Collegiate Ministry Track M.Div. Specialization

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

The purpose of the Master of Divinity - Collegiate Ministry Track degree program is to equip students with knowledge, attitudes, and skills through classroom and field ministry experiences that may be applied in the practice of professional collegiate ministry.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Randy Stone (Curriculum Coordinator)

  • Dr. Beth Masters (Specialization Advisor)

Program Requirements

Basic Ministerial Competency Component (63-65 hours)

Biblical Exposition Competency (15 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Exploring the Old Testament 

3

Exploring the New Testament 

3

Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics 

3

New Testament Exegesis (English) 

OR

Intro to Hebrew Grammar

3

Old Testament Exegesis (English) 

OR

Intro to Greek Grammar

3

Christian Theological Heritage Competency (10 - 11 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2

3

History of Christianity: Early-Medieval

OR

History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern

3

OR

2

Baptist Heritage

2

NOBTS, SBC, and Cooperative Program*

*

Disciple Making Competency (9 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Supervised Ministry 1: Personal Evangelism Practicum (M)

2

Church Evangelism (M)

2

Christian Missions (M)

3

Discipleship Strategies (M)

2

Interpersonal Skills Competency (4-5 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Interpersonal Relationship Skills

2

Counseling in Ministry
OR

Introduction to Social Work**

2
OR
3

Servant Leadership Competency (8 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Church Leadership and Administration (M

3

Pastoral Ministry
OR
Christian Ministry**

3

Supervised Ministry 2: Ministry Practicum (M)

Spiritual and Character Formation Competency (4 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Christian Ethics
OR
Biblical Ethics 

3

Introduction to Spiritual Formation (M)

1

Worship Leadership Competency (8 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Worship Leadership

3

Teaching the Bible

3

Teaching Practicum

2

Free Electives (5 hours)

Collegiate Ministry Competency Component (21 hours)

College Ministry Leadership Electives (12 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Leading College Ministry  

3

Guiding Collegians in Their Faith Pilgrimage 

3

And Two of the Following:

The History and Philosophy of Collegiate Ministry 

3

Youth and College Culture

3

Special Topic in College Ministry

3

Mentoring in Discipleship Ministry

3

Discipleship and Ministry Leadership Core (9 hours)

Course

Hours

Select 9 Hours** from the following:

Leading Team-Based Ministry

3

Lifespan Development

3

Lifespan Discipleship

3

Disciplemaking Through Small Group Ministry

3

Personal Disciplemaking

1

Clinical Field Project

1-3

Mentoring in Discipleship Ministry

3

Total Required: 84-86 hours

(M) Indicates course is also available in a mentoring format.

*All graduate students must take this course during orientation in their first semester; however students will not receive a credit hour or be charged for the course.

** Students should consult with a faculty advisor for guidance in choosing electives that best fit personal educational and vocational goals. Other courses may be substituted upon approval by the Discipleship and Ministry Leadership Division Chair. Check with the Curriculum Coordinator or the Concentration Advisor for more information on acceptable courses.