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Academic Catalog
   
    Apr 19, 2024  
Academic Catalog - Spring 2024 
    
Academic Catalog - Spring 2024

MDiv (Advanced)⁺


The Advanced Master of Divinity is based upon the assumption that a person has had significant undergraduate preparation in biblical or religious studies culminating in the attainment of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of similar theological persuasion. The program allows your Christian Studies work at the College at Southeastern, or similar school, to place you into advanced electives in those fields, thus removing unnecessary curricular repetition. The Advanced Master of Divinity is designed to prepare pastors, missionaries and other Christian workers for a life of effective kingdom service. The Advanced Master of Divinity fulfills the prerequisite degree requirements for persons seeking to further their education through the Master of Theology (ThM) , Doctor of Ministry (DMin) , Doctor of Education (EdD) , or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   degrees. Please consult with each advanced degree office to confirm prerequisite requirements.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Advanced Master of Divinity will be determined after a thorough evaluation of the applicant’s transcript in light of the prerequisite undergraduate preparation necessary for the program. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the baccalaureate classes required for their major to be accepted into the Advanced Master of Divinity. To demonstrate writing ability applicants must submit a graded research paper from their baccalaureate studies. If no such paper is available, applicants will be asked to write an essay demonstrating their writing/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 make application to the traditional Master of Divinity program.

Undergraduate Prerequisites - 27 Hours


Substantial undergraduate* preparation shall consist of the following classes and number of semester hours:

*Any graduate-level courses taken as prerequisites for admission into the Advanced M.Div. will not count in the degree itself (i.e., no “double-dipping” of credits).

  • Old Testament - 6 semester hrs.
  • New Testament - 6 semester hrs.
  • Christian Theology - 6 semester hrs.
  • Hermeneutics - 3 semester hrs.
  • Church History - 3 semester hrs.
  • Evangelism - 3 semester hrs.

 

Students are invited to contact the Registrar’s Office (registrar@sebts.edu) for more information about the following curricular details:

  • Because these admission prerequisites grant advanced standing towards the MDiv Core, thus shortening the degree plan, Advanced MDiv students are not eligible to receive Southeastern Collegiate Partnership (SCP) credits by exam. Instead, where eligible for SCP credit by exam, students would only be eligible to course replace with an upper level course of the same prefix. 
    • For example, Students who took six hours of Greek and/or Hebrew at the undergraduate level may be eligible to course replace the biblical language requirements with upper-level language courses.
  • While Advanced MDiv students are ineligible for SCP credit by exam or any other form of advanced standing beyond the admission prerequisites, they are still eligible to transfer in graduate credits and should consult the Academic Policies  section of the catalog regarding credit transfer processes and policies.

Advanced M.Div. Core - 43 Hours


Intro to Seminary (1)


Christian History (3)


Leadership Selective (3)


Select one of the following courses:

Practicum Selective (3)


Select one of the following courses:

Advanced M.Div. - 18 Hours


Historical Theology (3)


New Testament Selective (3)


Select one course with the following prefix (6000-level or above):

  • NTS****

Old Testament Selective (3)


Select one course with the following prefix (6000-level or above):

  • OTS****

Theology Selective (3)


Select one course with the following prefix (6000-level or above):

  • THE****

*6000 level MDiv Core classes such as THE6110 and THE6120 can NOT count as electives.

Electives (6)


Select any six hours of graduate-level, non-MDiv core credit:

  • ***6***
  • ***7***

*6000 level MDiv Core classes such as THE6110 and THE6120 can NOT count as electives.

Total Hours - 61 (plus 27 prerequisite undergraduate hours)