The Master of Divinity in Advanced Biblical Studies is a program designed to equip students for leadership roles in Christian ministries that require a special expertise in biblical studies and exegesis in the original languages. This would include those with a desire to enter advanced degree programs in biblical studies in preparation for teaching ministries.

In addition to the MDiv core, students specializing in advanced biblical studies must complete 9 credit hours of required classes and 6 hours of language electives. Students who do not already have background in biblical languages are encouraged to begin their biblical language studies in the summer session prior to their first fall term.

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At A Glance

  • 70

    MDiv Hours

  • 15

    Advanced Biblical Studies Hours

  • 85

    Total 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

Ministry in Context


  • Teach biblical languages in a Christian educational setting

  • Develop resources to aid and assist church leaders with biblical languages

  • Write for Christian literary publications

  • Pursue a Ph.D. in an effort to become a professor


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

  • HEB 6500 – Biblical Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis
  • GRK 6500 – Greek Syntax and Exegesis
  • BTI 6500 – Methods and Issues in Biblical Interpretation

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