MDiv with Missiology students must complete 70 hours of core studies (with the possibility of substitution of 6 hours of credit in a field language for one of the biblical languages) and 15 hours in the area of missiology.

Options for the Program:

  • Fully Online

  • On-Campus

Contact Distance Learning

At a Glance

  • 70

    MDiv hours

  • 9

    Missiology hours

  • 6

    Missiology elective hours

  • 85

    Total credit hours

Program Courses

Every class, no matter if it's in person or online, no matter the subject at hand, is one that prepares you as a missionary and leader first and academic second.

Jeff Kennedy MDiv Christian Ministry

Ministry in Context


  • Become a missionary with the IMB or NAMB or other missions entity

  • Develop competencies to serve as effective missions leaders in all contexts

  • Equip a local body of believers to be missions-minded

  • Lead missions teams as member of a non-profit in a variety of settings


Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • MIS 6520 – Anthropology for Cross-cultural Understanding
  • MIS 6700 – A Theology of Christian World Mission
  • MIS 6770 – The Christian Faith and World Religions
  • MIS 6800 – History of Christian Missions
  • MIS 7870 – Studies in Contextualization Theory
  • At SEBTS, you will be encouraged to find your place in his mission. We will also equip you with the skills to be effective in your ministry for the nations.

    Scott Hildreth

    Assoc. Professor of Missiology

Have more questions? Connect with our MDiv Admissions counselor.