The MDiv - Revised and Refreshed for 21St Century Ministry

The refreshed Master of Divinity combines world-class scholarship and practical relevance, all for the purpose of preparing you to answer God’s call on your life. The recent revision strengthened the offerings in the classical disciples (biblical languages, biblical studies, theology, and church history) without compromising the focus on practical application (preaching, Christian ministry, mission, church leadership). If God is calling you to ministry, the MDiv offers the best preparation available.

Master of Divinity Christian Ministry: 84 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 24 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Free Electives: 12 hours

Master of Divinity Biblical Languages: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Biblical Studies: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Expository Preaching: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Worship Ministries: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Church Music: 85 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 18 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 15 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 12 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 18 hours
  • Musicianship Competency: 16 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Evangelism and Church Health: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Christian Education: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Ministry to Women: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Pastoral Ministry: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Christian Leadership: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Church: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity International Church Planting: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Missions Planting: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Collegiate Ministry: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Marriage and Family Counseling: 93 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 12 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 12 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 3 hours
  • Core Counseling Courses: 18 hours
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling: 21 hours
  • Contextual Dimensions: 18 hours
  • Clinical Practice: 9 hours
  • Counseling Electives: 3 hours

Master of Divinity Counseling/Non-Licensure Track: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Islamic Studies: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Christian Thought: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Philosophy: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Master of Divinity Christian Apologetics: 87 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours
“I believe that the very best degree you can earn while you are in seminary is the Master of Divinity degree. Our MDiv is custom-tuned to give you everything you need to do ministry in the 21st century.”
Dr. Jamie Dew

Dr. Jamie Dew

President

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

“Why have we chosen to refresh the MDiv? We want to give you what we believe is great preparation to answer the call God has placed on your life.”
Dr. Bo Rice

Dr. Bo Rice

Dean of Graduate Studies

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary