Within the Seminary’s Master of Divinity program, a woman may concentrate in Women’s Studies in order to prepare for Christian ministries other than the pastorate. This track will prepare women for a wide variety of family, church and mission ministries: (1) in church staff and denominational ministries to women; (2) in evangelistic work; (3) in women’s conference ministries; (4) in advocacy work; (5) in teaching the Bible; (6) in addressing the practical, moral, and spiritual needs of women.
The Master of Divinity with Women’s Studies requires the 60-hour M.Div. Foundational Core, 24 hours of Women’s Studies core and selective requirements, and 6 hours of free electives for a total of 90 hours with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better. Prior to registration each semester, students should meet with the Director of Women’s Studies to receive counsel and advice on track requirements. The Danvers Statement describes the perspective from which courses in the Women’s Studies track are taught.
In addition to the M.Div. Core, students specializing in Women’s Studies must complete the following courses: