M.Div. Curriculum Overview
The Master or Divinity at Logsdon Seminary is a 75-hour program which requires at least three years to complete. The degree begins with a course in Preparing for Ministry. It then focuses on coursework that develops skills for performing three major tasks: Interpreting Christian Scripture, Understanding Christian Life and Thought, and Ministering to Persons. The Master of Divinity culminates in courses devoted to Integrating the Theory and Practice of Ministry.
PREPARING FOR MINISTRY (3 HRS)
Preparation for Ministry in the Church (3 hrs)
INTERPRETING CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE (18-24 HRS)
Courses in Old Testament (6-9 hrs)
Courses in New Testament (6-9 hrs)
Courses in Biblical Languages (12 hrs) [Pastoral Ministry Track]
UNDERSTANDING CHRISTIAN LIFE AND THOUGHT (18-24 HRS)
Free electives or Intro courses (0-6 hrs)*
A course in Systematic Theology (3 hrs)
A course in Christian History (3 hrs)
A course in Christian Ethics (3 hrs)
Christian Philosophy (3 hrs)
Baptist Heritage and Thought (3 hrs)
Spiritual Formation (3 hrs)
MINISTERING TO PERSONS (15 HRS)
Courses in Leadership in Ministry (Pastoral, Spiritual Care, Educational, Missions and Cross- Cultural, or Family Ministry) (11-16 hrs)
A course in Education, Leadership, or Administration (3 hrs)
A course in Evangelism (2 hrs)
A course in Missions (3 hrs)
An elective course (0-3 hrs)
INTEGRATING THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MINISTRY (9 HRS)
Supervision in Ministry (6 hrs)
Capstone Seminar (3 hrs)
Spiritual Formation Activities**
FREE ELECTIVES (0-6 HRS)
Total Hours – 75
*Students lacking Christian theology or Christian history in previous coursework take Intro to Christian Theology and Intro to Christian History.
**See Spiritual Formation for more information on Ministry Activities.
For more detailed information on the Master of Divinity curriculum, see the Logsdon Seminary Catalog.