Islamic Studies M.Div. Specialization

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To serve in a wide variety of ministerial callings in which Islam and Muslims are addressed, such as International Missions and Urban Ministry.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Lloyd A. Harsch (Curriculum Coordinator)

  • Dr. Michael H. Edens (Specialization Advisor)

Program Requirements

Basic Ministerial Competency Component (65 hours)

Biblical Exposition Competency (23 hours)

course

hours

Encountering the Biblical World

2

Exploring the Old Testament 

3

Exploring the New Testament 

3

Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics 

3

Introductory Hebrew Grammar 

3

Intermediate Hebrew Grammar for OT Exegesis 

3

Introductory Greek Grammar 

3

Intermediate Greek Grammar for NT Exegesis 

3

Christian Theological Heritage Competency (16 hours)

course

hours

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2

3

History of Christianity: Early-Medieval

3

History of Christianity: Reformation-Modern

2

Baptist Heritage

2

Philosophy of Religion
OR
Christian Apologetics

3

NOBTS, SBC, and Cooperative Program

*

Disciple Making Competency (7 hours)

course

hours

Supervised Ministry 1: Personal Evangelism Practicum (M)

2

Discipleship Strategies (M)
OR
Church Revitalization (M)

2

Christian Missions (M)

3

Interpersonal Skills Competency (2 hours)

course

hours

Interpersonal Relationship Skills
OR
Counseling in Ministry

2

Servant Leadership Competency (8 hours)

course

hours

Supervised Ministry 2: Ministry Practicum (M)

2

Church Leadership and Administration (M

3

Pastoral Ministry
OR
Christian Ministry**

3

Spiritual and Character Formation Competency (4 hours)

course

hours

Christian Ethics
OR
Biblical Ethics 

3

Introduction to Spiritual Formation (M)

1

Worship Leadership Competency (5 hours)

course

hours

Proclaiming the Bible
OR
Teaching the Bible***

3

Preaching Practicum (M)
OR
Teaching Practicum*** (M)

2

Islamic Studies Component (15 hours)

Islamic Studies Core (9 hours)

course

hours

World Religions: Islam 

3

Jesus and Islam 

3

Word of God in Christianity and Islam 

3

Islamic Studies Electives (6 hours)

Elective Component (3 hours)

Free Elective (3 hours)

Total Required: 83 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 who do not have a pastoral ministry calling (e.g., pastor, ministry staff, chaplain, or church planter) may choose to take Christian Ministry instead of Pastoral Ministry.

***Students not called into a preaching ministry may choose to take Teaching the Bible instead of Proclaiming the Bible, and Teaching Practicum instead of Preaching Practicum. Students who take Teaching the Bible must take the Teaching Practicum course.