The Advanced Master of Divinity is designed to prepare pastors, missionaries and other Christian workers for a life of effective kingdom service. This program is for students who have had significant undergraduate preparation in biblical or religious studies, culminating in a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of a similar theological background at Southeastern. This allows for accelerated ministry preparation so students can start serving in the Church and around the world as soon as possible. In this program, you’ll learn from professors who have ministered in a variety of context. Students who graduate with this degree will be equipped to serve in the local church or continue on into an advanced degree program.

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At a Glance

  • 43

    Hours in Master of Divinity Core

  • 18

    Hours in Elective Courses

  • 61

    Credit Hours

Program Courses

Some people describe seminary as a hoop to jump through, but I found my time at Southeastern to be a life-giving, spiritually edifying experience. Southeastern encouraged in me an undeniable love for God’s word. No amount of effort is too great to understand it or communicate it to someone else. What I saw, exemplified both in the classroom and even just in the culture of Southeastern, is the non-negotiable nature of the Great Commission. Southeastern emphasized that all of us are called to go in some capacity, and that we are most like Christ when we go to hard places.

Mark Turner MDiv and PhD

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

Degree Requirements

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.

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