This program allows your Christian Studies work at the College at Southeastern, or similar school, to place you into advanced electives in those fields, thus removing unnecessary curricular repetition. The Advanced Master of Divinity is designed to prepare pastors, missionaries and other Christian workers for a life of effective kingdom service and requires a minimum of 60 hours of course work. The Advanced Master of Divinity fulfills the prerequisite degree requirements for persons seeking to further their education through the Master of Theology (ThM), Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Education (EdD), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. Please consult with each advanced degree office to confirm prerequisite requirements.
MDiv in Context
WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS DEGREE?
Serve as senior/lead/executive/administrative pastor in local church
Write for Christian literary publications
Become a missionary with the IMB/NAMB or other missions organization
Develop practices to reach the lost in a variety of contexts
In addition to the requirements for the traditional Master of Divinity, Advanced MDiv applicants must:
- have had significant undergraduate preparation in biblical or religious studies culminating in a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of a similar theological background as Southeastern.
- have a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the undergraduate classes required for their major.
submit a graded research paper from their undergraduate studies.
- If no such paper is available, applicants will be asked to write an essay demonstrating their writing and research ability and discussing why they are qualified to participate in the Advanced Master of Divinity.
Due to the substantial academic prerequisite for admission, students who are 5 years removed from their baccalaureate graduation are not eligible for admission to the program. These students are welcome to apply to the traditional Master of Divinity program.