Second Baptist Cohort Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree Options

As the flagship program of the Houston Theological Seminary, our MDiv provides preparation for pastoral ministry that brings together a focus on the church and academic rigor.

The degree is 72 credit hours, which takes approximately three years full-time. It includes these areas:

Biblical Languages Track English Track
Methodology (3 hours) Methodology (3 hours)
CHRI 5305 Theological Inquiry (Should be taken within first 9 hours of studies) CHRI 5305 Theological Inquiry (Should be taken within first 9 hours of studies)
Practical Theology (24 hours) Practical Theology (24 hours)
CHRI 5101-4  Spiritual Formation 1-4 (4 Semesters, 1 hr each) CHRI 5101-4  Spiritual Formation 1-4 (4 Semesters, 1 hr each)
8 hours of Internship (CHRI 5110 [1 hr] and CHRI 5210 [2 hrs]) 8 hours of Internship (CHRI 5110 [1 hr] and CHRI 5210 [2 hrs])
12 hours of Ministry Electives (from courses covering a practical theology topic) 12 hours of Ministry Electives (from courses covering a practical theology topic)
 Biblical Studies (12 hours)  Biblical Studies (24 hours)
CHRI 5350 Theology of the New Testament CHRI 5350 Theology of the New Testament
CHRI 5360 Theology of the Old Testament CHRI 5360 Theology of the Old Testament
1 OT Elective (from the Christian Scriptures courses: CHRI 5310/6315/6325) 1 OT Elective (from the Christian Scriptures courses: CHRI 5310/6315/6325)
1 NT Elective (from the Christian Scriptures courses: CHRI 5315/6320/6328) 1 NT Elective (from the Christian Scriptures courses: CHRI 5315/6320/6328)
 Biblical Languages (12 hours) 12 additional hours of Biblical Studies courses at the 5000/6000 level
6 hours of Greek or Hebrew
6 hours of Language Electives (Can be a second language or upper level reading courses)
Theology (15 hours)  Theology (15 hours)
CHRI 5311 Hermeneutics  CHRI 5311 Hermeneutics
CHRI 5330 History of Christianity CHRI 5330 History of Christianity
CHRI 5340 Systematic Theology CHRI 5340 Systematic Theology
6 hours of Theology Electives (from courses covering a historical or systematic topic)  6 hours of Theology Electives (from courses covering a historical or systematic topic)
General Electives (6 hours)   General Electives (6 hours)
 6 hours of General Electives (Including APOL, PHIL, GREK,HEBR, LATN)  6 hours of General Electives (Including APOL, PHIL, GREK,HEBR, LATN)**
Total: 72 Hours
Total: 72 Hours

**Note: Those entering the program without a prior undergraduate degree in theology or without a prior graduate studies in theology are required to take CHRI 5300 Introduction to Biblical Texts and Doctrines in their first semester.

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