophy (3 hrs.)
  • MIS5000: Introduction to Great Commission Studies (3 hrs.)
  • GEN7530: M.A. Research Project (3 hrs.)

Missionary-Focused Master's Degrees

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (General Track)

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a 54-hour program offered through the College at Southeastern to prepare students for effective service in a cross-cultural setting. The MAIS is available in a general track or with the more specialized concentration in Orality.

Master of Arts Core – 30 Hours

  • IND5000: Introduction to the Cooperative Program (3 hrs.)
  • EVA5100: Evangelism (3 hrs.)
  • OTS5110: Old Testament I (3 hrs.)
  • OTS5120: Old Testametn II (3 hrs.)
  • NTS5110: New Testament I (3 hrs.)
  • NTS5120: New Testametn II (3 hrs.)
  • BTI5100: Hermeneutics (3 hrs.)
  • HIS5130: Baptist History (3 hrs.)
  • THE6110: Christian Theology I (3 hrs.)
  • THE6120: Christian Theology II (3 hrs.)
  • THE6130: Christian Theology III (3 hrs.)

Intercultural Studies Requirements – 18 Hours

  • MIS5100: Christian Missions (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6520: Anthropology (3 hrs.)
  • MIS7510: Cross-Cultural Communication (3 hrs.)
  • MIS7870: Contextualization Theory (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6590: International Church Planting (3 hrs.) OR MIS6560: Church Planting in Global Contexts (3 hrs.)
  • EVA6991: Practicum in International Evangelism (3 hrs.) OR MIS6901: Missions Practicum (3 hrs.)

Selectives – 6 Hours from the Following

  • MIS6510: Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6530: Bible Storying (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6535: Orality Theories (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6570: Global and Cultural Studies (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6700: Theology of Christian World Mission (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6770: Christian Faith and World Religions (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6800: History of Christian Missions (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6901: Missions Practicum I (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6902: Missions Practicum II (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6970: Current Topics in International Missions (3 hrs.)
  • MIS7511: Linguistic Practicum (3 hrs.)
  • MIS7771: Practicum in World Religions (3 hrs.)
  • PHI6500: Christian Apologetics (3 hrs.)
  • PHI6510: Christian Evidences (3 hrs.)
  • THE6750: Introduction to Theology and Culture (3 hrs.)

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (Orality Track)

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a 54-hour program offered through the College at Southeastern to prepare students for effective service in a cross-cultural setting. The MAIS is available in a general track or with the more specialized concentration in Orality.

Master of Arts Core – 30 Hours

  • IND5000: Introduction to the Cooperative Program (0 hrs.)
  • EVA5100: Evangelism (3 hrs.)
  • OTS5110: Old Testament I (3 hrs.)
  • OTS5120: Old Testametn II (3 hrs.)
  • NTS5110: New Testament I (3 hrs.)
  • NTS5120: New Testament II (3 hrs.)
  • BTI5100: Hermeneutics (3 hrs.)
  • HIS5130: Baptist History (3 hrs.)
  • THE6110: Christian Theology I (3 hrs.)
  • THE6120: Christian Theology II (3 hrs.)
  • THE6130: Christian Theology III (3 hrs.)

Intercultural Studies Requirements – 21 Hours

  • MIS5100: Christian Missions (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6530: Bible Storying (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6535: Orality Theories (3 hrs.)
  • MIS7510: Cross-Cultural Communication (3 hrs.)
  • MIS7870: Contextualization Theory (3 hrs.)
  • MIS7930: Practicum in Orality (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6590: International Church Planting (3 hrs.) OR MIS6560: Church Planting in Global Contexts (3 hrs.)

Selectives – 3 Hours from the Following

  • EVA6991: Practicum in International Evangelism (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6510: Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6520: Anthropology (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6570: Global and Cultural Studies (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6700: Theology of Christian World Mission (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6770: Christian Faith and World Religions (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6800: History of Christian Missions (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6901: Missions Practicum I (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6970: Current Topics in International Missions (3 hrs.)
  • MIS7511: Linguistic Practicum (3 hrs.)
  • MIS7771: Practicum in World Religions (3 hrs.)
  • PHI6500: Christian Apologetics (3 hrs.)
  • PHI6510: Christian Evidences (3 hrs.)
  • THE6750: Introduction to Theology and Culture (3 hrs.)

Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies is a 48-hour program of study and research for international students in a cross-cultural setting who are participating in an approved Global Theological Initiative cohort and have already completed an initial undergraduate degree in theological studies or another approved field as determined by the Program Coordinator and the Registrar. The purpose of the program is to train God-called men and women to be leaders within various international Christian ministries.

Master of Theological Studies Core – 24 Hours

  • IND5100: Introduction to the Cooperative Program (0 hrs.)
  • BTI5100: Hermeneutics (3 hrs.)
  • HIS5110: Church History I (3 hrs.) OR HIS5120: Church History II (3 hrs.)
  • HIS5130: Baptist History (3 hrs.)
  • EVA5100: Evangelism (3 hrs.)
  • MIS5100: Christian Missions (3 hrs.)
  • THE6110: Christian Theology I (3 hrs.)
  • THE6120: Christian Theology II (3 hrs.) OR TH6130: Christian Theology III (3 hrs.)
  • ETH5100: Christian Ethics (3 hrs.) OR PHI5100: Christian Philosophy (3 hrs.)

Specialty Selectives – 18 Hours

  • At least 2 electives courses must be taken in the specific field that will be addressed in the research project.
  • Students lacking the equivalent undergraduate courses in Bible are required to take the following courses as selectives for the completion of this degree:
    • OTS5110: Old Testament I (3 hrs.)
    • OTS5120: Old Testament II (3 hrs.)
    • NTS5110: New Testament I (3 hrs.)
    • NTS5120: New Testament II (3 hrs.)

Master of Theological Studies Research Thesis – 6 Hours

  • IND7520: M.T.S. Guided Reading and Research (3 hrs.)
  • IND7520: M.T.S. Research Project (3 hrs.)

Master of Arts in Church Planting

The Master of Arts in Church Planting is a 36-hour program designed to prepare students for missionary service focusing in church planting. This degree can be earned completely online, along with the field ministry and practicum components. Students must be in an official interviewing and/or deployment relationship with either the North American Mission Board or the International Mission Board in order to participate in this degree. The curriculum requirements of this degree are coordinated with various aspects of the assessment and training process of these denominational sending agencies.

Master of Arts Core – 21 Hours

  • IND5100: Introduction to the Cooperative Program (0 hrs.)
  • BTI5100: Hermeneutics (3 hrs.)
  • THE6100: Introduction to Christian Theology (3 hrs.)
  • OTS5100: Introduction to Old Testament Interpretation (3 hrs.)
  • NTS5100: Introduction to New Testament Interpretation (3 hrs.)
  • HIS5130: Baptist History (3 hrs.)
  • MIS5000: Introduction to Great Commission Studies (3 hrs.)
  • EVA6610: Christian Growth and Discipleship (3 hrs.)

Church Planting Requirements – 15 Hours

  • PMN6500: Pastoral Ministry (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6550: Developing a Church Planting Methodology (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6560: Church Planting in Global Contexts (3 hrs.)
  • PMN6591: Supervised Field Ministry in Conjunction with an Equipping Center (3 hrs.)
  • MIS6901: Missions Practicum I (3 hrs.)
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