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Academic Catalog
    Apr 19, 2024  
Academic Catalog - Fall 2021 
Academic Catalog - Fall 2021 [ARCHIVED]

Pastoral Ministry Track, MDiv (w/ 5-Year BA/MDiv Option)

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Hunt Scholars, 5-year BA/MDiv Program

Students preparing for the pastorate at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) now have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity in five years through the Hunt Scholars Program.

The 5-year BA/MDiv program provides a welcome opportunity for students to receive the best educational training and ministry preparation while minimizing some of the obstacles they face in preparing for God’s calling. For over sixty years, SEBTS has been preparing men for pastoral ministry. This program allows undergraduate students to enroll once they have completed 60 hours of baccalaureate credit. The purpose of this curriculum is to enhance the ministry preparation for these students in accordance with the school’s mission and effectively support the student’s ministerial and theological education.

In order to remain enrolled in the concurrent program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students must also meet all non-credit character and program activity requirements for the concurrent BA/MDiv program.


Students who wish to pursue this course of study should apply to the College of Southeastern for the B.A. in Pastoral Ministry . They may identify their desire to pursue the B.A. to MDiv in 5 years with the Admissions office. In consultation with the Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching , interested students will pursue the first 60 hours of their degree in a manner which will allow them to be qualified for application for admission to dual enrollment after two years. There is no direct admission to this program at the beginning of a B.A. or MDiv program.


In the 5-year programs, the first four years are billed at the undergraduate rate, and the fifth year is billed at the graduate rate, regardless of course level.

Master of Divinity - 30 Hours

Field Ministry - 15 Hours

Electives - 3 Hours

Select any course from one of the following levels:

  • ***5***
  • ***6***
  • ***7***

Note: SEM5000 cannot be used as an elective course in this program.

Total Hours - 157

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