ADVANCE: BA/MDIV

168 credit hours


Why study a BA / MDIV at Trinity?

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.

How long will it take me to earn my degree?

You’ll earn both your BA and MDiv in as little as 5 years.

Did you know?

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 3 undergraduate years and a $7,000 scholarship during their 4th and 5th years while at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS).

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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!

COURSEWORK

You will take 168 hours of coursework at TIU and TEDS. These courses are designed to meet the following goals:

  • Personal Maturity. The Advance: BA/MDiv graduate should be able to demonstrate a healthy sense of self in Christ, commitment to a lifestyle of ministry and progress toward godly character.
  • Cultural Engagement. The Advance: BA/MDiv graduate should be able to study the Bible in its historical and cultural context and apply it to present-day ethical issues.
  • Biblical Philosophy. The Advance: BA/MDiv graduate should be able to grasp the message of the Bible, interpret the Scriptures accurately, develop a Christian worldview, integrate faith, living, and learning.

Advance: BA in Pre-Seminary/MDIV Courses

FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE & JUNIOR YEARS:
Course Title Credits
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.
JUNIOR YEARS:
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.
SENIOR YEAR:
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—

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Missionary  Theological Teacher
Pastor

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