Master's Degrees

Master's Degrees at NOBTS have been designed with the individual in mind. In all, the more than 40 plans and concentrations allow students to tailor their study to fit a specific call from God.

Master of Divinity Standard: 84 hours

  • Biblical Exposition: 21 hours
  • Christian Theological Heritage: 14 hours
  • Disciple Making: 9 hours
  • Interpersonal Skills: 4 hours
  • Servant Leadership: 8 hours
  • Spiritual and Character Formation: 4 hours
  • Worship Leadership: 8 hours
  • Free Electives: 16 hours

Master of Divinity Specializations

  • Standard Track: 84 hours
  • Biblical Languages: 92 hours
  • Biblical Studies: 92 hours
  • Chaplaincy/Pastoral Care: 84-86 hours
  • Christian Apologetics: 85-86 hours
  • Christian Education: 87-88 hours
  • Christian Theology: 86-87 hours
  • Christian Thought: 86-87 hours
  • Church Music: 92-94 hours
  • Church Planting: 87-90 hours
  • Collegiate Ministry Track: 90-91 hours
  • Counseling/Non-Licensure Track: 87 hours
  • Evangelistic Church Growth: 86 hours
  • Expository Preaching: 86 hours
  • Islamic Studies: 83 hours
  • Leadership–Concentration in Ministry Leadership and Administration: 90-91 hours
  • Leadership–Concentration in Pastoral Leadership: 83-84 hours
  • Marriage and Family Counseling: 101-102 hours
  • Mentoring Track: 81-82 hours
  • Missions: 86 hours
  • Pastoral Ministry: 86 hours
  • Philosophy: 86-87 hours
  • Urban Missions: 82-84 hours
  • Worship Ministries: 83-84 hours

Master of Arts Degrees

  • MA Apologetics: 50 hours
  • MA Biblical Archaeology: 51 hours
  • MA Biblical Studies: 52-55 hours
  • MA Cross-Cultural Studies: 46 hours
  • MA Theology: 52 hours
  • MA in Christian Apologetics: 36 hours
  • MA in Christian Education: 60 hours
  • MA in Church and Community Ministries: 47 hours
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: 84 hours
  • MA in Discipleship: 36 hours
  • MA in Marriage and Family Counseling: 84 hours
  • MA in Missiology: 48 hours
  • MA in Pastoral Ministry: 36-37 hours
  • MA in Worship Ministries: 42 hours

Other Master's Degrees

  • Master of Theological Studies: 49 hours
  • Master of Music in Church Music: 52 hours
  • Master of Theology: 31-35 hours

Graduate Certificates

  • in Age Group Ministry: 18 hours
  • in Biblical Languages: 18 hours
  • in Biblical Preaching: 16-20 hours
  • in Biblical Studies: 17 hours
  • in Bi-Vocational Ministry: 14 hours
  • in Christian Apologetics: 18 hours
  • in Christian Education: 18 hours
  • in Church and Community Ministries: 15 hours
  • in Church Leadership: 13-14 hours
  • in Church Planting: 15-19 hours
  • in Collegiate Ministry: 18 hours
  • in Counseling Ministry: 17 hours
  • in Evangelistic Church Growth: 15 hours
  • in Foundations for Mission Service: Career Service Basic (Apprentice): 15 hours
  • in Foundations for Mission Service: Career Service Advanced: 20 hours
  • in Greek Studies: 18 hours
  • in Hebrew Studies: 18 hours
  • in Islamic Studies: 15 hours
  • in Advanced Islamic Studies: 12 hours
  • in Lifespan Discipleship: 18 hours
  • in Missions: 12-18 hours
  • in Pastoral Ministry: 18-19 hours
  • in Theological and Historical Studies: 19 hours
  • in Women's Ministry: 15 hours
  • in Worship Ministries: 15 hours

Six Divisions of Study

A Word from our Dean

Welcome to graduate studies at New Orleans Seminary! Here you will find information on graduate degrees with over 20 specializations designed to prepare you for service in the specific area of your ministerial call. Graduate degrees at New Orleans are founded upon a competency-based curriculum which is designed to provide you with the tools needed to serve effectively in the 21st Century. Our goal is to build the kingdom of God through mature, capable, and compassionate ministers. By the way, if you are a Religion major or minor from a Christian college or university, you should check out our Baptist College Partnership Program. Browse through the various degree options. If you need additional information regarding a specific program, contact the Academic Counselor in the Registrar’s Office. May God continue to bless and lead as you remain faithful to prepare and serve.

Dr. Mike Edens

Dean of Graduate Studies

Professor of Theology and Islamic Studies

Associate Director of the Institute for Christian Apologetics