168 credit hours
Students coming out of this program can expect to be well-equipped for a life in ministry. Whether it’s preaching from the pulpit, ministering through evangelistic outreach, or leading through in-depth biblical teaching, you’ll have all the tools and training necessary to pursue God’s calling in your life. If you are confident that vocational ministry is in your future, then this program will serve you well.
You’ll earn both your BA and MDiv in as little as 5 years.
By completing your BA and MDiv in 5 years with the Advance: BA/MDiv Program, you will end up saving a lot of time and money. We want to help you succeed on your pathway to ministry, and we recognize that the cost of your education is an important factor in the equation. For this reason, every student accepted to Advance is automatically afforded $18,000 in scholarships during their undergraduate years and a $7,000 scholarship during their fifth year while at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS).
Your first two years are at Trinity International University (TIU) with undergraduate courses in general education within the Bible and Ministry major. The third year is a shared course load between TIU and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). The final two years are in the MDiv program at TEDS, allowing students to earn a BA and an MDiv in only five years!
You will take 168 hours of coursework at TIU and TEDS. These courses are designed to meet the following goals:
|FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE & JUNIOR YEARS:
|Undergraduate Course Work:|
|BI 101||Understanding the Old Testament||–or–|
|BI 111||Understanding the New Testament||3 hours|
|BI 210||Biblical Interpretation||3 hours|
|PH 180||Introduction to Philosophy||3 hours|
|Other general education courses and required major courses.|
|Undergraduate general education requirements that will be fulfilled by graduate-level courses and need not be duplicated with undergraduate work:|
|ID 5001 Foundations of Integrative Thought replaces either BI 101 or BI 111|
|ID 5002 Foundations of Cultural Engagement replaces one course in the Religious and Ethnic Diversity subcategory|
|One LR course (3 hours) replaces 3 hours of undergraduate elective credit.|
|Upon completion of 70 hours with a 3.0 GPA, students must submit an application and letter of recommendation to Trinity Graduate School Admissions to be accepted into the Dual Degree Program. Student takes ID 5001, ID 5002.|
|SUMMER BEFORE SENIOR YEAR:
|Optional: Student takes modular courses in the May/July summer sessions.|
|Student completes requirements for BA graduation. Student takes graduate courses, schedule permitting.|
|—Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree Completed—|
|SUMMER FOLLOWING SENIOR YEAR:
|Student takes modular courses in the May/July summer sessions.|
|Student takes any remaining course work in Fall. Student completes coursework for MA program.|
|Student completes requirements for MDiv graduation.|
|—Master of Divinity Degree Completed—|
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