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Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity degree is designed to equip students for professional, vocational ministry in church and para-church settings, and is typically recommended for those preparing for ordination. The M.Div. degree can also provide the academic basis for the D.Min., Th.M. or Ph.D. degrees.
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Practical Learning for Leaders in All Areas of Ministry

At the core of Phoenix Seminary is our Master of Divinity Program, which offers effective and practical learning for leaders in all areas of ministry. Studies include biblical interpretation, theological analysis and synthesis, church history, and effective use of skills in preaching, church leadership, counseling, and cross-cultural ministry. Thorough preparation and scholarship are the best developmental tools for successful ministry. Therefore our study programs have depth, rigor, and detail, including biblical languages and theological primacy. The Master of Divinity is available on campus and online.

The Master of Divinity degree is designed to equip students for professional, vocational ministry in church and para-church settings. This may include a broad range of occupations, including the pastorate, intercultural service, Christian leadership, pastoral counseling, chaplaincy, evangelism, and youth ministry. In many churches and denominations, the M.Div. degree has been recommended for those preparing for ordination. The M.Div. degree can also provide the academic basis for the D.Min., Th.M. or Ph.D. degrees.
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Train For a Lifetime of Faithful Ministry

The Master of Divinity provides rigorous biblical training with unique areas of emphasis. 

Program Requirements

92 credit hours with a wide range of classes and electives.

Student Learning Outcomes

Our robust program provides the education you need for a lifetime of faithful ministry.

Concentrations

Tailor your degree to fit your unique context. Select one of three areas of concentration.

Biblical Languages: 12 Credits

NT512 New Testament Greek 1

NT513 New Testament Greek 2

 OT512 Old Testament Hebrew 1

 OT513 Old Testament Hebrew 2

Biblical Literature: 15 Credits

BL515 Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpretation

BL511 Old Testament 1: Genesis to Esther

BL512 Old Testament 2: Job to Malachi

BL513 New Testament 1: Matthew to Acts

BL514 New Testament 2: Romans to Revelation

Theological Studies: 15 Credits

TH511 Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

TH512 Anthropology, Christology, and Pneumatology

TH513 Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology

TH516 Christian Ethics

TH5## Theology Elective

TH599 Theological oral exam

Historical Studies: 6 credits

CH511 Church History 1

CH512 Church History 2

Practical Studies: 21 Credits

BC512 Homiletics: Principles of Preaching

IS504 Cross-Cultural and Diversity Competency

IS505 Communicating Christ in a Pluralistic World

MS503 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

MS504 Leadership and Pastoral Competencies

SF500 The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

SF505 Biblical Spirituality

Concentration Courses: 23 Credits 

Total Credits: 92

Student Learning Outcomes

Each graduate of the Master of Divinity degree program should be able to:

  1. Know and apply Scripture using proper hermeneutical principles.
  2. Articulate sound doctrine according to historic Christian orthodoxy.
  3. Explain how to shepherd people with biblical wisdom.
  4. Articulate his or her own growing and healthy relationship with God and neighbor.

Biblical and Theological Studies

In addition to the general purpose of the Master of Divinity program, the Biblical and Theological Studies concentration equips students for life-changing expository preaching and teaching of the Old and New Testaments.

NT514
Greek Syntax and Exegesis

NT5##
Greek Elective (NT551-NT595)

OT514
Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis

OT5##
Hebrew Elective (OT551-OT595)

BC513
Advanced Preaching Skills

BC591
Biblical Communication Internship I

Course 1
General Elective

Course 2
General Elective

Leadership and Administration

This concentration prepares students for vocational ministry positions in church and para-church ministries. This concentration is designed to train leaders who will then be effective in training other leaders.

LA511
Developing Leaders Who Develop Leaders

LA512
Survey of Effective Ministries

LA513
Conflict Resolution in the Church

LA514
Competencies in Ministry Administration

LA591
Leadership and Administration Internship I

Course 1
General Elective

Course 2
General Elective

Course 3
General Elective

Christian Studies

The Christian Studies concentration is designed to develop broad skills for the varying demands of Christian ministry.

Course 1
General Elective

Course 2
General Elective

Course 3
General Elective

Course 4
General Elective

Course 5
General Elective

Course 6
General Elective

Course 7
General Elective

CS591
Christian Studies Internship I

Each graduate of the Master of Divinity degree program should be able to:

  1. Know and apply Scripture using proper hermeneutical principles.
  2. Articulate sound doctrine according to historic Christian orthodoxy.
  3. Explain how to shepherd people with biblical wisdom.
  4. Articulate his or her own growing and healthy relationship with God and neighbor.

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