Now offered online, on campus, or both!
Starting in Fall 2021, you can now earn your Master of Divinity degree 100% online! Obtain the same high-caliber education from our world-renowned faculty with classes that you can take from anywhere around the globe!
“As a full-time pastor who finished my MA 13 years ago, I’ve been greatly refreshed by taking online classes at TEDS again. The content has sharpened my mind and encouraged my heart, and I’ve been able to apply what I’ve been learning instantly in my ministry.”
—Curtis Romig, TEDS alumnus and current student
Our MDiv is designed to give comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those seeking to prepare for Christian ministry or academic leadership wrapped within the context of Trinity’s broadly evangelical framework.
Our MDiv curriculum, brings a sharper focus to the degree. The TEDS MDiv has always provided training in Scripture interpretation, theology, pastoral practices, leadership, preaching, and spiritual formation. Our curriculum develops skills in cultural and biblical interpretation. Develop a Christian worldview that equips you to engage your culture for the gospel’s sake.
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 locally, nationally, and globally. The MDiv is the prerequisite degree for Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs and is the recommended graduate degree for those intending to pursue advanced theological study (usually at the ThM or PhD levels).
Specific to the MDiv are the following general prerequisites; see full prerequisites for further specific details:
The Master of Divinity curriculum (87 hours total) is centered on four primary areas with one degree track of your choosing:
|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|
|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 8220, ST 8221, ST 8222, ST 8223||3 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|
|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 7481–7482||Internship I||3 hours|
|Formation Group (2 semesters, recommended during first two semesters)|
|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|
All Master of Divinity students must complete an internship. Field-based ministry experience is vital to the development of MDiv students. Field experiences are mentored experiences between students, faculty and church pastors. Mentoring provides opportunities to invest in the next generation of Christian leaders. Ministries are also enriched by having students serve in a church or parachurch setting.
MDiv Academic Scholarship Program
The TEDS Academic Scholarship Program is our highest and most prestigious scholarship. This is for new incoming Master of Divinity students who have demonstrated academic excellence, ministerial service, and potential for leadership.
MA/Theological Studies and the MDiv
TEDS students who have completed the MA/Theological Studies may apply all hours to an MDiv. Since the entire MA/TS can be earned at our Extension Sites, and courses may be taken online, this is a great way to complete a significant portion of the MDiv. Talk to an admissions counselor for more information.
Multiple Masters Programs
Students in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) or Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MA/TS) can add a Master of Arts in Bioethics without substantially lengthening their program of study. Learn More here.
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