Illinois | Online
TEDS’ Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those desiring preparation for Christian ministerial or academic leadership, all within the context of a broadly evangelical ethos.
Whether you desire an immersive academic experience on campus or choose to continue in your current ministry and take courses online, you will be prepared in Scripture interpretation, theology, pastoral practices, leadership, preaching, and spiritual formation.
MDiv alumni have gone on to a wide variety of vocational pursuits, including pastors, denominational leaders, scholars, authors, community development leaders, and missionary workers in many different contexts to engage the world for Christ.
Scripture and Interpretation (35 hours)
|ID 5000||Biblical Theology and Interpretation||3 hours|
|NT 5251||Greek Exegesis I||2 hours|
|NT 5252||Greek Exegesis II||2 hours|
|NT 5253||Exegesis for Preaching||2 hours|
|NT 6251||Interpreting the Synoptics and Acts||3 hours|
|NT 6252||Interpreting Paul and General Epistles||3 hours|
|NT 6253||Interpreting Johannine Literature||2 hours|
|OT 5240||Elementary Hebrew I||3 hours|
|OT 5241||Elementary Hebrew II||3 hours|
||Hebrew Exegesis||3 hours|
|OT 6251||Interpreting the Pentateuch and Former Prophets||3 hours|
|OT 6252||Interpreting the Latter Prophets||3 hours|
|OT 6253||Interpreting the Writings||3 hours|
Theology and Tradition (18 hours)
|CH 5051||History of Christianity I||3 hours|
|CH 5052 (or) CH 5060||History of Christianity II (or) American Church History||3 hours|
|ST 5201||Theology I: The God of the Gospel||3 hours|
|ST 5202||Theology II: The Gospel of God||3 hours|
|ST 7200||Theological Ethics||3 hours|
|Various||Advanced Theological Course: Choose from ST 8200, ST 8210, ST 8211, ST 8212, ST 8213, ST 8213, ST 8214, ST 8215, ST 8220, ST 8221, ST 8222, ST 8223||3 hours|
Worldview and Culture (8 hours)
|ME 5000||Foundations of Christian Mission||2 hours|
|ME 5001||Foundations of Evangelism||2 hours|
|PR 5600||Christian Faith and Contemporary Challenges||2 hours|
|ID 6500||Understanding the Social and Cultural Contexts of Ministry||2 hour|
Ministries and Practices (17 hours)
|PT 5100||Spiritual Formation for Ministry||2 hours|
|CM 5000||Intro to Counseling Ministries||2 hours|
|CM 6000||Issues in Counseling Ministry||1 hour|
|EM 5100||Leadership and Educational Ministry||3 hours|
|HM 6200–6201||Theology and Methodology of Biblical Preaching/Lab||2 hours|
|PT 7250||Christian Worship and Pastoral Practices||3 hours|
|HM 7000||Preaching the Old Testament||1 hour|
|PT 7481||Internship I||3 hours|
|Formation Group (2 semesters, recommended during first two semesters)|
Degree Tracks (9 hours)
|Choose one of the following tracks:|
Church and Parachurch Ministry
|PT 7481–7482||Internship II, or
PT 7482 (2hr), PT 7483 (2hr) if completing internship over 3 semesters
|ID 8100||Scholarship & the Christian Mind||3 hours|
|Various||Electives: 7000 or above||6 hours|
Caroline Fuab Thao ’23
Experience a classroom setting like none other. At Trinity, you will study under leading theologians, experts, and renowned authors in their specific field. Our professors will not only teach you but invest in your life. Hear from Dr. Simons, Director of MDiv, and faculty how the Master of Divinity prepares you for your academic and ministry goals.
Trinity is a broadly evangelical school that prides itself on theological diversity and encourages respectful engagement in difficult conversations and topics while remaining committed to the authority of Scripture. Since our founding, we have taught creative and critical thinking while upholding gospel fidelity in an effort to fulfill the age-old adage, “in the essentials unity, in the non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity.” The Trinity faculty is among the most widely published in evangelical academia and has deeply influenced the leaders shaping the present and future of evangelical Christianity across the globe.
MDiv students get the amazing Logos software at a significantly reduced price. Focus on your calling while engaging with some of the greatest authors and bible study tools at your fingertips. It is an instrumental tool while studying here TEDS and a tremendous resource after graduation.
Dr. Kevin J. Vanhoozer
You’ll want to see the general admissions requirements for all students. Specific to the MDiv are the following general prerequisites; see full prerequisites for further specific details:
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